- Quail: October 25
- Rio Grande Turkey Youth-Only: October 25
- White-tailed Deer Youth-Only: October 25
- Chachalaca: November 1
- Rio Grande Turkey: November 1
- White-tailed Deer: November 1
- Mule Deer: November 22
- Pheasant: December 6
Here's the lowdown from TPWD experts on the prospects for deer, dove, waterfowl, quail, turkey, squirrel.
- Skill Builder: Proper firearm handling.
- Skill Builder: How to handle game meats.
- Recipes: Dishes from three chefs for venison, quail and dove.
If you are new to hunting and will be age 41 or younger this fall, you may need to take hunter education this summer. Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course, or be accompanied while hunting. Minimum age of certification is 9 years of age.
Hunter education instructors are always needed. Help share the hunting legacy of conservation and sportsmanship by becoming a hunter education instructor. Find out more about joining the program.
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