Hunting season has begun in Jackson County. The local Wal-Mart was buzzing with people needing their hunting license to dove hunt on opening day, Saturday, September 1st. Shots could be heard all over Jackson County as hunters congregated to begin the 2018-18 hunting season. The most popular hunts include dove, duck, turkey and deer. The next seasons to open include teal on September 15th, deer season (archery) on September 22nd, and bear on September 22nd.

Dove hunting opened 30 minutes before sunrise Saturday, September 1st and ran until sunset. Dove season is September 1st through October 28th and resumes again December 8th through January 15th.  The daily bag limit for mourning and white-wing dove is 15, with a possession limit of 45. There is no daily bag limit or possession limit on Eurasian-collared dove. Other dove hunting regulations can be found online at www.agfc.com/en/hunting/migratory-birds/dove/. A 2018-19 hunting license is required and may be purchased on the AGFC website as well.

Clifton Jackson, AGFC small game coordinator, said, “We’ve enjoyed a solid population of doves in state for several years now and we expect the trend to continue this season.”