Texas Hunting

2015-2016 Texas Hunting Seasons

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 2015-2016 Texas hunting season dates.

For a complete list of the currently published 2015-2016 Texas hunting season dates, view and download a PDF  of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Annual 2015-2016 on the TPWD website.

 

WHITE-TAILED DEER

Archery-Only Season  Oct. 3 – Nov. 6

GENERAL SEASON:

*Special Youth Season Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, Jan. 4-17

North Zone (see County Listings)  Nov. 7 – Jan. 3

South Zone (see County Listings)  Nov. 7 – Jan. 17

Late Antler-less & Spike:

North Zone (see County Listings)  Jan. 4-17

South Zone (see County Listings)  Jan. 18-31

Muzzle-loader (see County Listings)  Jan. 4-17

 

MULE DEER

Archery-Only Season  Oct. 3 – Nov. 6

General Season: Panhandle (see County Listings)  Nov. 21 – Dec. 6

SW Panhandle (see County Listings)  Nov. 21-29

Trans-Pecos (see County Listings) Nov. 27 – Dec. 13

 

RIO GRANDE TURKEY

Archery-Only Season Oct. 3 – Nov. 6

FALL TURKEY SEASON: *Special Youth Season Oct. 31 – Nov. 1

(Statewide) , Jan. 4-17

(North Zone only) North Zone (see County Listings)  Nov. 7 – Jan. 3

South Zone (see County Listings)  Nov. 7 – Jan. 17

Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg & Willacy counties  Nov. 7 – Feb. 28

 

SPRING TURKEY SEASON:

North Zone (see County Listings)  April 2 – May 15

*Special Youth Season  Mar. 26-27, May 21-22

South Zone (see County Listings)  Mar. 19 – May 1

*Special Youth Season  Mar. 12-13, May 7-8

1-Turkey Bag Limit (see County Listings)  Apr. 1–30

 

+EASTERN TURKEY

Spring-Only Season: East Texas (see County Listings)  Apr. 15 – May 14

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* In all counties that have an open season for those species.

** In all counties that have an Oct. 1 – Feb. 28 and May 1-31 open season.

+ Rio Grande and Eastern Turkey may be hunted in these counties.