James E. Daughtrey: Activities at a Glance (DWMA)
Phone: (830) 676-3413
Fax: (830) 676-3493
South Texas Ecosystem Project Office
64 Chaparral WMA Dr.
Cotulla, TX 78014
Stephen Lange, Area Manager
Limited access by permit only. Area closed to the general public during hunt dates. General Public Use is allowed only from July 1- August 1. Contact the Area Manager for details.
San Miguel boat ramp is closed during special permit hunt dates and during low water conditions.
Bank access to the lake through the WMA is not allowed.Lake access is allowed only by boat through designated boat ramps or by bank at the Choke Canyon State Park units (Calliham, South Shore, Mason Point, HWY 99).
Area Biologist: Chris Mostyn
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.
Viewing wildlife is an enjoyable activity that is available in many of the Wildlife Management Areas of Texas.