Game Birds

All wild varieties of:

  • Bobwhite quail
  • Chachalaca
  • Gambel's quail
  • Migratory game birds (all species)
  • Pheasants
  • Scaled quail (blue)
  • Turkey
  • Species with no open season:
  • • Attwater's prairie chicken
  • • Mearn's (Montezuma) quail
  • • Partridge (includes chukar)
  • • Lesser Prairie Chicken
MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS
PHEASANT
  • General Season:
    • Selected Panhandle (37) counties: Dec. 7, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014. Bag limit: three cocks. Possession limit: six cocks.
  • It is unlawful to hunt pheasant by the aid of dragging of a cable, chain, rope, or other device connected to or between a moving object or objects.
QUAIL – Bobwhite, Scaled (blue) and Gambel's
  • General Season: Oct. 26, 2013-Feb. 23, 2014. Daily bag limit: 15. Possession limit: 45.
TURKEY
  • See County Listings for specific county regulations.
  • It is against the law to hunt roosting turkeys by any means at any time.
  • Special Requirements for Proof of Sex: see Processing Carcass in Camp.
  • SPECIAL REGULATIONS for Eastern Spring Season in certain East Texas counties: Shotgun, archery and crossbows only, no hunting over bait; all turkeys must be checked at a check station within 24 hours after they are killed; and harvested turkeys may be field dressed, but must otherwise remain intact. See: Turkey Check Stations

All turkey must be tagged with a tag from the hunter's license IMMEDIATELY upon kill, and in a secure manner anywhere on the turkey.

NOTICE: READ THE TAG USE DESCRIPTION ON YOUR LICENSE CAREFULLY BEFORE ATTACHING TO HARVESTED TURKEY.

Tag Number USE ON TURKEY ONLY:
1 Rio Grande Turkey – Valid Only in a county for which the annual bag limit is four turkeys
2 Rio Grande Turkey – Valid Only in a county for which the annual bag limit is four turkeys
3 Eastern or Rio Grande Turkey – Valid in certain East Texas counties with an annual bag limit of 1 (see County Listings) OR in any county with an annual bag limit of four turkeys
4 Rio Grande Turkey – Valid in any county for which the bag limit is four turkeys OR during the Spring Season in Bastrop, Caldwell, Colorado, Fayette, Jackson, Lavaca, Lee, and Milam counties (see County Listings).

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