From the TPWD News Digest for Sept. 11-Sept. 17, 2015

Early Teal Hunting Season Opens Saturday

Duck hunters can anticipate improved conditions for the September early teal season as abundant rains have filled lakes and marshes for the first time in several years and a cool front this week ushers in Saturday's opener. The 16-day statewide early teal and Eastern Zone Canada goose season runs Saturday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 27. Population indices for most species of ducks important to Texas waterfowlers are well above long term averages, with green-winged teal reaching a new all-time high of more than 4 million, and blue-winged teal upwards of 8 million birds.