UPDATED: Where is dove hunting permitted in McKinney?

Dove hunting season begins Sept. 1. Here is where dove hunting is allowed in McKinney. Blue areas on the map represent land 50 acres or larger, and green areas represent land 10 acres or larger. (Screenshot by Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dove hunting season begins Sept. 1. Here is where dove hunting is allowed in McKinney. Blue areas on the map represent land 50 acres or larger, and green areas represent land 10 acres or larger. (Screenshot by Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

Dove hunting season begins Sept. 1. Here is where dove hunting is allowed in McKinney. Blue areas on the map represent land 50 acres or larger, and green areas represent land 10 acres or larger. (Screenshot by Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

Tuesday, Sept. 1 was the start of dove hunting season, which runs until Nov. 12 and again from Dec. 18-Jan. 3, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

According to the city of McKinney, dove hunters must obtain permission from the property owner before hunting in any tract of land inside city limits and must be at least 1,000 feet from any schools, hospitals and day care facilities. Hunters must also remain at least 600 feet from residential housing.

"Additionally, hunters should ensure—as always—that they fire their weapons in a manner not reasonably expected to cause a projectile to cross the boundary of property tracts," according to the city's website.

An interactive map showing permitted hunting areas in McKinney and the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction is available here. Blue areas on the map represent land 50 acres or larger, and green areas represent land 10 acres or larger.

More information about state law can be found here.


Editor's note: This article has been updated to clarify the map showing areas with 50 acres or larger and 10 acres or larger.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.