Texas Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 28 – 
February 25, 2018

Texas Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$25

Non-Resident License Fees:
$132
5-Day $48

Special Permits:
Upland Game Stamp $7

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
 
Scaled Quail

Texas Scaled Quail Season

October 28 – February 25, 2018

Limits: 15 per day, 45 possession in aggregate with other quail

Bobwhite Quail

Texas Bobwhite Quail Season

October 28 – February 25, 2018

Limits: 15 per day, 45 possession in aggregate with other quail

Gambel's Quail

Texas Gambel’s Quail Season

October 28 – February 25, 2018

 Limits: 15 per day, 45 possession in aggregate with other quail

Woodcock

Texas Woodcock Season

December 18 – January 31, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Texas Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

December 2 – December 31, 2017

 Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession 

*in select areas

 
Winter Bird Hunting

Hunting the Polar Vortex

The first half of the 2014 Upland Season is over and it’s been a whirlwind of travel all across the country. But this last trip to South Dakota hunting in brutally cold conditions was a great reminder that some of the best memories afield come from facing adversity and overcoming.

Brian Koch
Alaska Mountains

The Alaska Standoff

Alaska and I are at odds. I’m here to take her birds. She’s not giving them up easily. I’m to earn them one vertical foot at a time until she has determined that sufficient  toll has been collected. She’s happy to show amazing places, jaw-dropping beauty, an abundance of nature viewing unrivaled anywhere else in … Read more

Brian Koch
New Mexico Sunset

Embrace the Hunting Curve

I kicked off this season hunting the entire month of September without ever pulling the trigger—for birds, not for big game, not for a once-in-a-lifetime tag draw. I never even came close. True, the Himalayan Snowcock might be the most challenging hunt in the country. This was my second attempt at those demons and I … Read more

Brian Koch