Caddo National Grasslands WMA: Hunting


Phone: (903) 905-2207

Contact: Simon Chavez

Dates Open: Open year round.

Registration is required.

Hunting

Hunting Permitted

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.

Hunting Information: (903) 982-7107

Current season information, maps, directions, and legal game can be found on the Annual Public Hunting Area and Legal Game Search Tool. (enter "Caddo National Grasslands" in the search box)

Most hunting is by Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH).

Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) Permit or Special Permit (SP) needed to hunt.

SPECIAL REGULATIONS:

On-site registration is required. Only hunters are required to possess the APH Permit. All pasture roads are closed to vehicular traffic including access by disabled users. For National Grasslands information, contact (940) 627-5475.

There will be a mandatory deer check station during opening weekend of the general/gun season. All deer harvested from the beginning of legal shooting hours of Saturday until noon on Sunday, must be checked at a designated deer check station. Check station hours will be from sunrise until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and sunrise until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

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