2014 - 2015
New Regulations take effect Sept. 1, 2014. Download a PDF of the current 2013-14 Outdoor Annual.

Tagging Turkey

If required, the tag from the hunting license of the person who killed the turkey must be correctly and legibly completed (including name of property and county) and must:

  • be used on a specific type of turkey 
  • have the month and date of kill CUT OUT.


tag cutout

    It is against the law to use:

    • a tag taken from the license of another person or allow your tag to be used by another person.
    • a tag more than one time (or on more than one turkey).
    • an incorrect tag on a turkey 

    Where to Attach Tag to Turkey

    The hunting license tag may be attached anywhere on a turkey so that it is not damaged, defaced or lost in transporting or handling. The applicable tag must remain attached until the turkey reaches its final destination and is finally processed.

    Tip: Remember that if the head and the carcass are separated, the tag from the hunting license goes with the carcass and the WRD goes with the head.

    Notice: Read the tag use description on your license carefully before attaching to harvested turkey.

    Tag #1:
    Rio Grande Turkey - Only valid in a county for which the annual bag limit is four turkeys
    Tag #2:
    Rio Grande Turkey - Only valid in a county for which the annual bag limit is four turkeys
    Tag #3:
    Eastern or Rio Grande Turkey - Valid in the following:
    • Certain East Texas counties with an annual bag limit of one (see County Listings)
    • Any county with an annual bag limit of four turkeys
    Tag #4
    Rio Grande Turkey - Valid in the following:
    • Any county for which the bag limit is four turkeys
    • During the Spring Season in Bastrop, Caldwell, Colorado, Fayette, Jackson, Lavaca, Lee and Milam counties (see County Listings)

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