Upcoming Texas Hunting Seasons for Ector County
(County seat: Odessa)
Note: Please read the Advisories and notes on the previous page.
- Archery Only: Sept. 28-Nov. 1, 2013. No permit required to hunt antlerless deer unless MLD permits have been issued for the property.
- Bag Limit: 3 deer, no more than 1 buck, and no more than 2 antlerless, all seasons combined.
General Season: Nov. 2, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014 (antlerless by permit only).
Mule DeerArchery Only Mule Deer:: Sept. 28-Nov. 1, 2013. Bag Limit: One buck deer.
General Season: Nov. 29-Dec. 15, 2013. Bag Limit: 2 deer, no more than one buck, all seasons combined. Antlerless deer may be taken only by Antlerless Mule Deer or MLD permit.
Open Season: October 1-February 24. Bag Limit: 2.
No open season.
The annual bag limit for turkey, in the aggregate for all counties, is four (4), no more than one of which may be an Eastern turkey.
Open season: Nov. 2, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014 (either sex).
Archery Only: Sept. 28-Nov. 1, 2013.Special youth-only (general) fall turkey season: Oct. 26-27, 2013, and Jan. 18-19, 2014. Only licensed hunters 16 years of age or younger may hunt turkey during this season. Bag limit as specified by the general fall turkey season.
Rio Grande turkey: Open season: Mar. 29-May 11, 2014 (Gobblers and bearded hens).
Special Youth-Only (Rio Grande turkey): Open season: Mar. 22-23, 2014 and May 17-18, 2014.
Statewide: Open season: Oct. 26, 2013-Feb. 23, 2014. Daily bag limit: 15 Possession limit: 45
The area north of IH 20 is in the North Zone.
The remainder of the county is in the Central Zone.