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TITLE 31NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
PART 2TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 65WILDLIFE
SUBCHAPTER NMIGRATORY GAME BIRD PROCLAMATION
RULE §65.318Open Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits--Late Season

Except as specifically provided in this section, the possession limit for all species listed in this section shall be three times the daily bag limit.

  (1) Ducks, mergansers, and coots. The daily bag limit for ducks is six, which may include no more than five mallards (only two of which may be hens); three wood ducks; three scaup (lesser scaup and greater scaup in the aggregate); two redheads; two pintail; two canvasbacks; and one "dusky" duck (mottled duck, Mexican like duck, black duck and their hybrids) during the seasons established in subparagraphs (A)(ii), (B)(ii), and (C)(ii) of this paragraph. For all other species not listed, the bag limit shall be six. The daily bag limit for coots is 15. The daily bag limit for mergansers is five, which may include no more than two hooded mergansers.

    (A) High Plains Mallard Management Unit:

      (i) all species other than "dusky ducks": October 26 - 27, 2013 and November 1, 2013 - January 26, 2014.

      (ii) "dusky ducks": November 4, 2013 - January 26, 2014.

    (B) North Zone:

      (i) all species other than "dusky ducks": November 2 - December 8, 2013 and December 21, 2013 - January 26, 2014.

      (ii) "dusky ducks": November 7 - December 8, 2013 and December 21, 2013 - January 26, 2014.

    (C) South Zone:

      (i) all species other than "dusky ducks": November 2 - December 1, 2013 and December 14, 2013 - January 26, 2014.

      (ii) "dusky ducks": November 7 - December 1, 2013 and December 14, 2013 - January 26, 2014.

  (2) Geese.

    (A) Western Zone.

      (i) Light geese: November 2, 2013 - February 2, 2014. The daily bag limit for light geese is 20, and there is no possession limit.

      (ii) Dark geese: November 2, 2013 - February 2, 2014. The daily bag limit for dark geese is five, to include no more than one white-fronted goose.

    (B) Eastern Zone.

      (i) Light geese: November 2, 2013 - January 26, 2014. The daily bag limit for light geese is 20, and there is no possession limit.

      (ii) Dark geese:

        (I) White-fronted geese: November 2, 2013 - January 12, 2014. The daily bag limit for white-fronted geese is two.

        (II) Canada geese: November 2, 2013 - January 26, 2014. The daily bag limit for Canada geese is three.

  (3) Sandhill cranes. A free permit is required of any person to hunt sandhill cranes in areas where an open season is provided under this proclamation. Permits will be issued on an impartial basis with no limitation on the number of permits that may be issued.

    (A) Zone A: November 2, 2013 - February 2, 2014. The daily bag limit is three. The possession limit is nine.

    (B) Zone B: November 22, 2013 - February 2, 2014. The daily bag limit is three. The possession limit is nine.

    (C) Zone C: December 21, 2013 - January 26, 2014. The daily bag limit is two. The possession limit is 12.

  (4) Special Youth-Only Season. There shall be a special youth-only waterfowl season during which the hunting, taking, and possession of geese, ducks, mergansers, and coots is restricted to licensed hunters 15 years of age and younger accompanied by a person 18 years of age or older, except for persons hunting by means of falconry under the provisions of §65.320 of this chapter (relating to Extended Falconry Season--Late Season Species). Bag and possession limits in any given zone during the season established by this paragraph shall be as provided for that zone by paragraphs (1) and (2) of this section. Season dates are as follows:

    (A) High Plains Mallard Management Unit: October 19 - 20, 2013;

    (B) North Zone: October 26 - 27, 2013; and

    (C) South Zone: October 26 - 27, 2013.


Source Note: The provisions of this §65.318 adopted to be effective October 7, 1996, 21 TexReg 9239; amended to be effective October 2, 1997, 22 TexReg 9687; amended to be effective October 4, 1998, 23 TexReg 10033; amended to be effective October 11, 1999, 24 TexReg 8759; amended to be effective October 12, 2000, 25 TexReg 10182; amended to be effective October 18, 2001, 26 TexReg 8188; amended to be effective September 26, 2002, 27 TexReg 8949; amended to be effective October 6, 2003, 28 TexReg 8674; amended to be effective September 27, 2004, 29 TexReg 9197; amended to be effective October 19, 2005, 30 TexReg 6770;amended to be effective October 18, 2006, 31 TexReg 8557; amended to be effective October 9, 2007, 32 TexReg 7076; amended to be effective October 19, 2008, 33 TexReg 8644; amended to be effective October 14, 2009, 34 TexReg 7082; amended to be effective October 17, 2010, 35 TexReg 9323; amended to be effective October 20, 2011, 36 TexReg 6964; amended to be effective October 17, 2012, 37 TexReg 8200; amended to be effective October 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 7116

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