Texas Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to the Texas Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2021-2022.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out “When Is Hunting Season for Texas?”

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

Texas Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

With over 1 Million Acres of Public land available The Texas hunting season provides plenty of opportunity for a range of wild game including the following:

Mule Deer, White-tailed Deer, Javelina, Turkey, Hogs, Alligator, Pronghorn plus a range of small game and wild game birds.

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority’s Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

Texas Deer Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
Mule Deer (Firearms)Nov 23 – Dec 15
Mule Deer (Bow)Sept 28 – nov 1
White-tailed (Firearms)Nov 2 – Jan 19
White-Tailed (Bow)Sept 28 – Nov 1
White-Tailed (Youth)Oct 26-27 & Jan 6 -19
White-Tailed (Muzzleloader)Jan 6 -19

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. There is alos a special late White-tailed season from Jan 6 – 19 (North) and Jan 20-Feb 2 (South)

Texas Turkey Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
Eastern Turkey (Spring)Apr 22 – May 14
Rio Grande (Spring)Mar 21 – May 17
FallNov 2 – Feb 23
Bow onlyAll counties with a fall season

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Texas Small Game Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
HogsOpen all Year
BobcatsOpen All Year
CoyotesOpen All Year
Rabbits & haresOpen All Year
Flying SquirrelsOpen All Year
FoxOpen All Year

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Texas Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
DucksOct 26-27 & Nov 1 Jan 26
Canada GeeseSept 14-29 & Nov 2 -Jan 26
Light GeeseJan 27 – Mar 15
PheasantDec 7 – Jan 5
QuailOct 26 – Feb 23

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Texas Game Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
Mountain LionsOpen all Year
JavelinaOct 1 – Feb 23 & Sept 1 – Aug 31 (2022)
PronghornSept 28 – Oct 6
Alligator (Core)Sept 10 -30
Alligator (Non-Core)Apr 1 – June 30 (2022)

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

I hope you have found this State hunting season information helpful in planning your next great hunting adventure. Please feel free to share this page with your hunting buddies. In addition to these US Hunting Seasons by State pages, you may be interested in these posts.


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