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TITLE 31NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
PART 2TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 65WILDLIFE
SUBCHAPTER NMIGRATORY GAME BIRD PROCLAMATION
RULE §65.316Geese

(a) Zone boundaries.

  (1) Western Zone: that portion of Texas lying west of a line from the international toll bridge at Laredo, thence northward following IH 35 and 35W to Fort Worth, thence northwest along U.S. Highways 81 and 287 to Bowie, thence northward along U.S. Highway 81 to the Texas-Oklahoma state line.

  (2) Eastern Zone: the remainder of the state.

(b) Season dates and bag limits.

  (1) Western Zone.

    (A) Light geese: November 2, 2019 - February 2, 2020. The daily bag limit for light geese is 20, and there is no possession limit.

    (B) Dark geese: November 2, 2019 - February 2, 2020. The daily bag limit for dark geese is five, to include no more than two white-fronted geese.

  (2) Eastern Zone.

    (A) Light geese: November 2, 2019 - January 26, 2020. The daily bag limit for light geese is 20, and there is no possession limit.

    (B) Dark geese:

      (i) Season: November 2, 2019 - January 26, 2020;

      (ii) Bag limit: The daily bag limit for dark geese is five, to include no more than two white-fronted geese.

(c) September Canada goose season. Canada geese may be hunted in the Eastern Zone during the season established by this subsection. The season is closed for all other species of geese during the season established by this subsection.

  (1) Season dates: September 14 - 29, 2019.

  (2) The daily bag limit is five.

(d) Light Goose Conservation Order. The provisions of paragraphs (1) - (3) of this subsection apply only to the hunting of light geese. All provisions of this subchapter continue in effect unless specifically provided otherwise in this section; however, where this section conflicts with the provisions of this subchapter, this section prevails.

  (1) Means and methods. The following means and methods are lawful during the time periods set forth in paragraph (4) of this subsection:

    (A) shotguns capable of holding more than three shells; and

    (B) electronic calling devices.

  (2) Possession. During the time periods set forth in paragraph (4) of this subsection:

    (A) there shall be no bag or possession limits; and

    (B) the provisions of §65.312 of this title (relating to Possession of Migratory Game Birds) do not apply.

  (3) Shooting hours. During the time periods set forth in paragraph (4) of this subsection, shooting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise until one half-hour after sunset.

  (4) Season dates.

    (A) From January 27 - March 15, 2020, the take of light geese is lawful in the Eastern Zone.

    (B) From February 3 - March 15, 2020, the take of light geese is lawful in the Western Zone.


Source Note: The provisions of this §65.316 adopted to be effective September 1, 2019, 44 TexReg 4063

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