There is one group of people who are loving this extreme Texas heat. Dove Hunters. With the opening of Dove Season just around the corner on September 1st, Texas Parks and Wildlife says the dry, hot weather will make finding the birds easier since they tend to concentrate around feeding and watering areas.

The hot dry weather isn’t the only reason Dove Season will be better this year. The dove population has grown due to massive amount of rain we received this past spring. Wildlife biologists say the rain created plenty of food for dove breeding season.

Texas Parks and Wildlife says if you are looking for white winged dove, look no further than southern Texas. They say there will be massive amounts in the southern half of the state. Rains in neighboring states will mean a big influx of migrant birds in Texas later in the season.

If you do plan to dove hunt this year, you will not be alone. Texas leads the nation with over three hundred thousand hunters harvesting birds each year.

The regular dove season in the North Zone runs Sept. 1-Nov. 12 and resumes Dec. 20-Jan.5, 2020. The regular season in the Central Zone is Sept. 1-Nov. 3, then resumes Dec. 20-Jan.14, 2020. The regular season in the South Zone is Sept. 14-Nov. 3 and Dec. 20-Jan. 23, 2020. The Special White-Winged Dove Days in the South Zone are Sept. 1-2 and 7-8.

As we mentioned in an earlier article on the KRock website, be sure to get your hunting licenses!