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TITLE 31NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
PART 2TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 65WILDLIFE
SUBCHAPTER NMIGRATORY GAME BIRD PROCLAMATION
RULE §65.315Open Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits--Early Season

(a) Rails.

  (1) Dates: September 14 - 29, 2013 and November 2 - December 25, 2013.

  (2) Daily bag and possession limits:

    (A) king and clapper rails: 15 in the aggregate per day; 45 in the aggregate in possession.

    (B) sora and Virginia rails: 25 in the aggregate per day; 75 in the aggregate in possession.

(b) Dove seasons.

  (1) North Zone.

    (A) Dates: September 1 - October 23, 2013 and December 20, 2013 - January 5, 2014.

    (B) Daily bag limit: 15 mourning doves, white-winged doves, and white-tipped (white-fronted) doves in the aggregate, including no more than two white-tipped doves per day.

    (C) Possession limit: 45 mourning doves, white-winged doves, and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, including no more than 6 white-tipped doves in possession.

  (2) Central Zone.

    (A) Dates: September 1 - October 23, 2013 and December 20, 2013 - January 5, 2014.

    (B) Daily bag limit: 15 mourning doves, white-winged doves, and white-tipped (white-fronted) doves in the aggregate, including no more than two white-tipped doves per day.

    (C) Possession limit: 45 mourning doves, white-winged doves, and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, including no more than 6 white-tipped doves in possession.

  (3) South Zone.

    (A) Dates: Except in the special white-winged dove area as defined in §65.314 of this title (relating to Zones and Boundaries for Early Season Species), September 20 - October 27, 2013 and December 20, 2013 - January 20, 2014.

    (B) Daily bag limit: 15 mourning doves, white-winged doves, and white-tipped (white-fronted) doves in the aggregate, including no more than two white-tipped doves per day.

    (C) Possession limit: 45 mourning doves, white-winged doves, and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, including no more than 6 white-tipped doves in possession.

  (4) Special white-winged dove area.

    (A) Dates: September 1, 2, 7, and 8, 2013.

      (i) Daily bag limit: 15 white-winged doves, mourning doves, and white-tipped (white-fronted) doves, in the aggregate to include no more than two mourning doves and two white-tipped doves per day.

      (ii) Possession limit: 45 white-winged doves, mourning doves, and white-tipped doves in the aggregate to include no more than 6 mourning doves and 6 white-tipped doves in possession.

    (B) Dates: September 20 - October 23, 2013 and December 20, 2013 - January 20, 2014.

      (i) Daily bag limit: 15 white-winged doves, mourning doves, and white-tipped (white-fronted) doves, in the aggregate to include no more than two white-tipped doves per day;

      (ii) Possession limit: 45 white-winged doves, mourning doves, and white-tipped doves in the aggregate to include no more than 6 white-tipped doves in possession.

(c) Gallinules.

  (1) Dates: September 14 - 29, 2013 and November 2 - December 25, 2013.

  (2) Daily bag and possession limits: 15 in the aggregate per day; 45 in the aggregate in possession.

(d) September teal-only season.

  (1) Dates: September 14 - 29, 2013.

  (2) Daily bag and possession limits: six in the aggregate per day; 18 in the aggregate in possession.

(e) Red-billed pigeons, and band-tailed pigeons. No open season.

(f) Shorebirds. No open season.

(g) Woodcock: December 18, 2013 - January 31, 2014. The daily bag limit is three. The possession limit is nine.

(h) Wilson's snipe (Common snipe): November 2, 2013 - February 16, 2014. The daily bag limit is eight. The possession limit is 24.

(i) Canada geese: September 14 - 29, 2013 in the Eastern Goose Zone as defined in §65.317(b) of this title (relating to Zones and Boundaries for Late Season Species). The daily bag limit is three. The possession limit is nine.


Source Note: The provisions of this §65.315 adopted to be effective September 2, 1996, 21 TexReg 7853; amended to be effective August 26, 1997, 22 TexReg 7896; amended to be effective August 20, 1998, 23 TexReg 8461; amended to be effective August 16, 1999, 24 TexReg 6305; amended to be effective August 31, 2000, 25 TexReg 8410; amended to be effective August 9, 2001, 26 TexReg 5826; amended to be effective August 19, 2002, 27 TexReg 7537; amended to be effective August 20, 2003, 28 TexReg 6551; amended to be effective August 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 7448; amended to be effective August 14, 2005, 30 TexReg 4482; amendedtobe effective August 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 6054; amended to be effective August 13, 2007, 32 TexReg 5027; amended to be effective August 20, 2008, 33 TexReg 6593; amended to be effective July 22, 2009, 34 TexReg 4736; amended to be effective August 16, 2010, 35 TexReg 7075; amended to be effective August 1, 2011, 36 TexReg 4801; amended to be effective September 1, 2012, 37 TexReg 5485; amended to be effective August 8, 2013, 38 TexReg 4899

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