The hunting seasons in Texas are changing all the time, based on the animal, so here's a list of upcoming dates for the 2022-2023 season in El Paso, TX.

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Alligator

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Photo by Bas van Brandwijk on Unsplash
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*You used to be able to find them in downtown El Paso at the central plaza as an exhibit, but not any other place or body of water. I'm not sure you'll find any in the Rio Grande, but don't quote me on that. Stranger things have happened, like Buzz seeing a kangaroo in Oklahoma. This hunting season probably applies to the Gulf of Mexico region of Texas.

Apr. 1 - June 30, 2023
Bag Limit 1 per person per year


Dove

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Photo by Lenstravelier on Unsplash
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*What most people don't know is that doves, or the signs of peace and the holy spirit, are actually delicious! It takes about 3 to 5 breasts to make a regular portion.

Regular Season
Sept. 1 - Nov. 13, 2022
Dec. 17, 2022 - Jan. 1, 2023
Daily Bag Limit 15 white-winged, mourning, and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, to include no more than 2 white-tipped
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Legal Shooting Hours From a one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.

Falconry
Nov. 18 - Dec. 4, 2022
Daily Bag Limit 3 in the aggregate
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit


Duck

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*Whether it's Donald, Daffy, or Scrooge, duck is a fatty, tasty treat. And the regular season starts soon!

Duck Daily Bag Limit with Gun 6 in the aggregate. Includes mergansers.
No more than:

5 mallards (only two may be hens)
3 wood ducks
2 redheads
2 canvasback
1 scaup
1 pintail
1 "dusky" duck (mottled duck, Mexican-like duck, black duck and their hybrids are closed the first five days of the season in each zone)
All other species not listed: 6
Coot Daily Bag Limit 15 birds
Possession Limit with Gun Three times the daily bag limit
Youth-Only
Oct. 22 - 23, 2022
Veterans and Active Duty Military
Oct. 22 - 23, 2022
Regular Season
Oct. 29 - 30, 2022
Nov. 4, 2022 - Jan. 29, 2023
"Dusky" Duck
Nov. 7, 2022 - Jan. 29, 2023


Goose

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Have you ever heard the expression your goose is cooked? Well in Texas you can actually hunt AND cook geese.

Daily Bag Limit 5 dark geese, to include no more than two white-fronted geese, 10 light geese in the aggregate.
Possession Limit Dark geese three times the daily bag limit. Light geese no possession limit.

Light and Dark Geese
Nov. 5, 2022 - Feb. 5, 2023
Light Geese (Conservation Order)
Feb. 6 - Mar. 12, 2023
Light Geese (Conservation Order) Only No bag limit, no possession limit.


Javelina

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They're like pigs or wild hogs. Except they only spoke Spanish and gave Old Yeller rabies.

Regular Season
Sept. 1, 2022 - Aug. 31, 2023
Bag Limit 2 per license year.
Possession Limit 2

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