Bannister WMA: Hunting
Phone: (936) 569-8547
8096 FM 2782
Nacogdoches, TX 75964
Dates Open: Open year round.
Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) have rules and regulations for hunting not required on private property. Hunters must possess a valid hunting license, the appropriate tags and stamps, as well as the proper public hunting permit. Permits include: Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH), computer drawn Special Permits, and the Regular Permit, which allows daily small game hunting on some areas. Hunters 16 years of age and younger are not required to have a hunting permit, but must have a hunting license and be supervised by a licensed, permitted adult, 18 years of age or older. Hunters and non-hunters must wear hunter orange during daylight hours at any time when firearm hunting for any species is authorized on the unit (except turkeys, waterfowl, and dove). For more details see the rules page for this WMA, the Summary of Fishing and Hunting Regulations and Public Hunting Lands Information and Maps.
Public hunting of white-tailed deer, feral hog, turkey (Spring Eastern Turkey), waterfowl, woodcock, rails, gallinules, snipe, dove, squirrel, quail, rabbits, hares, predators, furbearers, and frogs is permitted.
YOUTH HUNTS: Check Public Hunting Lands Map Booklet Youth Hunting Information and Regulations.
TRAPPING: November 1 - March 31,furbearers and predators only. Use of horses allowed year round. Only hunters are required to possess the APH Permit.
Information about WMA Antlerless Deer Permits can be obtained in September before the start of the next hunting season, call (936) 897-1068.