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Forums >> Texas Hunting >> Turkey, Quail and Dove Hunting >> Dove Limit

Dove Limit

Don

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What is the daily limit of Doves per day (birds on ice and birds in game bag total count)

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Don

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Don,

Bag limit depends on which of the zones you will be hunting in.  I'll be in the North Zone, so the daily limit is 15 (no more than two white-tipped, which are different from white-winged) and the possession limit is 30 (except for opening day, which of course the possession limit is just 15). 

The daily limit applies to the 24-hour period from midnight to midnight, regardless of where the birds are at (vest, cooler, etc).  The possession limit applies to you until you reach home and put the birds in the freezer (but see the other thread on possession limits for a discussion on how the feds and how the state wardens interpret this differently).  So you can hunt two days and either drive the birds home (motel freezer does not count as your residence) OR you can grill them up and eat some before hunting on Sunday.

If hunting in a group/sharing a cooler with someone else, bag and label YOUR birds in ziplocs so you can identify just how many count against YOUR limit.  Of course, all of this discussion assumes we'll be able to hit birds!  :-)

 

At the TPWD website http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/season/2007/migratory_game/dove_limits/ you will find the following:

2006-2007 Bag and Possession Limits for Dove

North Zone
Regular
Daily Bag Limit: 15*
Possession Limit: 30
Falconry
Daily Bag Limit: 3
Possession Limit: 6
Central Zone
Regular
Daily Bag Limit: 12*
Possession Limit: 24
Falconry
Daily Bag Limit: 3
Possession Limit: 6
South Zone
Regular
Daily Bag Limit: 12*
Possession Limit: 24
Falconry
Daily Bag Limit: 3
Possession Limit: 6
Special White-winged Dove Area (Shooting hours: noon to sunset)
Special Season: September 2, 3, 9, and 10
Daily Bag Limit** (see below)
Possession Limit** (see below)
Regular Season: September 22 - November 12; December 26 - January 8
Daily Bag Limit 12*
Possession Limit 24
Falconry Season (Statewide) - Dove: November 19 - December 25
Daily Bag Limit: 3
Possession Limit: 6

*In all zones, the daily bag limit can include no more than 2 white-tipped (white-fronted doves). The possession limit on white-tipped doves is twice the daily bag limit.

**Bag limits for the Special White-winged Dove Area: 12 white-winged, mourning and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, to include no more than 4 mourning doves and 2 white-tipped (white-fronted doves). Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.

Updated July 25, 2006

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Note: If you kill rock dove ( wild pigeons) or collard dove be sure to leave a wing on or they will be counted into your limit, of which there is no limit on these birds.

Inca or the Mexican dove are not a migratory bird, so do not shoot them or you will be fined.

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good points to add, Don.

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Thanks for the information and picture if I shot one of those I would have thought it was just a strange looking dove before seeing the picture.

Don   

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You will notice a small dove that has a rust color under it wings.  Don't shoot!

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Travis county

do you guys have special glasses? How do you notice rust color under the wings until you pick it up? Do they fly different? Are they different size? How would a beginner even begin to know what you are talking about? (Share some wisdom)

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Inca dove are tiny -- Here's a good resource:

http://www.texnews.com/graphics/082706dove.pdf

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Way to go Matthew!  That is a real good link!

Jason,  the little Inca dove look like a juvenile dove and kind of remind me of a quail flushing, they have a faster wing beat or maybe just noisier.  But, you will notice the rust color under their wings  "do you guys have special glasses?"  ( when their in flight).....  geee..for some people you just have to spell it out! :-)

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good points ya'll.  I had no idea about those other ones.

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