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Dove Hunting in Texas: Where to Purchase Your Hunting License

Opening Day is September 1


Saturday, September 1, 2012 marks the beginning of dove hunting season in Texas. The state law requires you to purchase a hunting license with a migratory game bird stamp and there's a hefty fine if you're caught without one. The license with migratory bird endorsement is required to hunt any migratory game bird including mourning dove.

Other Birds: A Federal Sandhill Crane permit is required to hunt sandhill crane and an Upland Game Bird Stamp endorsement is required to hunt turkey, quail, pheasant, lesser prairie chicken, or chachalacas.

Visit Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for more details.

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Academy Sports + Outdoors

Academy also offers the Camo Snake Guard. That's never a bad idea while hunting in Texas.

DFW Academy Sports + Outdoors locations.

Bass Pro Shop

August is Ducks Unlimited month and you could win a free duck hunt for two in Arkansas. Might be worth a stop by the Bass Pro Shop. It's always a fun place to visit.


Cabela's has a special online Trophy Room where you can share photos of your trophies.

DFW Cabela's locations.

Dick's Sporting Goods

Dick's Sporting Goods sells hunting licenses. Be sure to pick up some ammo and decoys while you're in there.

DFW Dick's Sporting Goods locations.

Sports Authority

Maybe you need a new dove-hunting t-shirt. Pick one up at Sports Authority in sizes up to 2XL.

DFW Sports Authority locations.


Of course America's largest retailers sells hunting licenses along with everything you need except the bird. Maybe you can get your oil changed and tires rotated while you're buying your license. Or some cat food.

DFW Walmart locations.

Online through the Parks and Wildlife Department

Check in with the Parks and Wildlife Department and make your purchase online.

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