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
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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