Well folks I have ventured out in many waters — from Baffin Bay to Lake Falcon, from the mountains of Colorado to the South Texas brush in Freer, Texas.

I will now commit myself to inform all South Texas sportsmen from the age of 10 to 100 about the most up-to-date hunting and fishing tactics, techniques and reports with information, pictures and videos.

With the heat taking a toll on our lakes levels, the upcoming dove season is going to be unpredictable.

And with the current drought, the number of doves migrating to our unharvested fields might put a damper on the bird hunting season.

I will be traveling throughout the Jim Wells, Duval and Nueces County areas to see how the season produces.

The state has some good news for hunters in regards with the south special white-winged dove zone. The area will be expanded and moved up farther into the South Texas counties towards San Antonio.

The special season is set for Sept. 1 – 2 and the following weekend, Sept. 7 – 8. Shooting hours are noon to sunset. The daily bag limit is 15 white-winged, mourning and white-tipped (white-fronted) doves in the aggregate, to include not more than two mourning doves and two whitetips.

Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

The regular season starts on Sept. 20 through Oct. 23 and again on Dec. 20 to Jan. 20. During the regular season, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning, white-winged and white-tipped (white fronted) doves in the aggregate, to include not more than two whitetips.

Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife regulations, no person shall possess more than one daily bag limit of birds while in the field or while returning from the field to one’s hunting camp, automobile or temporary lodging facility. For the first day of any season, the possession limit is the daily bag limit.

The possession limit shall apply at processing facilities and until the birds have reached the personal residence of the possessor and are finally processed (cleaned for consumption).

Along with my column, Alice Echo-News Journal is highlighting a Kid’s Corner of photos provided by you, our readers. Send us your latest catch or buck, and we will publish those photos. You can send them to newsclerk@aliceechonews.com.

Look out for my video on www.alicetx.com, where I will give hunting and fishing tips and the latest Parks and Wildlife regulations.