Texas Fall Turkey Hunting Season is Right Around the Corner

Rio grande turkey

The fall Texas turkey hunting season is right around the corner, and here is a breakdown of the dates and locations that you’ll need to know.

The fall Rio Grande turkey season is divided into three different segments: Archery Only, Youth Only, and the regular Fall Season.

Archery Only Fall Turkey Season – Oct. 3 – Nov. 6, 2015

The Archery Only season is available in all counties with an open fall season.

Youth Only Fall Turkey Season

The fall Youth-Only season is basically a one weekend season, with the exception of the North Zone that has an extra two weeks in January 2016:

North Zone (123 counties):                                                      Oct. 31 – Nov. 1 and Jan. 4 – Jan. 17

South Zone (26 counties):                                                        Oct. 31 – Nov. 1

Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg, and Willacy counties:               Oct. 31 – Nov. 1

Regular Fall Turkey Season

The regular fall season is divided into three zones with the same start date but different ending dates.

North Zone (123 counties):                                                      Nov. 7 – Jan. 3, 2016

South Zone (26 counties):                                                        Nov. 7 – Jan. 17, 2016

Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg, and Willacy counties:               Nov. 7 – Feb. 28, 2016

Here is the Texas fall zone map:

Texas Fall Turkey Hunting Season Zone Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember, an Upland Game Bird Stamp is required to hunt turkeys in Texas, which you can buy anywhere hunting licenses are sold.