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Texas Public Hunt System 2019 - 2020

JAMES DAUGHTREY WMA


$3.00 /adult

An Alligator Hide Tag ($126) is required for commercial sale. There is an additional $126.00 tagging fee for commercial sale of harvested alligators. No tagging fee required for personal use.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
Application Deadline: August 01, 2019 1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 23, 2019 – Sep 27, 2019
Bag Limit
One Alligator(s); Either Sex
ONLY MEANS ALLOWED
Hook and Line
Hunt Restrictions
Rifles and handguns are prohibited as a means of dispatching alligators. Firearms may not be used to shoot at free swimming alligators.
Hunt Method
Compartment ; Hunters are encouraged to bring boats. Shotguns should be used to dispatch alligators secured to a bait line. A .410-caliber shotgun with light shotshell loads of #6 shot or slugs is adequate. Non-toxic shot is preferred on the WMA.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 5
Fee per adult: $ 130.00
Fee per youth: $ 0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 8- 16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applications: 1070
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate: 90%
 
$3.00 /adult

Archery Endorsement (Type 135) is required.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
Application Deadline: August 15, 2019 1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 31, 2019 – Jan 03, 2020
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit Two Bucks; One buck must have an inside main beam spread wider than the ear tips with a minimum spread of at least 14 inches (Limit 1); and one buck must have 8 or fewer antler points with an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches.
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
ONLY MEANS ALLOWED
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Compartment ; Some box blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 12
Fee per adult: $ 130.00
Fee per youth: $ 0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 8- 16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applications: 1100
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 20%
 
E-Postcard Archery Deer Download Hunt Brochure
$0.00 /adult
Available August 15, 2019

All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply. A $48.00 Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) is required. Six (6) groups of up to 4 hunters will be selected. Hunting will be limited to specific compartments (as identified on orientation maps) and adjacent areas accessible only by boat or significant hiking by foot. Not all hunt units have vehicle access. ATVs and ORVs are prohibited. Hunters should take this into consideration before applying for this hunt. All hunters must attend a mandatory orientation at 11:00 a.m. on the first day of the hunt. Hunt ends at Noon on the last day. Stand-by positions may be available. Hunters must fill out a harvest questionnaire at the end of the hunt period. For more information contact the WMA Field Office at 361-274-3573 or visit the Daughtrey WMA Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DaughtreyWMA.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
Application Deadline: September 01, 2019 2019 - 2020 Annual Public Hunting Permit required to apply. 1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 04, 2019 – Nov 22, 2019
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit Two Bucks; One buck must have an inside main beam spread wider than the ear tips with a minimum spread of at least 14 inches (Limit 1); and one buck must have 8 or fewer antler points with an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches, or must have at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
ONLY MEANS ALLOWED
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Restrictions
All legal archery equipment allowed; no firearms.
Hunt Method
Compartment ; Hunters are encouraged to bring portable stands.
Baiting
Allowed
Groups
Available: 6
Fee per adult: $ 0.00
Fee per youth: $ 0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 8- 16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applications: 413
Permits/Groups: 0
Success Rate: 12%
 
E-Postcard Feral Hog/Predator Download Hunt Brochure
$0.00 /adult
Available August 15, 2019

All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply. A $48.00 Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) is required. Up to 40 hunters (10 groups) will be selected. Hunting will be limited to specific compartments as identified on orientation maps, and adjacent areas accessible only by boat or significant hiking by foot. Not all hunt units have vehicle access. ATVs and ORVs are prohibited. Hunters should take this into consideration before applying for this hunt. Hunter orange is required. All hunters must attend a mandatory orientation at 11:00 a.m. on the first day of the hunt. Hunt ends at sunset on the last day. Stand-by positions may be available. Hunters must complete on-site registration daily. For more information contact the WMA Field Office at 361-274-3573 or visit the Daughtrey WMA Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DaughtreyWMA.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019 2019 - 2020 Annual Public Hunting Permit required to apply. 1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 08, 2020 – Feb 23, 2020
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
ONLY MEANS ALLOWED
All Archery Equipment
Muzzleloaders or Shotguns with Slugs
Hunt Restrictions
All hunters must attend a mandatory orientation at 11:00 a.m. on the first day of the hunt. Note methods restrictions; no centerfire rifles or pistols allowed. Hunter orange hat and vest is required regardless of hunt method.
Hunt Method
Entire Area ; Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds. Baiting is allowed.
Baiting
Allowed
Groups
Available: 10
Fee per adult: $ 0.00
Fee per youth: $ 0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 8- 16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applications: 563
Permits/Groups: 40
Success Rate: 55%
 
$3.00 /adult

Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019 1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 03, 2020 – Mar 05, 2020
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Hunt Method
Compartment ; Some box blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 16
Fee per adult: $ 80.00
Fee per youth: $ 0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 8- 16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applications: 486
Permits/Groups: 16
Success Rate: 29%
 
Gun Deer - Either Sex Download Hunt Brochure
$3.00 /adult

Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
Application Deadline: September 15, 2019 1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 07, 2020 – Jan 10, 2020
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Buck Only; One buck must have an inside main beam spread wider than the ear tips with a minimum spread of at least 14 inches (Limit 1); and one buck must have 7 or fewer antler points with an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Hunt Method
Compartment ; Some box blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 10
Fee per adult: $ 130.00
Fee per youth: $ 0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 8- 16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applications: 1596
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 17%
 
Gun Deer - Management Download Hunt Brochure
$3.00 /adult

Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
Application Deadline: September 15, 2019 1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 26, 2019 – Nov 28, 2019
Dec 03, 2019 – Dec 05, 2019
Dec 10, 2019 – Dec 12, 2019
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless; Buck(s) must have 7 or fewer antler points with an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches or at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Hunt Method
Compartment ; Some box blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 30
Fee per adult: $ 80.00
Fee per youth: $ 0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 8- 16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applications: 1470
Permits/Groups: 30
Success Rate: 58%
 
$3.00 /adult

Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
Application Deadline: August 15, 2019 1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 04, 2020 – Feb 06, 2020
Bag Limit
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Hunt Method
Compartment ; Some box blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 12
Fee per adult: $ 80.00
Fee per youth: $ 0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 8- 16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applications: 557
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 56%
 
$3.00 /adult

Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019 1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 24, 2020 – Mar 26, 2020
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
ONLY MEANS ALLOWED
All Archery Equipment
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Method
Compartment ; Some box blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 12
Fee per adult: $ 80.00
Fee per youth: $ 0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 8- 16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applications: 854
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 13%
 
Youth Only Feral Hog Download Hunt Brochure
$0.00 /adult

Adult Supervisor (at least 18 years old) required.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019 2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 29, 2020 – Mar 01, 2020
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Hunt Restrictions
Only youth are permitted to harvest animals during hunt period.
Hunt Method
Compartment ; Some box blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 16
Fee per adult: $ 0.00
Fee per youth: $ 0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 8- 16
Adult minimum age: 18
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applications: 391
Permits/Groups: 16
Success Rate: 25%
 
Youth Only Gun Deer - Antlerless/Spike Download Hunt Brochure
$0.00 /adult

Adult Supervisor (at least 18 years old) required.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
Application Deadline: September 15, 2019 2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 02, 2019 – Nov 03, 2019
Nov 09, 2019 – Nov 10, 2019
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
ONLY MEANS ALLOWED
Centerfire Rifles with Mounted Scopes
Hunt Restrictions
Only youth are permitted to harvest animals during hunt period.
Hunt Method
Compartment ; Some permanent stands are available or hunters may bring portable blinds for their use.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 20
Fee per adult: $ 0.00
Fee per youth: $ 0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 8- 16
Adult minimum age: 18
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applications: 235
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 56%
 
Youth Only Gun Deer - Either Sex Download Hunt Brochure
$0.00 /adult

Adult Supervisor (at least 18 years old) required. No standby positions are available.
No standbys available.
Application Deadline: September 01, 2019 2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 26, 2019 – Dec 28, 2019
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
ONLY MEANS ALLOWED
Centerfire Rifles with Mounted Scopes
Hunt Restrictions
Only youth are permitted to harvest animals during hunt period.
Hunt Method
Compartment ; Some box blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 10
Fee per adult: $ 0.00
Fee per youth: $ 0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 8- 16
Adult minimum age: 18
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applications: 279
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 100%
 
Youth Only Gun Deer - Management Download Hunt Brochure
$0.00 /adult

Adult Supervisor (at least 18 years old) required.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
Application Deadline: September 15, 2019 2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 16, 2019 – Nov 17, 2019
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck; Buck must have 8 or fewer antler points with an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches, or must have at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
ONLY MEANS ALLOWED
Centerfire Rifles with Mounted Scopes
Hunt Restrictions
Only youth are permitted to harvest animals during hunt period.
Hunt Method
Compartment ; Some box blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 10
Fee per adult: $ 0.00
Fee per youth: $ 0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 8- 16
Adult minimum age: 18
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applications: 775
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 67%
 
Youth Only Javelina Download Hunt Brochure
$0.00 /adult

Adult Supervisor (at least 18 years old) required.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019 2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 01, 2020 – Feb 02, 2020
Bag Limit
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Hunt Restrictions
Only youth are permitted to harvest animals during hunt period.
Hunt Method
Compartment ; Some box blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 12
Fee per adult: $ 0.00
Fee per youth: $ 0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 8- 16
Adult minimum age: 18
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applications: 381
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 43%
 
Youth Only Spring Turkey Download Hunt Brochure
$0.00 /adult

Adult Supervisor (at least 18 years old) required.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019 2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 14, 2020 – Mar 15, 2020
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
ONLY MEANS ALLOWED
All Archery Equipment
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Restrictions
Only youth are permitted to harvest animals during hunt period.
Hunt Method
Compartment ; Some box blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 12
Fee per adult: $ 0.00
Fee per youth: $ 0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 8- 16
Adult minimum age: 18
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applications: 572
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 13%