Postcard & Phone Reservation Hunts
E-Postcard hunts (online submission only), traditional postcard hunts, and phone reservation hunts require adults to possess a valid Annual public Hunting Permit (APH). Youth must be accompanied by a supervising adult 18 years of age or older who is an APH permit holder. View the statewide reference map | PDF
E-Postcard Selection Hunts
E-Postcard hunts are available through the new Public Hunt Drawing System. There are no application or permit fees to apply for the postcard hunts, but adults selected for the hunts are required to purchase an Annual Public Hunting Permit and all hunters must have a valid Texas hunting license to participate.
Traditional Postcard Hunts
If the number of requests exceeds the number of available reservations, the reservations will be assigned by drawing. There are no application or permit fees to apply for the postcard hunts, but adults selected for the hunts are required to purchase an Annual Public Hunting Permit and all hunters must have a valid Texas hunting license to participate. The group leader of the drawn groups will be notified of their selection by phone or e-mail. If your postcard is drawn and a member of your hunt group cannot take part in the hunt, you cannot assign the hunt position to someone else.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested persons may apply by sending a postcard that includes:
- Information on the group leader (name, age, address, day and evening telephone numbers, and email address),
- Other group members (names and ages), and
- Specified hunt types or periods.
- Only one application per hunt category allowed.
Postcards must be mailed to the address shown for the specific unit holding the postcard drawing. Postcards mailed to the Austin Headquarters will not be considered and will not be forwarded.
Hunts by Phone Reservation
Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and must be made through the field office personnel; voice mail messages will not be accepted. Interested parties must reserve an assigned blind by contacting the area manager before being allowed access to the WMA for hunting.