Special Permit Hunts

Alligator

Application Deadline: August 01, 2024

An Alligator Hide Tag ($126) is required for commercial sale.

Angelina Neches/Dam B WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


No canoes, kayaks, or inflatable boats allowed.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 16, 2024 – Sep 17, 2024
Bag Limit
One Alligator(s)
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 1457
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 50%

Guadalupe Delta WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Please contact WMA to see if any stand-by positions will be available.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 10, 2024 – Sep 12, 2024
Bag Limit
One Alligator(s)
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Gig or Pole Snare
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. NO fishing is allowed during the alligator hunt.
Hunt Method
Entire Area; Hunters are STRONGLY encouraged to bring boats. Shotguns must be used to dispatch alligators secured to line.
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
Applicants: 1627
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 58%

J.D. Murphree WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 10, 2024 – Sep 11, 2024
Sep 12, 2024 – Sep 13, 2024
Sep 16, 2024 – Sep 17, 2024
Sep 18, 2024 – Sep 19, 2024
Sep 20, 2024 – Sep 21, 2024
Sep 23, 2024 – Sep 24, 2024
Bag Limit
One Alligator(s)
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Gig or Pole Snare
Hook and Line
Hunt Restrictions
Dispatch Method is by Shotgun Only.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 150
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
Applicants: 2097
Permits/Groups: 150
Success Rate: 48%

James Daughtrey WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Properly equipped permitted hunters should report to the WMA headquarters by 11:00 AM on the first day of their assigned hunt period (all participants must be present). Hunters must bring boats. Shotguns should be used to dispatch alligators secured to a bait line. A .410 caliber shotgun with light shot shell loads of #6 shot or slugs is adequate. Non-toxic shot is preferred on the WMA (read attached Hunt Brochure for details).
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 16, 2024 – Sep 20, 2024
Bag Limit
One Alligator(s); Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Hook and Line
Hunt Restrictions
Rifles and handguns are strictly prohibited as a means of dispatching alligators. Firearms may not be used to shoot at free swimming alligators.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Read attached Hunt Brochure to ensure all applicants have the necessary equipment to participate on this hunt. The lake ranges in depth from very shallow to 50+ feet. Dense stands of emergent dead trees or snags line the shore.
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
Applicants: 1917
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate: 70%

Mad Island WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 10, 2024 – Sep 12, 2024
Bag Limit
One Alligator(s)
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Gig or Pole Snare
Hook and Line
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 15
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
Applicants: 1712
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 60%

Alligator Management

Application Deadline: August 01, 2024

An Alligator Hide Tag ($126) is required for commercial sale.

Angelina Neches/Dam B WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


This will be a nighttime hunt. No inflatable boats.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 12, 2024 – Sep 13, 2024
Bag Limit
Three Alligator(s); Alligators must be 5 feet long or less.
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Gig or Pole Snare
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 4
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
Applicants: 1437
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 100%

Exotic

Application Deadline: October 15, 2024

Caprock Canyons SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Due to the extremely rugged terrain in portions of the park, hunters should be prepared for a very strenuous hunt that may occur during severe winter conditions such as freezing rain or snow. Hunters should be prepared for long distance shots of at least 200 yards. Removal of the harvested animal from portions of the park to the nearest road or pickup point can be very strenuous. Hunters are responsible for removal of their animal.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 10, 2024 – Dec 13, 2024
Bag Limit
Unlimited Aoudad; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment Exotic Mammals
Centerfire Rifles Exotic Mammals
Muzzleloaders Exotic Mammals
All Archery Equipment Feral Hogs
Centerfire Rifles Feral Hogs
Muzzleloaders Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
Camping is available for hunters only. Vehicular access is restricted to established roadways. Hunters are responsible for driving to their compartment. No horses, dogs, UTVs, or ATVs allowed.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
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
Applicants: 4000
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate: 33%

Devil's Sinkhole SNA

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 11, 2025 – Jan 13, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger Exotic Mammals
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 5
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
Applicants: 3980
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate: 25%

Devils River SNA - Del Norte Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Limited road access inside compartments. Be prepared for long hikes over rough terrain. Feral hogs & Axis are in limited numbers.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 10, 2025 – Jan 13, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger Exotic Mammals
Hunt Restrictions
Only permitted hunters allowed on site during the hunt.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Vehicles with high ground clearance and/or 4x4 recommended. Expect that brush will scratch vehicles.
Baiting
Not 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
Applicants: 6046
Permits/Groups: 28
Success Rate: 78%

Garner SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Corn Feeders Provided. Additional Baiting is allowed but bait to be removed upon completion of hunt.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 07, 2025 – Jan 09, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Axis Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Fork Antlered Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting allowed; Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container. No other types of baits allowed.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
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
Applicants: 7040
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 5%

Mason Mountain - South Pasture

$ 3.00

/adult


This is a management hunt.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 05, 2024 – Nov 08, 2024
Bag Limit
One Gemsbok; Bull Only; Limit One Buck; Legal animals must have at least 1 broken horn
Unlimited Coyotes; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles of .270 Caliber with 150 Grain Projectiles or Larger
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 4
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

Mason Mountain WMA - North Pasture

$ 3.00

/adult


This is a management hunt.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 05, 2024 – Nov 08, 2024
Bag Limit
One Scimitar-Horned Oryx; Bull Only; Limit One Buck; Legal animal must have at least 1 broken horn.
Unlimited Coyotes; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles of .270 Caliber with 150 Grain Projectiles or Larger
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 4
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

Palo Duro Canyon SP

$ 3.00

/adult


***Handheld GPS Device Required*** Hunters must hunt in pairs for safety, therefore the draw minimum is to two. Due to remoteness of compartments and rugged terrain, hunters will be allowed to camp in their assigned compartments. PRIOR APPROVAL MUST BE OBTAINED FROM HUNT MANAGER/SITE DIRECTOR.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 11, 2024 – Dec 13, 2024
Dec 14, 2024 – Dec 16, 2024
Dec 17, 2024 – Dec 19, 2024
Bag Limit
Unlimited Aoudad; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles Exotic Mammals
Hunt Method
Compartment; Extremely physically demanding hunt. Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 24
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
Applicants: 4383
Permits/Groups: 24
Success Rate: 21%

Powderhorn State Park

$ 3.00

/adult


Hunt coincides with Powderhorn WMA hunt dates (Orientation and all harvest data collection conducted at Powderhorn WMA check station).
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 04, 2024 – Nov 07, 2024
Feb 03, 2025 – Feb 06, 2025
Bag Limit
Two Sambar Deer; Either Sex
Two Axis Deer; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 7709
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 25%

Powderhorn WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 04, 2024 – Nov 07, 2024
Feb 03, 2025 – Feb 06, 2025
Bag Limit
Two Sambar Deer; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Two Axis Deer; Either Sex
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 32
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
Applicants: 9017
Permits/Groups: 32
Success Rate: 61%

Roger Fawcett WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby drawing will be held at 10:30 AM first day of the hunt period. Freshwater fishing using a rod and reel will be available to permit holders during daylight hours at designated lakes during the hunt period.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 16, 2024 – Dec 20, 2024
Jan 13, 2025 – Jan 17, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Aoudad
Unlimited Coyotes
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Arrow gun
Centerfire Rifles
Muzzleloaders
Shotguns with Slugs or Buckshot
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 24
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
Applicants: 2927
Permits/Groups: 24
Success Rate: 55%

South Llano River SP

$ 3.00

/adult


This park will be experiencing capital improvement construction throughout the 2024-2025 hunting season. Blinds in or near construction will not be used. Construction is not expected to have an impact on hunt success at this time. Please note that construction may impact the availability of camping during the 2024-2025 hunting season. For those who intend to camp onsite please contact the park for more information ahead of your scheduled hunt to confirm availability.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 22, 2024 – Oct 25, 2024
Mar 25, 2025 – Mar 28, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Axis Deer; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Blackbuck; Either Sex
Unlimited Fallow Deer; Either Sex
Unlimited Sika Deer; Either Sex
Unlimited Aoudad; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Restrictions
Corn must be in original container, and marked as having 20 ppb aflotoxin or less.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 20
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
Applicants: 11813
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 37%

Feral Hog

Application Deadline: November 01, 2024

Gene Howe WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


The hunt welcome and in-brief will be conducted at 11:00 AM on the first day of the hunt at the Gene Howe WMA Headquarters. The hunt will occur from noon on the first day through noon on the last day.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 22, 2025 – Feb 26, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Means Not Allowed
Shotguns Feral Hogs
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 6
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
Applicants: 442
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Guadalupe Delta WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Please contact WMA to see if any stand-by positions will be available.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 04, 2025 – Feb 06, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Coyotes; Either Sex
Means Not Allowed
Handguns
Hunt Restrictions
No handguns allowed.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; ATVs and UTVs are allowed and recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 647
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 100%

Justin Hurst WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 10, 2025 – Feb 12, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles Coyotes
Centerfire Rifles Feral Hogs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Rubber boots, rain gear, mosquito repellent, and ORVs/ATVs are strongly recommended.
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
Applicants: 646
Permits/Groups: 54
Success Rate: 33%

Lake Somerville SP - Nails Creek Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby availability will be at hunt manager's discretion. All standby's must be present no later than one hour before the orientation start time. Orientation starts at 11 am on the first day of the hunt.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 27, 2025 – Jan 29, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment Feral Hogs
Centerfire Rifles Feral Hogs
Shotguns with Slugs or Buckshot Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
Use of dogs prohibited. Use of ATVs/ORVs prohibited
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 5
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
Applicants: 697
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate:

Mad Island WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 18, 2025 – Mar 20, 2025
Apr 01, 2025 – Apr 03, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles Coyotes
Centerfire Rifles Feral Hogs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; ATVs and ORVs allowed.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 48
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
Applicants: 709
Permits/Groups: 48
Success Rate: 31%

Matador WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 10, 2025 – Mar 14, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Means Not Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 15
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
Applicants: 522
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 28%

Sea Rim SP

$ 3.00

/adult


This hunt has extended daily hunt times. Hunters may hunt feral hogs at night on each day of the hunt, unless it is the last day of the hunt period in which it ends at Noon. Hunters may surf fish during the hunt.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 08, 2025 – Jan 10, 2025
Jan 15, 2025 – Jan 17, 2025
Jan 22, 2025 – Jan 24, 2025
Feb 05, 2025 – Feb 07, 2025
Feb 19, 2025 – Feb 21, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment Feral Hogs
Shotguns with Slugs or Buckshot Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
No ATVs or UTVs are permitted.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Four wheel drive is recommended for this hunt.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 5
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
Applicants: 448
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Gun Deer - Antlerless/Spike

Application Deadline: September 15, 2024

Atlanta SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 17, 2024 – Dec 19, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only; Limit two (2) antlerless deer.
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 10
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

Bastrop SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Baiting is allowed.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 01, 2025 – Jan 03, 2025
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals; Either Sex; Red Deer
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container. No other types of baits allowed.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds since blinds are not provided within compartments. Extensive walking is required to reach prime hunting areas.
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
Applicants: 2208
Permits/Groups: 16
Success Rate: 38%

Brazos Bend SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Hunters will be taken to and from blinds by department staff. Blinds will be assigned through a random drawing. All youth 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult supervisor (at least 18 years old) while hunting.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 10, 2024 – Dec 12, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
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
Applicants: 1327
Permits/Groups: 30
Success Rate: 30%

Colorado Bend SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Exotics are present however there is no guarantee that they will appear in every compartment.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 04, 2024 – Nov 06, 2024
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Aoudad; Either Sex
Unlimited Axis Deer; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Only processed feeds, such as horse and mule sweet feed, may be used as bait. Corn will not be permitted. Only drawn hunters, youth hunter supervisors, and those assisting hunters with mobility disabilities will be allowed in the park during the hunt.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Hunters may bring pop-up blinds to place next to provided assigned blinds. Assigned blinds are made with cattle panels and t-posts with natural brush coverage.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 25
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
Applicants: 1895
Permits/Groups: 75
Success Rate: 34%

Cooper WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby payments by credit or debit cards only.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 30, 2024 – Dec 02, 2024
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck; Limit One Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Muzzleloaders
Hunt Method
Compartment; Hunters may bring portable blinds. ATVs and ORVs allowed.
Baiting
Allowed
Groups
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
Applicants: 554
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 12%

Copper Breaks SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Drawn Hunters and Standby Hunters MUST report to the Park Headquarters for MANDATORY Orientation at 3:00 pm the day before the hunt. Before leaving hunters need to check out at the designated checkout station
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 07, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Predators
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
NO ATV's, UTV's or Equines are allowed, NO baiting allowed, Hunter orange hat and vest is required at all times regardless of species hunted. No latecomers will be accepted.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Hunters are encouraged to arrive a day early to scout for game trails. A portable pop-up blind, Game cart or backpack is recommended.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 1
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
Applicants: 181
Permits/Groups: 1
Success Rate: 100%

Enchanted Rock SNA

$ 3.00

/adult


Exotic Mammals are in limited numbers. Permitted hunter should report to the park by 10:00 am on the first day of the assigned hunt period. Standby hunters should report to the park by 9:00 am on the first day of the desired hunt period for the selection process.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 05, 2024 – Nov 08, 2024
Jan 21, 2025 – Jan 24, 2025
Bag Limit
Five White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck; Limit One Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting allowed; Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container. No other types of baits allowed.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Hunters will be taken to and from blinds by Department staff. Hunters will need to bring a shooting stick and fold-up chair.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 30
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
Applicants: 2305
Permits/Groups: 30
Success Rate: 29%

Gene Howe WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


The hunt welcome and in-brief will be conducted at 11:00 AM on the first day of the hunt at the Gene Howe WMA Headquarters. The hunt will occur from noon on the first day through noon on the last day.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 02, 2024 – Dec 06, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 6
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
Applicants: 265
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 100%

Gus Engeling WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 19, 2024 – Nov 21, 2024
Dec 03, 2024 – Dec 05, 2024
Dec 10, 2024 – Dec 12, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Means Not Allowed
Shotguns with Buckshot
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange required. ATV and ORV use is prohibited.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 150
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
Applicants: 540
Permits/Groups: 180
Success Rate: 20%

Hill Country SNA

$ 3.00

/adult


Exotic Mammals are in limited numbers and are not seen or harvested on a regular basis.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 04, 2024 – Nov 06, 2024
Dec 09, 2024 – Dec 11, 2024
Jan 21, 2025 – Jan 23, 2025
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting allowed; Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container. No other types of baits allowed.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 48
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
Applicants: 1321
Permits/Groups: 48
Success Rate: 30%

Inks Lake/Longhorn Caverns SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 19, 2024 – Nov 21, 2024
Dec 06, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck; Limit One Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting allowed; Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container. No other types of baits allowed.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 14
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
Applicants: 1923
Permits/Groups: 7
Success Rate: 86%

Lake Brownwood SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Hunting is by assigned blind. Blind, chair, and feeder are provided by park. Orientation and check-in will take place at the park headquarters at 12 pm on first day of hunt. Campsites and lodging will be available at that time. Regular park camping and lodging fees will apply.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 06, 2025 – Jan 08, 2025
Jan 08, 2025 – Jan 10, 2025
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck; Limit One Buck; Limit one buck with at least one unbranched antler
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 941
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 50%

Lake Somerville SP - Birch Creek Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby availability is at the hunt manager's discretion. All standby's must be present no later than one hour before orientation time. Orientation starts at 11 am on the first day of the hunt.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 04, 2024 – Dec 06, 2024
Jan 08, 2025 – Jan 10, 2025
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Centerfire Rifles
Shotguns with Slugs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Hunters may bring portable blinds however use will be at hunt coordinator's discretion.
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
Applicants: 860
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 83%

Lake Somerville SP - Nails Creek Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby availability is at the hunt manager's discretion. All standby's must be present no later than one hour before orientation start time. Orientation starts at 11 am on the first day of the hunt.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 22, 2025 – Jan 24, 2025
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Centerfire Rifles
Shotguns with Slugs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Hunters may bring portable blinds however use will be at hunt coordinator's discretion.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 4
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
Applicants: 681
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 100%

Lake Whitney SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Feral hogs are in limited numbers.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 09, 2024 – Dec 11, 2024
Dec 11, 2024 – Dec 13, 2024
Jan 15, 2025 – Jan 17, 2025
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Muzzleloaders .45 Caliber or Larger
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
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
Applicants: 589
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Lost Maples SNA

$ 3.00

/adult


Hunters should bring portable blinds and chairs. Minimal blind structures are present consisting of cattle panels and t-posts. Walking is required to reach prime hunting areas. Exotic mammals are in limited numbers.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 07, 2025 – Jan 09, 2025
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting allowed; Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container. No other types of baits allowed.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Permitted hunter should report to the park by 10:00 am on the first day of the assigned hunt period. Standby hunters should report to the park by 9:00 am on the first day of the desired hunt period for the selection process.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 5
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
Applicants: 1198
Permits/Groups: 7
Success Rate: 40%

Nannie Stringfellow WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Hunters must attend an 11:00 a.m. mandatory orientation at the Nannie Stringfellow WMA headquarters on the first day of the hunt period. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. For more information call 979/798-8746.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 10, 2024 – Dec 12, 2024
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck; Limit One Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles with Mounted Scopes
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; ATVs and ORVs highly recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 23
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
Applicants: 541
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Richland Creek WMA - Carl Frentress Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Camping is allowed only in the Carl Frentress Unit campsite. The campsite does not have water or electricity; however, restroom facilities and drinking water are available at the check station.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 12, 2024 – Nov 14, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter Orange is required.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 10
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
Applicants: 420
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 56%

San Angelo SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Hunting by assigned blind provided by the park. Drawn hunters will be able to drive to their assigned blind dependent on weather conditions. Standby hunters wishing to participate in hunts must report to the San Angelo State Park office no later than 10:59 a.m. on the first day of each scheduled hunt. Standby drawings will occur promptly at 11:00 a.m. For more information call San Angelo State Park at 325-949-4757.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 05, 2024 – Nov 07, 2024
Bag Limit
Four White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck; Limit One Spike Buck
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
One Exotic Mammals; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 20
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
Applicants: 1241
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 40%

Seminole Canyon SP / HS

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 06, 2025 – Jan 10, 2025
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck; Limit One Spike Buck
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Compartment
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
Applicants: 346
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

South Llano River SP

$ 3.00

/adult


South Llano River State Park will be undergoing capital construction projects throughout the 2024-2025 hunting season. Blinds in or near construction will not be used. Construction is not expected to have an impact on hunt success at this time. Please note that construction may impact the availability of camping during the 2024-2025 hunting season. For those who intend to camp onsite please contact the park for more information ahead of your scheduled hunt to confirm availability.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 05, 2024 – Nov 07, 2024
Dec 04, 2024 – Dec 06, 2024
Dec 17, 2024 – Dec 19, 2024
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Axis Deer; Either Sex
Unlimited Fallow Deer; Either Sex
Unlimited Sika Deer; Either Sex
Unlimited Blackbuck; Either Sex
Unlimited Aoudad; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Restrictions
Corn must be labeled as containing less than 20 ppb aflotoxin, and in it's original container.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
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
Applicants: 4480
Permits/Groups: 30
Success Rate: 70%

Gun Deer - Either Sex

Application Deadline: September 15, 2024

Abilene SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Hunt to occur in compartments around Lake Abilene. Compartments 20-40 acres with feeders in each compartment.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 10, 2024 – Dec 12, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Muzzleloaders Feral Hogs
Shotguns with Slugs Feral Hogs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment; Pop up ground blinds are recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 1469
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 57%

Alazan Bayou WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 15, 2024 – Nov 19, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck(s) must have an inside main beam spread of 13 inches or greater (Limit One) or at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Means Not Allowed
Shotguns with Buckshot
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 605
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 33%

Atlanta SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 03, 2024 – Dec 05, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Limit two antlerless or Limit one antlerless and one legal buck. A legal buck is a buck with at least one (1) unbranched antler or an inside antler spread of 13 inches or better.
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 10
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
Applicants: 717
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Brazos Bend SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Hunters will be taken to and from blinds by Department staff. Blinds will be assigned through a random drawing. All youth 17 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult supervisor (at least 18 years old) while hunting.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 19, 2024 – Nov 21, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck(s) must have an inside main beam spread of 13 inches or greater (Limit One) or at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
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
Applicants: 2885
Permits/Groups: 30
Success Rate: 62%

Chaparral WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Hunters must visibly wear a minimum of 400 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material, with at least 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back and orange headwear.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 16, 2024 – Dec 20, 2024
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); or bucks must have 7 or fewer antler points with an inside main beam spread of at least 14 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles with Mounted Scopes
Hunt Restrictions
Only permitted individuals may attend.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Some permanent blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged bring portable blinds and chairs.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 20
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
Applicants: 5937
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 59%

Choke Canyon SP - North Shore Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby applicants must be at the James E. Daughtrey WMA checkstation before 11:00 AM on first day of hunt period. Hunt coincides with James E. Daughtrey WMA hunts (Orientation and all harvest data collection conducted at Daughtrey WMA checkstation).
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 07, 2025 – Jan 10, 2025
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Buck Only; Buck must have an inside main beam spread wider than the ear tips with a minimum spread of at least 14 inches (Limit 1); or buck must have 7 or fewer antler points with an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches (limit 1).
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange vest and headwear is required for all participants, regardless of hunt method. Only one legally permissible means per hunter will be allowed into the hunt area.
Hunt Method
Compartment; No blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds and chairs.
Baiting
Allowed
Groups
Available: 3
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
Applicants: 1319
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 14%

Copper Breaks SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Drawn Hunters and Standby Hunters MUST report to the Park Headquarters for MANDATORY Orientation at 3:00 pm the day before the hunt. Before leaving hunters need to check out at the designated checkout station
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 07, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Predators
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
NO ATV's, UTV's or Equines are allowed, NO baiting allowed. Hunter orange hat and vest is required at all times regardless of species hunted. No latecomers will be accepted.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Hunters are encouraged to arrive early to scout game trials, bring portable pop-up blinds and game hauler cart or backpack.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 1
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
Applicants: 390
Permits/Groups: 1
Success Rate: 100%

Enchanted Rock SNA

$ 3.00

/adult


Exotic Mammals are in limited numbers. Permitted hunter should report to the park by 10:00 am on the first day of the assigned hunt period. Standby hunters should report to the park by 9:00 am on the first day of the desired hunt period for the selection process.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 03, 2024 – Dec 06, 2024
Bag Limit
Five White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Fork Antlered Buck and One With at Least One Unbranched Antler
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting allowed; Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container. No other types of baits allowed.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Hunters will be taken to and from blinds by Department staff. Hunters will need to bring a shooting stick and fold-up chair.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 15
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
Applicants: 3443
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 50%

Fort Boggy SP

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 09, 2024 – Dec 13, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless or Spike Buck and One Buck; Buck must have an inside main beam spread of 13 inches or greater.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Method
Compartment; Hunters may bring portable blinds. Use of ATVs allowed
Baiting
Allowed
Groups
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
Applicants: 359
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate: 50%

Gene Howe WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


The hunt welcome and in-brief will be conducted at 11:00 AM on the first day of the hunt at the Gene Howe WMA Headquarters. The hunt will occur from noon on the first day through noon on the last day.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 12, 2024 – Nov 16, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck must have an inside main beam spread of at least 14 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 1154
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 33%

Government Canyon SNA

$ 3.00

/adult


Exotic mammals are in very low numbers in hunt area and are rarely seen. Hunt orientation will take place at 11am on the first day of the hunt.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 03, 2024 – Dec 05, 2024
Jan 07, 2025 – Jan 09, 2025
Jan 14, 2025 – Jan 16, 2025
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Fork Antlered Buck; (inside main beam width must be 13 inches or more)
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Exotic Mammals; Either Sex; may exist in very limited numbers- rarely seen
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Compartment; Compartments have permanent blinds. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds (pop-ups or tri-pods). Vehicles with high ground clearance recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 15
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
Applicants: 2191
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 42%

Guadalupe River SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Be prepared to walk up to 1/2 mile to assigned blind. Exotics are present but may not appear at every blind. Check-in will be at Park HQ at 9:00 AM. Orientation begins at 11:00 AM at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center at Guadalupe River State Park. Confirmed hunters need to be at Park no later than 9:15 AM, or they may lose their spot to a standby hunter. Standby hunt spots are not guaranteed. The hunt ends at 30 minutes past sunset on the last hunt day. Hunters are taken to their assigned blind on the first morning of the hunt; hunters are responsible for getting to their assigned blind thereafter. Please call Park at least one week prior to the hunting period if you are planning on staying at the park during the hunting period. Family members who are wishing to camp with hunter will be approved on a case by case basis and will be restricted to the campsite during the hunt period if approved.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 14, 2025 – Jan 16, 2025
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Exotic Mammals; Either Sex; Axis, Sika, Aoudad, Mouflon
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting allowed; Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container. No other types of baits allowed.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Blinds (pop-up and fixed) are provided by the park. Recommend that you bring your own seating (folding/camp chairs). Please ensure you bring required safety items, including a flashlight and appropriate of hunter safety orange gear.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 3812
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 75%

Gus Engeling WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 04, 2024 – Nov 08, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Buck must have an inside main beam spread equal to or wider than the ear tips or at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Means Not Allowed
Shotguns with Buckshot
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange required. Use of ATVs and ORVs is prohibited.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 35
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
Applicants: 1354
Permits/Groups: 35
Success Rate: 30%

Honey Creek SNA

$ 3.00

/adult


Be prepared to walk up to 1/2 mile to assigned blind. Please note that while exotics are present there is no guarantee that they will appear at every blind. Check-in will be at Park HQ at 9:00 AM. Orientation begins at 11:00 AM at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center at Guadalupe River State Park. Confirmed hunters need to be at Park no later than 9:15 AM, or they may lose their spot to a standby hunter. Standby hunt spots are not guaranteed. The hunt ends at 30 minutes past sunset on the last hunt day. Hunters are taken to their assigned blind on the first morning of the hunt; hunters are responsible for getting to their assigned blind thereafter. Please call Park at least one week prior to the hunting period if you are planning on staying at the park during the hunting period. Family members who are wishing to camp with hunter will be approved on a case by case basis and will be restricted to the campsite during the hunt period if approved.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 14, 2025 – Jan 16, 2025
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Exotic Mammals; Either Sex; Axis, Sika, Aoudad, Mouflon
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting allowed; Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container. No other types of baits allowed.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Blinds (pop-up and fixed) are provided by the park. Recommend that you bring your own seating (folding/camp chairs). Please ensure you bring required safety items, including a flashlight and appropriate of hunter safety orange gear.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 3
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
Applicants: 2442
Permits/Groups: 3
Success Rate: 100%

Inks Lake/Longhorn Caverns SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 17, 2024 – Dec 19, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting allowed; Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container. No other types of baits allowed.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 7
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
Applicants: 3477
Permits/Groups: 14
Success Rate: 57%

James Daughtrey WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


All hunters must visibly wear a minimum of 400 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material, with at least 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back and orange headwear.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 07, 2025 – Jan 10, 2025
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Buck Only; Buck must have an inside main beam spread wider than the ear tips with a minimum spread of at least 14 inches (Limit 1); or buck must have 7 or fewer antler points with an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches (limit 1).
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Hunt Method
Compartment; Some box blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds and chairs.
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
Applicants: 2850
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 41%

Lake Mineral Wells SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Check in for this hunt will be at 10 a.m. at Park Headquarters. Drawing for standby positions will be at 10:30 a.m. for hunters that have not checked in. If you have not arrived for check in by 10:30 a.m., your space will be forfeited. This hunt will end at 12 p.m. on the final day of the hunt. A copy of your valid Texas hunting license, driver's license and hunter's education card will be made by park staff upon check-in. Hunters will draw for blinds.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 11, 2024 – Dec 13, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Antler restrictions are in place with a legal buck with at least one unbranched antler; OR an inside spread of 13 inches or greater.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Blinds are placed in safe locations and cannot be moved or re-positioned. Walking in the unit area is strictly prohibited. Hunter Orange regulations are in effect. Antler restrictions are in place with a legal buck with at least one unbranched antler;
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Each hunter should bring a flashlight, drinking water and foul weather gear. Chairs will be provided but you may bring your own. Park staff will bait locations several weeks out in advance.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 10
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
Applicants: 1983
Permits/Groups: 9
Success Rate: 25%

Las Palomas WMA - Arroyo Colorado Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby will be drawn at 11:00am on the first day of the hunt.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 10, 2025 – Jan 12, 2025
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless or One Buck; Bucks must have an inside main beam spread equal to or wider than the ear tips or at least one unbranched antler.
One Javelina; Either Sex
Hunt Restrictions
No harvesting bobcats, coyotes, or nilgai.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 4
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
Applicants: 529
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 40%

Mason Mountain WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 19, 2024 – Nov 22, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Buck Only; Limit One Fork Antlered Buck and One Spike Buck.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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

Matador WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 11, 2024 – Nov 15, 2024
Dec 02, 2024 – Dec 06, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck must have an inside main beam spread of at least 14 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Means Not Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 16
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
Applicants: 2301
Permits/Groups: 16
Success Rate: 43%

Matagorda Island WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby applicants must register at the check station on the island before 11:00 am. Hunters are responsible for their own boat transportation to and from the island.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 18, 2024 – Nov 20, 2024
Dec 02, 2024 – Dec 04, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck must have an inside main beam spread equal to or wider than the ear tips, or at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Hunters will be taken to and from blinds by Department staff.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 40
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
Applicants: 1265
Permits/Groups: 40
Success Rate: 77%

Pat Mayse WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby positions may be available. Please call area to confirm. Standby payments by credit or debit card only.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 09, 2024 – Nov 11, 2024
Nov 16, 2024 – Nov 18, 2024
Nov 23, 2024 – Nov 25, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck(s) must have an inside main beam spread equal to or wider than the ear tips (Limit One) or at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Muzzleloaders
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 60
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
Applicants: 607
Permits/Groups: 60
Success Rate: 27%

Pedernales Falls SP

$ 3.00

/adult


All provided blinds are ground brush blinds. Wooden benches are provided. All hunters are required to use provided blinds. A pop-up blind may be authorized as a substitute with the permission of the hunt coordinator.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 17, 2024 – Dec 19, 2024
Jan 07, 2025 – Jan 09, 2025
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Restrictions
Commercially packaged deer corn less than 20ppb aflatoxin is only permissible bait.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Bring a more comfortable chair or seat.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 24
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

Pedernales Falls SP Annex

$ 3.00

/adult


This will be a backpacking hunt. Access to the hunting compartment and cabin requires wading the Pedernales River. Notice: Cabin sleeping quarters are shared. Hunt may be cancelled if river conditions prohibit safe transit. Game carts are provided.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 16, 2024 – Dec 19, 2024
Jan 06, 2025 – Jan 09, 2025
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Muzzleloaders
Hunt Restrictions
Commercially packaged deer corn labeled <20 ppb aflatoxin is only permissible bait.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Waders for crossing river.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 6
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
Applicants: 1693
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate:

Powderhorn WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 09, 2024 – Dec 12, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck must have an inside spread equal to or greater than ear tips; or buck must have at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Two Sambar Deer; Either Sex
Two Axis Deer; Either Sex
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 16
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
Applicants: 5420
Permits/Groups: 16
Success Rate: 89%

Richland Creek WMA - Trinity Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Camping is allowed only in the Trinity Unit campsite. The campground does not have water or electricity; however, restroom facilities and drinking water are available at the check station.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 29, 2024 – Nov 02, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Legal bucks must have one unbranched antler or a main beam spread equal to or greater than the ear tips
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange required.
Hunt Method
Compartment; ATVs or UTVs recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 15
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
Applicants: 1494
Permits/Groups: 25
Success Rate: 54%

San Angelo SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Hunting by assigned blind provided by the park. Drawn hunters will be able to drive to their assigned blind dependent on weather conditions. Standby hunters wishing to participate in hunts must report to the San Angelo State Park office no later than 10:59 a.m. on the first day of each scheduled hunt. Standby drawings will occur promptly at 11:00 a.m. For more information call San Angelo State Park at 325-949-4757.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 03, 2024 – Dec 05, 2024
Bag Limit
Four White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit Two Bucks; Limit one fork antlered buck
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
One Exotic Mammals; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 20
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
Applicants: 3389
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 60%

Seminole Canyon SP / HS

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 02, 2024 – Dec 06, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Fork Antlered Buck
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Compartment
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
Applicants: 774
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Village Creek SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 06, 2025 – Jan 08, 2025
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck must follow county antler restrictions
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Bring chair and shooting stick for pop-up blind.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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

White Oak Creek WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby payments by credit or debit cards only.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 02, 2024 – Nov 04, 2024
Nov 18, 2024 – Nov 20, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Buck must have an inside main beam spread of 13 inches or greater (Limit One) or at least one unbranched antler
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Muzzleloaders
Hunt Restrictions
No Baiting allowed.
Hunt Method
Compartment; ATVs and UTVs are recommended but not required.
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
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
Applicants: 645
Permits/Groups: 36
Success Rate: 11%

Gun Deer - Management

Application Deadline: September 15, 2024

Choke Canyon SP - North Shore Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby applicants must be at the James E. Daughtrey WMA checkstation before 11:00 am on first day of hunt period. Hunt coincides with James E. Daughtrey WMA hunts (Orientation and all harvest data collection conducted at Daughtrey WMA checkstation).
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 25, 2024 – Nov 27, 2024
Dec 03, 2024 – Dec 05, 2024
Dec 10, 2024 – Dec 12, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck; Buck must have 7 or fewer antler points with an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange vest and headwear is required for all participants, regardless of hunt method. Only one legally permissible means per hunter will be allowed into the hunt area.
Hunt Method
Compartment; No blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds and chairs.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 9
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
Applicants: 840
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 63%

Choke Canyon SP - South Shore Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby applicants must be at the Daughtrey WMA checkstation before 11:00 AM on first day of hunt period. Hunt coincides with James E. Daughtrey WMA and Choke Canyon SP-North Shore unit hunts (Orientation and all harvest data collection conducted at Daughtrey WMA checkstation).
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 25, 2024 – Nov 27, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck; Buck must have 7 or fewer antler points with an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
Only one legally permissible means per hunter will be allowed into the hunt area. Hunter orange vest and headwear is required for all participants on this hunt, regardless of hunt method. Entire South Shore Park area is closed to public 5:00PM Nov 24th -
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 2
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
Applicants: 1116
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 100%

Choke Canyon SP- Calliham Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby applicants must be at the James E. Daughtrey WMA checkstation before 11:00 am on first day of hunt period. Hunt coincides with James E. Daughtrey WMA hunt dates (Orientation and all harvest data collection conducted at Daughtrey WMA checkstation). Choke Canyon State Park-Calliham Unit tent camping area and Dove Place trail will be closed 5:00PM January 6 to 10:00PM January 10.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 07, 2025 – Jan 10, 2025
Bag Limit
Four White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck must have 7 or fewer antler points and an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange vest and headwear is required for all hunters and participants on this hunt, regardless of hunt method. No means restriction; only one legally permissible means per hunter will be allowed into the hunt area.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 3
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
Applicants: 911
Permits/Groups: 3
Success Rate: 33%

Devils River SNA - Del Norte Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Limited road access inside compartments. Be prepared for long hikes over rough terrain. Feral hogs & Axis are in limited numbers.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 13, 2024 – Dec 16, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Buck Only; Limit One Buck; Hunt limited to one Mature Buck ONLY per permit
Unlimited Exotic Mammals; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Restrictions
Only permitted hunters or permitted supervisors allowed on site during the hunt.
Hunt Method
Compartment; High clearance and/or 4x4 vehicle recommended. Expect that brush will scratch vehicles.
Baiting
Not 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
Applicants: 2829
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 80%

Elephant Mountain WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 20, 2024 – Nov 22, 2024
Dec 18, 2024 – Dec 20, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Guided Management
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Guided
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 2
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
Applicants: 1549
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

James Daughtrey WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


All hunters must visibly wear a minimum of 400 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material, with at least 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back and orange headwear.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 25, 2024 – Nov 27, 2024
Dec 03, 2024 – Dec 05, 2024
Dec 10, 2024 – Dec 12, 2024
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.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Hunt Method
Compartment; Some box blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds and chairs.
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
Applicants: 1562
Permits/Groups: 30
Success Rate: 49%

Kerr WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Carcass Movement Restrictions Will Apply. Exotic mammals are in limited numbers. Mandatory orientation will take place at 11 AM on the 1st day of the hunt. Standbys MAY be available, call WMA the week before to check 830-238-4483.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 05, 2024 – Nov 07, 2024
Dec 17, 2024 – Dec 19, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit one antlerless and one buck with at least one unbranched antler -OR- Two Antlerless
Unlimited Exotic Mammals; Either Sex
Unlimited Coyotes; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Compartment
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
Applicants: 3197
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 53%

Mason Mountain WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 10, 2024 – Dec 13, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Buck Only; Buck(s) must have 5 or less antler points.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 20
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
Applicants: 1352
Permits/Groups: 40
Success Rate: 3%

Muse WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby drawing will be held at 10:30AM the first morning of the hunt.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 19, 2024 – Nov 21, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Coyotes
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Centerfire Rifles
Muzzleloaders
Shotguns with Slugs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 10
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
Applicants: 872
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 64%

Stephen F. Austin SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Permitted hunters should report to the park by 10:00 am on the first day of the assigned hunt period. Standby hunters should report to the park by 10:00 am on the first day of the desired hunt period for the selection process at 10:30 am. All permitted and stand by hunters must attend mandatory orientation at 11:00 am. Park gates will open to hunters at 9:30 am.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 03, 2024 – Dec 05, 2024
Jan 07, 2025 – Jan 09, 2025
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck; Limit One Buck; 2 deer, antlerless and bucks having at least 1 unbranched antler only. Maximum buck harvest is 1.
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Muzzleloaders or Shotguns with Slugs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 14
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
Applicants: 1444
Permits/Groups: 14
Success Rate: 76%

Javelina

Application Deadline: August 15, 2024

Big Bend Ranch SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Feral hogs are in limited numbers. Hunting questions, orientations, and facilitations are conducted by Sgt. David Dotter, PPO.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 14, 2024 – Oct 17, 2024
Bag Limit
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Means Not Allowed
Handguns
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Restrictions
Any vehicle with an elevated seat or shooting platform is strictly prohibited. Any ATV or UTV is prohibited in the park. Hunting dogs are prohibited.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Strongly recommended that hunters have a four-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle to participate in this hunt. All roads in the park interior are rugged and unpaved, and some roads require a four-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle.
Baiting
Not 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
Applicants: 414
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Black Gap WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 11, 2024 – Dec 13, 2024
Bag Limit
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Coyotes
Hunt Method
Compartment
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
Applicants: 389
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 27%

Chaparral WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Hunters must visibly wear a minimum of 400 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material, with at least 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back and orange headwear.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 31, 2025 – Feb 02, 2025
Feb 07, 2025 – Feb 09, 2025
Bag Limit
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Hunt Method
Compartment; Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds and chairs.
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
Applicants: 1183
Permits/Groups: 30
Success Rate: 75%

Choke Canyon SP - North Shore Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby applicants must be at the James E. Daughtrey WMA checkstation before 11:00 AM on first day of hunt period. Hunt coincides with James E. Daughtrey WMA javelina hunts (Orientation and all harvest data collection conducted at Daughtrey WMA checkstation)
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 04, 2025 – Feb 06, 2025
Bag Limit
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange vest and headwear is required for all participants, regardless of hunt method. Only one legally permissible means per hunter will be allowed into the hunt area.
Hunt Method
Compartment; No hunting stands are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable stands and chairs.
Baiting
Allowed
Groups
Available: 2
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
Applicants: 596
Permits/Groups: 2
Success Rate: 33%

Davis Mountains SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Archery Stamp fee (Type 135) is required.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 05, 2024 – Oct 08, 2024
Oct 09, 2024 – Oct 12, 2024
Bag Limit
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Restrictions
No baiting.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 391
Permits/Groups: 16
Success Rate: 17%

Elephant Mountain WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Feral hogs and coyotes are in limited numbers.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 28, 2024 – Oct 30, 2024
Bag Limit
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 6
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
Applicants: 375
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

James Daughtrey WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


All participants must visibly wear a minimum of 400 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material, with at least 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back and orange headwear.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 04, 2025 – Feb 06, 2025
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 and chairs.
Baiting
Allowed
Groups
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
Applicants: 780
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 22%

Las Palomas WMA - Longoria Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby will be drawn at 11:00am on the first day of the hunt.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 18, 2025 – Jan 19, 2025
Jan 25, 2025 – Jan 26, 2025
Bag Limit
One Javelina; Either Sex
Means Not Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
No harvesting bobcats, coyotes, or nilgai.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Hunters may bring portable blinds.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 6
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
Applicants: 410
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 60%

Sierra Diablo WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Elk are in limited numbers. Primitive camping is available on the area, no facilities are available. Hunters will be required to attend a hunt orientation at the WMA HQ prior to being assigned hunt compartments.
No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 03, 2024 – Dec 05, 2024
Bag Limit
One Javelina; Either Sex
One Elk; Either Sex
Unlimited Coyotes; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Compartment; A four wheel drive vehicle is REQUIRED. Trailers of any kind are NOT PERMITTED. Hunter orange is REQUIRED.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 2
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
Applicants: 925
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Gun Mule Deer

Application Deadline: October 01, 2024

Big Bend Ranch SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Feral hogs are in limited numbers. Hunting questions, orientations, and facilitations are conducted by Sgt. David Dotter, PPO.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 02, 2024 – Dec 05, 2024
Bag Limit
One Mule Deer; Buck Only
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Restrictions
Any vehicle with an elevated seat or shooting platform is strictly prohibited. Any ATV or UTV is prohibited in the park. Hunting dogs are prohibited.
Hunt Method
Compartment; It is strongly recommended that hunters have a four-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle to participate in this hunt. All roads in the park interior are rugged and unpaved, and some roads require a 4WD, high clearance vehicle. Bring good binoculars.
Baiting
Not 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
Applicants: 6687
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Black Gap WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 27, 2024 – Dec 30, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Buck Only
Unlimited Coyotes
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 6146
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 75%

Caprock Canyons SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Due to the extremely rugged terrain of the park, hunters should be prepared for a very strenuous hunt that may occur during severe winter conditions such as freezing rain or snow. Hunters should be prepared for long distance shots of at least 200 yards.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 17, 2024 – Dec 20, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck; One deer must be antlerless. Antler restrictions will apply to both mule deer and white-tailed bucks.
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Camping is available for hunters only. Vehicular access is restricted to established roadways. Hunters are responsible for driving to their compartment. Antler restrictions will apply to both white-tailed and mule deer bucks. No horses, dogs, or ATV/UTVs
Hunt Method
Compartment; Also, the removal of the harvested animal from portions of the park to the nearest road or pickup point can be very strenuous because of the terrain and size of the animals. Hunters are responsible for removal of their animal.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 4745
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 25%

Elephant Mountain WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Feral hogs and coyotes are in limited numbers.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 09, 2024 – Dec 12, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Buck Only; Mule deer buck must have an outside spread of at least 18 inches or one side with two points or less
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 4
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
Applicants: 4641
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Gene Howe WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


The hunt welcome and in-brief will be conducted at 11:00 PM on the first day of the hunt at the GHWMA Headquarters. The hunt will occur from noon on the first day through noon on the last day.
No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 23, 2024 – Nov 27, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Buck Only; Mule deer buck must have an outside main beam spread equal to or greater than 20 inches. White-tailed buck must have an inside main beam spread of at least 16 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Coyotes; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Guided; Designed as a mule deer hunt. If unsuccessful in locating a mature mule deer buck, then a mature white-tailed deer buck can be taken instead.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 1
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
Applicants: 2122
Permits/Groups: 1
Success Rate:

Matador WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 09, 2024 – Dec 13, 2024
Bag Limit
Two Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Mule Deer Buck; Buck must have an outside main beam spread equal to or greater than 20 inches. Antlerless deer must be White-tailed Deer Only.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Means Not Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 5821
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate:

Sierra Diablo WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Elk are in limited numbers. Primitive camping is available on the area, no facilities are available. Hunters will be required to attend a hunt orientation at the WMA HQ prior to being assigned hunt compartments.
No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 07, 2025 – Jan 10, 2025
Bag Limit
One Mule Deer; Buck Only
One Elk; Either Sex
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Compartment; A four wheel drive vehicle is REQUIRED. Trailers of any kind are NOT PERMITTED. Hunter orange is REQUIRED.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 2
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
Applicants: 5412
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Yoakum Dunes WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 09, 2024 – Dec 13, 2024
Bag Limit
One Mule Deer; Buck Only; Limit One Buck; Mature buck, must have an outside main beam spread equal to or greater than 20".
Unlimited Coyotes; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Guided
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 1
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
Applicants: 3826
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Pronghorn

Application Deadline: August 15, 2024

There is no permit fee for this hunt. Physical pronghorn permits will be mailed prior to the hunt.

Rita Blanca National Grasslands

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 28, 2024 – Oct 13, 2024
Bag Limit
One Pronghorn; Buck Only
Means Not Allowed
Handguns
Shotguns
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 10276
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Spring Turkey

Application Deadline: November 01, 2024

Gene Howe WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


The hunt welcome and in-brief will be conducted at 11:00 AM on the first day of the hunt at the Gene Howe WMA Headquarters. The hunt will occur from noon on the first day through noon on the last day.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 16, 2025 – Apr 18, 2025
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler or Bearded Hen
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 4
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
Applicants: 758
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

James Daughtrey WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 18, 2025 – Mar 20, 2025
Mar 25, 2025 – Mar 27, 2025
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Restrictions
No baiting allowed.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Some box blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds and chairs.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 24
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
Applicants: 1369
Permits/Groups: 24
Success Rate: 37%

Kerr WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Mandatory Orientation Will Take Place at 11 AM on 1st Day of Hunt. Standbys MAY be available call WMA office the week before to check 830-238-4483.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 01, 2025 – Apr 03, 2025
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler Only
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 10
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
Applicants: 1305
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 37%

Mason Mountain WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 15, 2025 – Apr 17, 2025
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler Only
Unlimited Coyotes; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns Turkey
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 3
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
Applicants: 1016
Permits/Groups: 3
Success Rate: 100%

Matador WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 23, 2025 – Apr 25, 2025
Apr 28, 2025 – Apr 30, 2025
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler or Bearded Hen
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 1205
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 33%

Muse WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby drawing will be held at 10:30 AM on the first day of the hunt period.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 01, 2025 – Apr 03, 2025
Apr 08, 2025 – Apr 10, 2025
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler Only; Limit 1 Adult Gobbler Only
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Shotguns Turkey
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 653
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 29%

Roger Fawcett WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby drawing will be held at 10:30 AM first day of the hunt period. Freshwater fishing using a rod and reel will be available to permit holders during daylight hours at designated lakes during the hunt period.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 01, 2025 – Apr 03, 2025
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Shotguns Turkey
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 6
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
Applicants: 1217
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 75%

San Angelo SP

$ 3.00

/adult


This is a walk-in hunt. No vehicles allowed in the hunt areas with the exception of ADA individuals. Drawn hunters will park on the side of the road and access hunt units via walk-in gates. Hunters electing to hunt in the North Concho and Bald Eagle campgrounds will be allowed to drive in and park at the restroom facilities only. Standby positions may be available. Call San Angelo State Park, 325-949-4757, to confirm.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 31, 2025 – Apr 03, 2025
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment Turkey
Shotguns Turkey
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 6
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
Applicants: 1055
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate:

Archery Deer

Application Deadline: August 15, 2024

Archery Endorsement (Type 135) is required.

Abilene SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Hunting compartments will be in the 250 acres surrounding the park campsites.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 10, 2024 – Dec 12, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 885
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 67%

Chaparral WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 03, 2024 – Dec 06, 2024
Dec 10, 2024 – Dec 13, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck; Limit 1 buck. Buck must have an inside main beam spread wider than the ear tips with a minimum spread of at least 14 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Restrictions
Only permitted individuals may attend.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Hunters are strongly encouraged to bring portable blinds and chairs.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 30
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
Applicants: 2820
Permits/Groups: 30
Success Rate:

Choke Canyon SP - North Shore Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby applicants must be at the Daughtrey WMA check station before 11:00 am on first day of hunt period. Hunt coincides with James E. Daughtrey WMA archery hunt dates (Orientation and all harvest data collection conducted at Daughtrey WMA check station).
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 27, 2024 – Dec 30, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck must have an inside main beam spread wider than the ear tips with a minimum spread of at least 14 inches (Limit 1); or buck must have 7 or fewer antler points with an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches (limit 1).
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Compartment; No blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds and chairs.
Baiting
Allowed
Groups
Available: 3
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
Applicants: 1168
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 25%

Colorado Bend SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Exotic species are present. However, there is no guarantee that they will appear in every blind location.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 21, 2024 – Oct 25, 2024
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Aoudad; Either Sex
Unlimited Axis Deer; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Restrictions
Only processed feeds, such as horse and mule sweet feed, may be used as bait. Corn will not be permitted. Only drawn hunters, youth hunter supervisors, and those assisting hunters with mobility disabilities will be allowed in the park during hunts.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Hunters are encouraged to bring pop-up blinds to place next to provided assigned blinds. Assigned blinds are constructed from cattle panel and t-posts with natural brush coverage which may be difficult to archery hunt from.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 25
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

Enchanted Rock SNA

$ 3.00

/adult


Exotic Mammals are in limited numbers. Standby hunters should report to park before 9:00 am on the first day of scheduled hunt.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 15, 2024 – Oct 18, 2024
Bag Limit
Five White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Fork Antlered Buck and One With at Least One Unbranched Antler
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting allowed; Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container. No other types of baits allowed.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Hunters will be taken to and from blinds by department staff. Hunters will need to bring a fold-up chair.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 15
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
Applicants: 2191
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 13%

Fort Boggy SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Hunters may bring portable blinds. Use of ATVs allowed.
No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 11, 2024 – Nov 15, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless or Spike Buck and One Buck; One buck must have an inside spread of 13 inches or greater
Hunt Method
Compartment; Hunters may bring portable blinds. Use of ATVs allowed.
Baiting
Allowed
Groups
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
Applicants: 355
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate:

Garner SP

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 07, 2024 – Dec 10, 2024
Dec 18, 2024 – Dec 21, 2024
Dec 13, 2024 – Dec 16, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex
Unlimited Axis Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Fork Antlered Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment Exotic Mammals
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting allowed; Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container. No other types of baits allowed.
Hunt Method
Compartment
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
Applicants: 2811
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate:

Gene Howe WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


The hunt welcome and in-brief will be conducted at 11:00 AM on the first day of the hunt at the Gene Howe WMA Headquarters. Hunt will occur from noon on the first day through noon on the last day.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 21, 2024 – Oct 25, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck must have an inside main beam spread of at least 14 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 3
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
Applicants: 660
Permits/Groups: 3
Success Rate: 40%

Government Canyon SNA

$ 3.00

/adult


Exotic mammals are in very low numbers in hunt area and are rarely seen. Hunt orientation will take place on first day of hunt at 11am.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 19, 2024 – Nov 21, 2024
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Fork Antlered Buck; (inside main beam width must be 13 inches or more)
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Exotic Mammals; Either Sex; may exist in very limited numbers- rarely seen
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Compartment; Bring your own pop-up or tripod blind, existing blinds are set for rifle hunts. Vehicles with high ground clearance recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 5
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
Applicants: 1022
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate:

Gus Engeling WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 14, 2024 – Oct 18, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Buck must have an inside main beam spread equal to or wider than the ear tips or at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Restrictions
Use of ATVs and ORVs is prohibited.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 50
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
Applicants: 889
Permits/Groups: 60
Success Rate: 4%

James Daughtrey WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 27, 2024 – Dec 30, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck must have an inside main beam spread wider than the ear tips with a minimum spread of at least 14 inches (Limit 1); or buck must have 7 or fewer antler points with an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches (limit 1).
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 and chairs.
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
Applicants: 1472
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 31%

Lake Brownwood SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Hunting is by assigned blind. Blind, chair, and feeder are provided by park. Orientation and check-in will take place at the park headquarters at 12 pm on first day of hunt. Campsites and lodging will be available at that time. Regular park camping and lodging fees will apply.
No standbys available.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 09, 2024 – Dec 11, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Limit one forked antlered buck with 13 inch or greater inside spread
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 5
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
Applicants: 1031
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate: 2%

Lake Mineral Wells SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Check in will be at 10 a.m. at park headquarters. Drawn Hunters must be checked in by 10:30 a.m. Hunters will draw for their compartment. Only one hunter will be allowed in each compartment. You may not hunt anywhere outside of your compartment. Hunts will end on 6 p.m. on the final day.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 09, 2024 – Dec 11, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Antler restrictions are in place with a legal buck with at least one unbranched antler; OR an inside spread of 13 inches or greater.
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment; Each hunter should bring a flashlight, drinking water and foul weather gear.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 7
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
Applicants: 1466
Permits/Groups: 7
Success Rate: 100%

Las Palomas WMA - Arroyo Colorado Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby will be drawn at 11:00am on the first day of the hunt.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 11, 2024 – Nov 15, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless or One Buck; Bucks must have an inside main beam spread equal to or wider than the ear tips or at least one unbranched antler.
One Javelina; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Restrictions
No harvesting of Bobcat, Coyote, or Nilgai.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment; Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 4
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
Applicants: 479
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate:

Matador WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 14, 2024 – Oct 18, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck must have an inside main beam spread of at least 14 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not 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
Applicants: 1023
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate:

Muse WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby drawing will be held at 10:30 AM the first morning of the hunt.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 09, 2024 – Oct 13, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless or Spike Buck and One Buck; Buck(s) must have an inside main beam spread of 13 inches or greater (Limit One) or at least one unbranched antler
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 544
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 57%

Nannie Stringfellow WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Hunters must attend an 11:00 a.m. mandatory orientation at the Nannie Stringfellow WMA headquarters on the first day of the hunt period. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. For more information call 979/798-8746.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 02, 2024 – Dec 06, 2024
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Fork Antlered Buck and One Spike Buck.; Buck must have an inside main beam spread of 13 inches or greater or at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Compartment; ATVs and ORVs highly recommended. Hunters may bring portable blinds (limit 2 per hunter).
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 30
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
Applicants: 541
Permits/Groups: 30
Success Rate: 16%

Palo Duro Canyon SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Hunt area is located in Palo Duro Canyon State Park proper. Archery Endorsement required.
No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 09, 2024 – Dec 11, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
One Turkey; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Restrictions
Traditional bow, compound bows, crossbows. Baiting allowed.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 2
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
Applicants: 869
Permits/Groups: 2
Success Rate: 100%

Potter County - Cross Bar Mgt. Area

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 02, 2024 – Dec 06, 2024
Dec 07, 2024 – Dec 11, 2024
Dec 12, 2024 – Dec 16, 2024
Dec 17, 2024 – Dec 21, 2024
Dec 22, 2024 – Dec 26, 2024
Dec 27, 2024 – Dec 31, 2024
Jan 01, 2025 – Jan 05, 2025
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit Two Antlerless and One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 35
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

Richland Creek WMA - Carl Frentress Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Camping is allowed only in the Frentress Unit campsite. The campground does not have water or electricity. Restroom facilities and drinking water are available at the check station.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 30, 2024 – Oct 04, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Legal bucks must have one unbranched antler or a main beam spread equal to or greater than the ear tips
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Restrictions
ATV/OHV use is prohibited
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 15
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

Richland Creek WMA - Trinity Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Camping is allowed only in the Trinity Unit campsite. The campground does not have water or electricity. Restroom facilities and drinking water are available at the check station.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 30, 2024 – Oct 04, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Legal bucks must have one unbranched antler or a main beam inside spread equal to or greater than the ear tips
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Compartment; ATV/ORV use is recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 15
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
Applicants: 1189
Permits/Groups: 50
Success Rate: 18%

Roger Fawcett WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby drawing will be held at 10:30 AM first day of the hunt period. Freshwater fishing using a rod and reel will be available to permit holders during daylight hours at designated lakes during the hunt period.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 14, 2024 – Oct 18, 2024
Bag Limit
One Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless or One Buck; Bucks must have inside spread of 13" or greater (1) or at least 1 unbranched antler.
Unlimited Aoudad
Unlimited Coyotes
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment
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
Applicants: 1044
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 8%

Archery Mule Deer

Application Deadline: August 15, 2024

Archery Endorsement (Type 135) is required.

Big Bend Ranch SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Feral hogs are in limited numbers. Hunting questions, orientations, and facilitations are conducted by Sgt. David Dotter, PPO.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 07, 2024 – Oct 10, 2024
Bag Limit
One Mule Deer; Buck Only
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Restrictions
Any vehicle with an elevated seat or shooting platform is strictly prohibited. Any ATV or UTV is prohibited in the park. Hunting dogs are prohibited.
Hunt Method
Compartment; It is strongly recommended that hunters have a four-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle to participate in this hunt. All roads in the park interior are rugged and unpaved, and some roads require a four-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle.
Baiting
Not 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
Applicants: 2188
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Black Gap WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 19, 2024 – Nov 22, 2024
Dec 03, 2024 – Dec 06, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Buck Only
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 16
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
Applicants: 2528
Permits/Groups: 16
Success Rate: 7%

Elephant Mountain WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Feral hogs and coyotes are in limited numbers.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 11, 2024 – Nov 14, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Buck Only; Mule deer buck must have an outside spread of at least 18 inches or one side with two points or less
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 6
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
Applicants: 2050
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Matador WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 21, 2024 – Oct 25, 2024
Bag Limit
Two Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Mule Deer Buck; Buck must have an outside main beam spread equal to or greater than 20 inches. Antlerless deer must be White-tailed Deer Only.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 4
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
Applicants: 2513
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 14%

Potter County - Cross Bar Mgt. Area

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 28, 2024 – Oct 02, 2024
Oct 03, 2024 – Oct 07, 2024
Oct 08, 2024 – Oct 12, 2024
Oct 13, 2024 – Oct 17, 2024
Oct 18, 2024 – Oct 22, 2024
Oct 23, 2024 – Oct 28, 2024
Oct 29, 2024 – Nov 03, 2024
Nov 16, 2024 – Nov 20, 2024
Nov 21, 2024 – Nov 25, 2024
Nov 26, 2024 – Nov 30, 2024
Bag Limit
One Mule Deer; Buck Only; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit Two Antlerless and One Buck
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 50
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

Guided Bighorn Sheep Hunt Package

Application Deadline: November 01, 2024

Drawing scheduled for late November. The number of Desert Bighorn Sheep permits issued each year is determined during November surveys where herd population and composition are determined.

Bighorn Sheep Area

$ 10.00

/adult


Hunt area(s) and dates depend on the availability of a bighorn sheep permit. Hunt will be conducted on the Black Gap, Elephant Mountain, or Sierra Diablo WMA. Consider the elevation and extreme ruggedness of these areas before applying. This will be up to a 5-day a guided hunt. Food, lodging and on-site transportation will be provided. No standbys available.
No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 31, 2025 – Jun 30, 2025
Bag Limit
One Desert Bighorn Sheep; Ram Only
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Guided; Hunter should be able to: 1) walk/traverse rough, rocky, mountainous terrain 2) Ascend and descend 2,000 ft. elevation differences at 6,500 ft. ASL with slopes greater than 50%
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 1
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Adult Only
Adult minimum age: 17
Last Year
Applicants: 9778
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Guided Gemsbok Hunt Package

Application Deadline: November 01, 2024

Limited to ADULTS ONLY (age 17 and older).

Mason Mountain WMA

$ 10.00

/adult


This will be a guided hunt. Food, lodging and on-site transportation will be provided.
No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 21, 2025 – Jan 24, 2025
Bag Limit
One Gemsbok; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles of .270 Caliber with 150 Grain Projectiles or Larger
Hunt Method
Guided
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 2
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Adult Only
Adult minimum age: 17
Last Year
Applicants: 8248
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Guided Scimitar-Horned Oryx Hunt Package

Application Deadline: November 01, 2024

Limited to ADULTS ONLY (age 17 and older).

Mason Mountain WMA

$ 10.00

/adult


This is a guided hunt. Food, lodging and on-site transportation will be provided.
No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 21, 2025 – Jan 24, 2025
Bag Limit
One Scimitar-Horned Oryx; Either Sex
Unlimited Coyotes; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles of .270 Caliber with 150 Grain Projectiles or Larger
Hunt Method
Guided
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 2
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Adult Only
Adult minimum age: 17
Last Year
Applicants: 7911
Permits/Groups: 2
Success Rate: 100%

Youth Only Alligator

Application Deadline: August 01, 2024

Adult Supervisor (at least 18 years old) required. An Alligator Hide Tag ($126) is required for commercial sale.

Angelina Neches/Dam B WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No canoes, kayaks, or inflatable boats allowed.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 14, 2024 – Sep 15, 2024
Bag Limit
One Alligator(s)
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 558
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 64%

J.D. Murphree WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 14, 2024 – Sep 15, 2024
Bag Limit
One Alligator(s)
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Gig or Pole Snare
Hook and Line
Hunt Restrictions
Dispatch Method-Shotgun Only
Hunt Method
Compartment
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
Applicants: 641
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 100%

Sea Rim SP

$ 0.00

/adult


A boat is not required for this hunt.
No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 16, 2024 – Sep 17, 2024
Bag Limit
One Alligator(s); Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Hook and Line
Hunt Restrictions
Dispatch method by shotgun only.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 1
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
Applicants: 429
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Youth Only Exotic

Application Deadline: November 01, 2024

Adult Supervisor (at least 18 years old) required.

Devils River SNA - Del Norte Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Limited road access inside compartments. Be prepared for long hikes over rough terrain. Feral hogs & Axis are in limited numbers.
No standbys available.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 03, 2025 – Jan 06, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Restrictions
Only permitted hunters or permitted supervisors allowed on site during the hunt.
Hunt Method
Compartment; High clearance and/or 4x4 vehicle recommended. Expect that brush will scratch vehicles.
Baiting
Not 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
Applicants: 2706
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 43%

Youth Only Feral Hog

Application Deadline: November 01, 2024

Adult Supervisor (at least 18 years old) required.

Justin Hurst WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 01, 2025 – Feb 02, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Rubber boots, rain gear, mosquito repellent, and ORVs/ATVs are strongly recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 30
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
Applicants: 608
Permits/Groups: 27
Success Rate: 39%

Mad Island WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 07, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; ATVs and ORVs are allowed.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 15
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
Applicants: 412
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 30%

Matador WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 08, 2025 – Mar 09, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Means Not Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Method
Compartment
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
Applicants: 389
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 29%

Youth Only Gun Deer - Antlerless/Spike

Application Deadline: September 15, 2024

Adult Supervisor (at least 18 years old) required.

Brazos Bend SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters will be taken to and from blinds by department staff. Blinds will be assigned through a random drawing. All youth 17 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult supervisor (at least 18 years old) while hunting.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 19, 2024 – Oct 20, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 15
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
Applicants: 487
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 8%

Chaparral WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Stand-by hunters report to Chaparral WMA before 10:00 AM on the first day of the hunt. Hunt period goes until end of legal shooting hours on the last day (Sunday). For more information contact the WMA Field Office at 830-676-3413 or visit the Chaparral WMA Facebook page.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 16, 2024 – Nov 17, 2024
Nov 23, 2024 – Nov 24, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles with Mounted Scopes
Hunt Restrictions
All participants must visibly wear a minimum of 400 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material, with at least 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back and orange headwear.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment; Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds, shooting sticks, and a chair/stool for youth in blinds.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 30
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
Applicants: 416
Permits/Groups: 30
Success Rate: 19%

Choke Canyon SP - North Shore Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Standby applicants must be at the James E. Daughtrey WMA checkstation before 10:00 AM on first day of hunt period. Hunts coincide with James E. Daughtrey WMA youth hunts (Orientation and all harvest data collection conducted at Daughtrey WMA checkstation)
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 02, 2024 – Nov 03, 2024
Nov 09, 2024 – Nov 10, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles with Mounted Scopes
Hunt Restrictions
Only youth are permitted to harvest animals during hunt period. Hunter orange vest and headwear is required for all participants on this hunt.
Hunt Method
Compartment; No hunting stands are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds, shooting sticks, and chairs for youth hunters.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 6
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
Applicants: 237
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 11%

Cooper Lake State Park

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 04, 2025 – Jan 05, 2025
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck; Limit One Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
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
Applicants: 267
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 100%

Granger PHL

$ 0.00

/adult


All selected hunters must attend a mandatory orientation at Youth hunt Check Station on January 10th, 2025, at 11:00 am. Standby drawing will take place at Youth Hunt Check Station on the same day. Selected hunters who are not present and on time for the mandatory orientation will forefeit their permit. For more information call or text 512/925-3787. Hunters may bring corn, corn must contain less than 20 ppb aflatoxin level.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 10, 2025 – Jan 12, 2025
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns with Slugs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Sight in shotguns with slugs prior to arrival. Bring chairs and shooting sticks
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 5
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
Applicants: 136
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Gus Engeling WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 26, 2024 – Oct 27, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Means Not Allowed
Shotguns with Buckshot
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange required. Use of ATVs and ORVs is prohibited.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 50
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
Applicants: 126
Permits/Groups: 75
Success Rate: 17%

James Daughtrey WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


All participants must visibly wear a minimum of 400 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material, with at least 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back and orange headwear.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 02, 2024 – Nov 03, 2024
Nov 09, 2024 – Nov 10, 2024
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. Hunters may bring portable blinds, chairs, and shooting sticks for youth-hunter 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
Applicants: 308
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 35%

Justin Hurst WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 07, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles with Mounted Scopes
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Rubber boots, rain gear, mosquito repellent, and ORVs/ATVs are highly recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 24
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
Applicants: 341
Permits/Groups: 24
Success Rate: 27%

Lake McClellan Recreation Area

$ 0.00

/adult


White-tailed deer are the primary species inhabiting the area. Feral hogs and exotics are very limited in number. A mandatory orientation will be held at noon on Friday. The hunt will begin immediately following the orientation. Hunters and supervisors will be taken to assigned blinds by Forest Service and TPWD staff. Blinds are placed in a safe location and cannot be moved or repositioned. Walking in the unit area is strictly prohibited. All hunters and supervisors must wear a minimum of 400 square inches of fluorescent orange material covering the chest and back and orange headwear. All harvested animals must be checked in no later than noon on Sunday. Standbys may be available. Standbys must be present and registered by 2:55 p.m. on the day of the hunt. Standbys will be drawn on the first day of the hunt at 3 p.m. followed by a mandatory orientation and blind assignment. Individuals not drawn must leave the hunt area immediately following the standby drawing.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 13, 2024 – Dec 15, 2024
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Unlimited Exotic Mammals; Either Sex; Any exotics present
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 2
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
Applicants: 211
Permits/Groups: 2
Success Rate: 100%

Muse WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standby drawing will be held at 10:30 AM on the first day of the hunt period.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 26, 2024 – Oct 27, 2024
Dec 07, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Jan 11, 2025 – Jan 12, 2025
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Centerfire Rifles
Muzzleloaders or Shotguns with Slugs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 30
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
Applicants: 155
Permits/Groups: 30
Success Rate: 34%

Nannie Stringfellow WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters must attend an 11:00 a.m. mandatory orientation at the Nannie Stringfellow WMA headquarters on the first day of the hunt period. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. For more information call 979/798-8746.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 19, 2024 – Oct 20, 2024
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck; Limit One Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles with Mounted Scopes
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; ATVs and ORVs highly recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 23
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
Applicants: 223
Permits/Groups: 23
Success Rate: 21%

Palo Duro Canyon SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunt occurs in main portion of Palo Duro Canyon State Park - Guided Hunt- must contact hunt manager when selected for further instruction and information. On site accommodations available.
No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 07, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only; Management Mature Antlerless White-Tail
One Turkey; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Muzzleloaders .45 Caliber or Larger
Shotguns Turkey
Hunt Restrictions
Center Fire Rifles, Muzzleloader for WTD, Shotgun only for Turkey.
Hunt Method
Guided
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 2
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
Applicants: 191
Permits/Groups: 2
Success Rate: 100%

Possum Kingdom SP

$ 0.00

/adult


State Park will be closed to public during hunt. Cabins at the park will be available for rent if you wish to stay onsite.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 20, 2024 – Dec 21, 2024
Jan 03, 2025 – Jan 04, 2025
Bag Limit
Two Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
No ATV's, No Dogs, Centerfire only
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
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
Applicants: 251
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 83%

Richland Creek WMA - Trinity Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Camping is allowed only in the Trinity Unit campsite. The campground does not have water or electricity; however, restroom facilities and drinking water are available at the check station.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 23, 2024 – Nov 25, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange is required
Hunt Method
Compartment; ATV/ORV use is recommended
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 15
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
Applicants: 158
Permits/Groups: 25
Success Rate: 55%

Roger Fawcett WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standby drawing will be held at 10:30 AM on first day of hunt period. Freshwater fishing using a rod and reel will be available to permit holders during daylight hours at designated lakes during the hunt period.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 09, 2024 – Nov 10, 2024
Dec 07, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Bag Limit
One Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Aoudad
Unlimited Coyotes
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Centerfire Rifles
Muzzleloaders
Shotguns with Slugs or Buckshot
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 24
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
Applicants: 359
Permits/Groups: 24
Success Rate: 39%

San Angelo SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunting by assigned blind provided by the park. Drawn hunters will be able to drive to their assigned blind dependent on weather conditions. Standby hunters wishing to participate in hunts must report to the San Angelo State Park office no later than 10:59 a.m. on the first day of each scheduled hunt. Standby drawings will occur promptly at 11:00 a.m. For more information call San Angelo State Park at 325-949-4757.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 27, 2024 – Oct 29, 2024
Bag Limit
Four White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck; Limit Two Spike Bucks
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
One Exotic Mammals; Either Sex
Two Javelina; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
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
Applicants: 646
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 57%

Youth Only Gun Deer - Either Sex

Application Deadline: September 01, 2024

Adult Supervisor (at least 18 years old) required.

Abilene SP

$ 0.00

/adult


This hunt will occur at Lake Abilene only. Compartments 20-40 acres with a feeder in each compartment. Hunting will generally occur near feeders.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 07, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 168
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 33%

Alazan Bayou WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 09, 2024 – Nov 10, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck must have inside spread greater than or equal to 13" or at least 1 unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Means Not Allowed
Shotguns with Buckshot
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 64
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 27%

Atlanta SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 18, 2025 – Jan 20, 2025
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Total two (2) white-tailed deer either sex - Either two (2) antlerless deer or one (1) legal buck and one (1) antlerless deer. Buck must have an inside main beam spread of 13 inches or greater or at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
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
Applicants: 71
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 40%

Bastrop SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Exotic Mammals are in limited numbers. Baiting is allowed.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 27, 2024 – Dec 29, 2024
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Bucks must follow antler restrictions for Bastrop County. Limit of 1 buck greater than 13 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting allowed; Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container. No other types of baits allowed.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds since blinds are not provided within compartments. Extensive walking is required to reach prime hunting areas.
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
Applicants: 274
Permits/Groups: 16
Success Rate: 20%

Big Bend Ranch SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Feral hogs are in limited numbers. Hunting questions, orientations, and facilitations are conducted by Sgt. David Dotter, PPO.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 18, 2024 – Nov 21, 2024
Bag Limit
One Mule Deer; Either Sex
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Means Not Allowed
Handguns
Hunt Restrictions
Any vehicle with an elevated seat or shooting platform is strictly prohibited. Any ATV or UTV is prohibited in the park. Hunting dogs are prohibited.
Hunt Method
Compartment; It is strongly recommended that hunters have a four-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle to participate in this hunt. All roads in the park interior are rugged and unpaved, and some roads require a 4WD, high clearance vehicle. Bring good binoculars.
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
Applicants: 262
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Caprock Canyons SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Due to the extremely rugged terrain of the park, hunters should be prepared for a very strenuous hunt that may occur during severe winter conditions such as freezing rain or snow.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 26, 2024 – Dec 29, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck; One deer must be antlerless. Antler restrictions will apply to both white-tailed and mule deer bucks.
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Aoudad; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Vehicular access is restricted to established roadways. Hunters are responsible for driving to their compartment. Camping is available for hunter and supervising adult only. No horses, dogs, ATVs, or UTVs allowed.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Hunters should be prepared for long distance shots of at least 200 yards. The removal of the harvested animal from portions of the park to the nearest road or pickup point can be very strenuous because of the terrain and size of the animals.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 235
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 57%

Chaparral WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunt goes until end of legal shooting time on the last day of the hunt period. All participants must visibly wear a minimum of 400 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material, with at least 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back and orange headwear.
No standbys available.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 27, 2024 – Dec 30, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck; Limit 1 buck. Buck must have an inside main beam spread wider than the ear tips with a minimum spread of at least 14 inches.
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles with Mounted Scopes
Hunt Restrictions
No standby positions are available. Only youth are permitted to harvest. Only permitted individuals may attend.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds, shooting sticks, and a stool/chair for youth in blinds.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 15
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
Applicants: 751
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 33%

Choke Canyon SP - North Shore Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Standby applicants must be at the James E. Daughtrey WMA checkstation before 10:00 AM on the first day of the hunt period. Hunt coincides with James E. Daughtrey WMA hunt (Orientation and all harvest data collection conducted at Daughtrey WMA checkstation).
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 17, 2024 – Dec 19, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles with Mounted Scopes
Hunt Restrictions
Only youth are permitted to harvest animals during hunt period. Hunter orange vest and headwear is required for all participants on this hunt.
Hunt Method
Compartment; No blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds, chairs, and shooting sticks for youth hunters.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 3
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
Applicants: 200
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 100%

Colorado Bend SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Exotics are present. However, there is no guarantee that they will appear in every assigned blind location.
No standbys available.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 01, 2024 – Nov 03, 2024
Nov 08, 2024 – Nov 10, 2024
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Aoudad; Either Sex
Unlimited Axis Deer; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Only processed feeds, such as horse and mule sweet feed, may be used. Corn will not be permitted. Only Drawn Youth Hunters and their one supervisor will be allowed in the park during the hunt.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Hunters may bring pop-up blinds to place next to provided assigned blinds. Assigned blinds are constructed from cattle panel and t-posts with natural brush coverage.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 50
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
Applicants: 464
Permits/Groups: 50
Success Rate: 30%

Cooper WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 02, 2024 – Nov 03, 2024
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck(s) must have an inside main beam spread equal to or wider than the ear tips (Limit One) or at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Muzzleloaders
Hunt Method
Compartment; Hunters may bring portable blinds. ATVs and ORVs are 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: 18
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 73
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 25%

Devil's Sinkhole SNA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 23, 2024 – Nov 25, 2024
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit Two Antlerless and One Buck
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger Exotic Mammals
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 5
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
Applicants: 221
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate: 100%

Devils River SNA - Dan Allen Hughes

$ 0.00

/adult


Limited road access inside compartments. Be prepared for long hikes over rough terrain. Feral hogs & Axis are in limited numbers.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 06, 2024 – Dec 09, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck; Mature Buck
One Scimitar-Horned Oryx; Either Sex; 1 Mature Oryx
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Restrictions
Only permitted hunters or permitted supervisors allowed on site during the hunt.
Hunt Method
Compartment; High clearance and/or 4x4 vehicle recommended. Expect that brush will scratch vehicles.
Baiting
Not 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

E.O. Siecke State Forest

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 26, 2024 – Oct 27, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck must have at least one unbranched antler or an inside main beam spread of 13 inches or greater.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Bring Chairs for all hunters and shooting sticks. Bait is recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 7
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
Applicants: 43
Permits/Groups: 7
Success Rate: 71%

Enchanted Rock SNA

$ 0.00

/adult


Exotic Mammals are in limited numbers. Permitted hunter should report to the park by 10:00 am on the first day of the assigned hunt period. Standby hunters should report to the park by 9:00 am on the first day of the desired hunt period for the selection process.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 23, 2024 – Dec 24, 2024
Bag Limit
Five White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Fork Antlered Buck and One With at Least One Unbranched Antler
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting allowed; Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container. No other types of baits allowed.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Hunters will be taken to and from blinds by Department staff. Hunters will need to bring a shooting stick and fold-up chair.
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
Applicants: 311
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 11%

Garner SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Corn Feeders Provided. Additional baiting allowed but must be removed upon completion of hunt. No more than two hunters allowed in blind at one time. Each youth hunter will need a supervising adult. Exceptions may be made by hunt master if youth has significant hunting experience and of age and maturity to hunt alone for the entire day.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 04, 2025 – Jan 05, 2025
Jan 11, 2025 – Jan 12, 2025
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Axis Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Fork Antlered Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting allowed; Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container. No other types of baits allowed.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 32
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
Applicants: 435
Permits/Groups: 40
Success Rate: 15%

Gene Howe WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


The hunt welcome and in-brief will be conducted at 10:00 AM on the first day of the hunt at the Gene Howe WMA Headquarters. The hunt will occur from noon on the first day through noon on the last day.
No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 09, 2024 – Nov 10, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck must have an inside main beam spread of at least 14 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 1
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
Applicants: 87
Permits/Groups: 1
Success Rate:

Guadalupe River SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Be prepared to walk up to 1/2 mile to assigned blind. Please note that while exotics are present there is no guarantee that they will appear at every blind. Check-in will be at Park HQ at 9:00 AM. Orientation begins at 11:00 AM at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center at Guadalupe River State Park. Confirmed hunters need to be at Park no later than 9:15 AM, or they may lose their spot to a standby hunter. Standby hunt spots are not guaranteed. The hunt ends at 30 minutes past sunset on the last hunt day. Hunters are taken to their assigned blind on the first morning of the hunt; hunters are responsible for getting to their assigned blind thereafter. Please call Park at least one week prior to the hunting period if you are planning on staying at the park during the hunting period. Family members who are wishing to camp with hunter will be approved on a case by case basis, and will be restricted to the campsite during the hunt period if approved.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 23, 2024 – Nov 25, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Exotic Mammals; Either Sex; Axis, Sika, Aoudad, Mouflon
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting allowed; Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container. No other types of baits allowed.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Blinds (pop-up and fixed) are provided by the park. Recommend that you bring your own seating (folding/camp chairs). Please ensure you bring required safety items, including a flashlight and appropriate of hunter safety orange gear.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 227
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 50%

Gus Engeling WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 16, 2024 – Nov 17, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Buck must have an inside main beam spread equal to or wider than the ear tips or at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Means Not Allowed
Shotguns with Buckshot
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange required. Use of ATVs and ORVs is prohibited.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 40
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
Applicants: 176
Permits/Groups: 40
Success Rate: 33%

Hill Country SNA

$ 0.00

/adult


Exotic Mammals are in limited numbers and are not seen or harvested on a regular basis.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 25, 2024 – Nov 27, 2024
Dec 22, 2024 – Dec 24, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Exotic Mammals; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting allowed; Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container. No other types of baits allowed.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 32
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
Applicants: 150
Permits/Groups: 32
Success Rate: 40%

Honey Creek SNA

$ 0.00

/adult


Be prepared to walk up to 1/2 mile to assigned blind. Please note that while exotics are present there is no guarantee that they will appear at every blind. Check-in will be at Park HQ at 9:00 AM. Orientation begins at 11:00 AM at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center at Guadalupe River State Park. Confirmed hunters need to be at Park no later than 9:15 AM, or they may lose their spot to a standby hunter. Standby hunt spots are not guaranteed. The hunt ends at 30 minutes past sunset on the last hunt day. Hunters are taken to their assigned blind on the first morning of the hunt; hunters are responsible for getting to their assigned blind thereafter. Please call Park at least one week prior to the hunting period if you are planning on staying at the park during the hunting period. Family members who are wishing to camp with hunter will be approved on a case by case basis, and will be restricted to the campsite during the hunt period if approved.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 23, 2024 – Nov 25, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Exotic Mammals; Either Sex; Axis, Sika, Aoudad, Mouflon
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting allowed; Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container. No other types of baits allowed.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Blinds (pop-up and fixed) are provided by the park. Recommend that you bring your own seating (folding/camp chairs). Please ensure you bring required safety items, including a flashlight and appropriate of hunter safety orange gear.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 3
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
Applicants: 96
Permits/Groups: 3
Success Rate: 33%

I.D. Fairchild State Forest

$ 0.00

/adult


A virtual Hunter Orientation session will be sent to participants for awarded hunters. Standby hunters should report to site at 09:00am on first day of hunt. If standbys are present, a second hunt orientation will be held after the standby drawing on Saturday October 26th, 2024 at 09:00am. Hunt period will be on 10/26/24 (30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset) and 10/27/24 (30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset).
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 26, 2024 – Oct 27, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Cherokee County Antler Restrictions will be in affect.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Unlimited Bobcats
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Harassment and/or take of eastern wild turkeys is prohibited.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Bring chair for all hunters and shooting sticks/rest.
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
Applicants: 87
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 67%

Inks Lake/Longhorn Caverns SP

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 01, 2024 – Nov 03, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Fork Antlered Buck
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting allowed; Corn must be labeled for wildlife use (aflatoxin less than 20 ppb) and in it's original container. No other types of baits allowed.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 7
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
Applicants: 278
Permits/Groups: 7
Success Rate: 83%

James Daughtrey WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


All participants must visibly wear a minimum of 400 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material, with at least 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back and orange headwear.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 17, 2024 – Dec 19, 2024
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 permanent stands are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds, chairs, and shooting sticks for youth-hunter use.
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
Applicants: 319
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 67%

John Henry Kirby State Forest

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 26, 2024 – Oct 27, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; County Buck Restrictions Will Apply
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; MUST BRING CHAIRS! Assigned pop-up blinds. Consider bringing a shooting stick.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 6
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
Applicants: 46
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 67%

Justin Hurst WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 05, 2024 – Oct 06, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck must have an inside main beam spread of 13 inches or greater or at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles with Mounted Scopes
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Rubber boots, rain gear, mosquito repellent, and ORVs/ATVs are strongly recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 24
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
Applicants: 194
Permits/Groups: 24
Success Rate: 85%

Lake Brownwood SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunting is by assigned blind. Blind, chair, and feeder are provided by park. Orientation and check-in will take place at the park headquarters at 12 pm on first day of hunt. Campsites and lodging will be available at that time. Regular park camping and lodging fees will apply.
No standbys available.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 07, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Limit one forked antlered buck with 13 inch or greater inside spread
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 6
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
Applicants: 157
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 100%

Lake McClellan Recreation Area

$ 0.00

/adult


White-tailed deer are the primary species inhabiting the area. Mule deer, feral hogs and exotics are very limited in number. Hunters and supervisors will be taken to assigned blinds by Forest Service and TPWD staff. Blinds are placed in a safe location and cannot be moved or repositioned. Walking in the unit area is strictly prohibited. A mandatory orientation will be held at noon on Friday. The hunt will begin immediately following the orientation. All hunters and supervisors must wear a minimum of 400 square inches of fluorescent orange material covering the chest and back and orange headwear. All harvested animals must be checked in no later than noon on Sunday.
No standbys available.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 13, 2024 – Dec 15, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; May take 1 mule deer or whitetail buck and 1 antlerless whitetail, or 2 antlerless whitetail. Antlerless mule deer are NOT allowed.
Unlimited Exotic Mammals; Either Sex; Any exotics present
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 6
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
Applicants: 133
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 100%

Lake Mineral Wells SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Check in is at 10 a.m. at Park Administration Training Center. This hunt will end at 6 p.m. on the last day. A copy of your valid Texas hunting license, driver's license (adult) and hunter's education card will be made by park staff upon check-in. Hunters will draw for blinds.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 07, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Blinds are placed in a safe location and cannot be moved or repositioned. Walking in the unit area is strictly prohibited. All hunters must wear a minimum of 400 square inches of fluorescent orange material, with 144 square inches on both chest an
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Each hunter should bring a flashlight, drinking water and foul weather gear. Chairs are provided but you may bring your own. Park staff will bait area several weeks leading up to the hunt and corn will be provided for hunters each day.
Baiting
Not 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
Applicants: 191
Permits/Groups: 9
Success Rate: 63%

Lake Somerville SP - Nails Creek Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Standby availability will be at hunt manager's discretion. All standby's must be present no later than one hour before the orientation starts. Orientation begins at 11 am on the first day of the hunt.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 07, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Jan 25, 2025 – Jan 26, 2025
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck(s) must have an inside main beam spread of 13 inches or greater (Limit One) or at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Hunters will be taken to and from blinds by Department staff.
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
Applicants: 160
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 58%

Lake Tawakoni State Park

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available, and applicants must be at the Lake Tawakoni State Park headquarters building before 10:00 AM on the first day of the hunt period. Please call the park to confirm.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 02, 2024 – Nov 03, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns with Slugs or Buckshot
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 4
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
Applicants: 77
Permits/Groups: 3
Success Rate: 67%

Las Palomas WMA - Arroyo Colorado Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Standby will be drawn at 11:00am on the first day of the hunt.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 14, 2024 – Dec 15, 2024
Dec 27, 2024 – Dec 30, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless or One Buck
One Javelina; Either Sex
Hunt Restrictions
No harvesting bobcats, coyotes, or nilgai.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 60
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 17%

Masterson State Forest

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 26, 2024 – Oct 27, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck must have at least one unbranched antler or an inside main beam spread of 13 inches or greater.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Bring Chairs for all hunters and shooting sticks. Bait is recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 5
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
Applicants: 23
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate: 20%

Matagorda Island WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standby applicants must register at the check station on the island before 11:00 am. Hunters are responsible for their own boat transportation to and from the island.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 28, 2024 – Dec 30, 2024
Dec 21, 2024 – Dec 23, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Hunters will be taken to and from blinds by Department staff.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 24
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
Applicants: 125
Permits/Groups: 24
Success Rate: 73%

Nannie Stringfellow WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters must attend an 11:00 a.m. mandatory orientation at the Nannie Stringfellow WMA headquarters on the first day of the hunt period. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. For more information call 979/798-8746.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 05, 2024 – Oct 06, 2024
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Fork Antlered Buck and One Spike Buck.; Buck must have an inside main beam spread of 13 inches or greater or at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles with Mounted Scopes
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; ATVs and ORVs highly recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 23
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
Applicants: 144
Permits/Groups: 23
Success Rate: 59%

Pedernales Falls SP

$ 0.00

/adult


All provided blinds are ground brush blinds. All hunters must use provided blinds. wooden benches are provided. A pop-up blind may be authorized as a substitute with the permission of the hunt coordinator.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 25, 2024 – Nov 27, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Commercially packaged deer corn <20ppb aflatoxin is only permissible bait.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Bring a more comfortable seat or chair.
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
Applicants: 138
Permits/Groups: 3
Success Rate: 50%

Powderhorn State Park

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunt coincides with Powderhorn WMA hunt dates (Orientation and all harvest data collection conducted at Powderhorn WMA checkstation).
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 23, 2024 – Nov 25, 2024
Jan 04, 2025 – Jan 05, 2025
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Two Sambar Deer; Either Sex
Two Axis Deer; Either Sex
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 518
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 25%

Powderhorn WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 23, 2024 – Nov 25, 2024
Jan 04, 2025 – Jan 05, 2025
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Two Sambar Deer; Either Sex
Two Axis Deer; Either Sex
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 32
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
Applicants: 868
Permits/Groups: 32
Success Rate: 70%

Richland Creek WMA - Carl Frentress Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Camping is allowed only in the Frentress Unit campsite. The campsite does not have water or electricity; however, restroom facilities and drinking water are available at the check station.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 26, 2024 – Oct 27, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Legal buck must have one unbranched antler or a main beam spread equal to or greater than the ear tips
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange is required.
Hunt Method
Compartment; ATV or ORV use is permitted and recommended.
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
Applicants: 114
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 33%

Richland Creek WMA - Trinity Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Camping is allowed only in the Trinity Unit campsite. The campsite does not have water or electricity; however, restroom facilities and drinking water are available at the check station.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 26, 2024 – Oct 27, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Legal bucks must have one unbranched antler or a main beam spread equal to or greater than the ear tips
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange required.
Hunt Method
Compartment; ATVs or UTVs recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 15
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
Applicants: 167
Permits/Groups: 25
Success Rate: 50%

San Angelo SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunting by assigned blind provided by the park. Drawn hunters will be able to drive to their assigned blind dependent on weather conditions. Standby hunters wishing to participate in hunts must report to the San Angelo State Park office no later than 10:59 a.m. on the first day of each scheduled hunt. Standby drawings will occur promptly at 11:00 a.m. For more information call San Angelo State Park at 325-949-4757.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 29, 2024 – Dec 01, 2024
Bag Limit
Four White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Fork Antlered Buck and One Spike Buck.
Two Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
One Exotic Mammals; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
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
Applicants: 318
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 78%

South Llano River SP

$ 0.00

/adult


South Llano River State Park will be undergoing capital construction projects throughout the 2024-2025 hunting season. Blinds in or near construction will not be used. Construction is not expected to have an impact on hunt success at this time. Please note that construction may impact the availability of camping during the 2024-2025 hunting season. For those who intend to camp onsite please contact the park for more information ahead of your scheduled hunt to confirm availability.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 25, 2024 – Nov 27, 2024
Dec 27, 2024 – Dec 29, 2024
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Fork Antlered Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Sika Deer; Either Sex
Unlimited Fallow Deer; Either Sex
Unlimited Axis Deer; Either Sex
Unlimited Blackbuck; Either Sex
Unlimited Aoudad; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Restrictions
Corn and corn products must be in original container and marked as containing less that 20ppb aflotoxin.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
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
Applicants: 740
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 80%

Taylor Lakes, Playa Lakes WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 29, 2024 – Dec 01, 2024
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Antler Restrictions, inside main beam spread of at least 14 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 1
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
Applicants: 33
Permits/Groups: 1
Success Rate:

Village Creek SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 04, 2025 – Jan 05, 2025
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck must follow county antler restrictions
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Must Bring Chairs and Recommend Bringing a Shooting Stick for Pop-Up Blinds
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 51
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 25%

White Oak Creek WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No baiting allowed.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 26, 2024 – Oct 27, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Buck(s) must have an inside main beam spread equal to or wider than the ear tips (Limit One) or at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Muzzleloaders
Hunt Method
Compartment; ATVs and ORVs are recommended but not required.
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 15
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
Applicants: 49
Permits/Groups: 18
Success Rate: 15%

Youth Only Gun Deer - Management

Application Deadline: September 15, 2024

Adult Supervisor (at least 18 years old) required.

Choke Canyon SP - North Shore Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Standby applicants must be at the James E. Daughtrey WMA checkstation before 10:00 AM on the first day of the hunt period. Hunt coincides with James E. Daughtrey WMA youth hunt (Orientation and all harvest data collection conducted at Daughtrey WMA checkstation).
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 16, 2024 – Nov 17, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck must have 7 or fewer antler points with an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches, or have at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles with Mounted Scopes
Hunt Restrictions
Only youth are permitted to harvest animals during hunt period. Hunter orange vest and headwear is required for all participants on this hunt.
Hunt Method
Compartment; No blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds, chairs, and shooting sticks for youth hunters.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 3
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
Applicants: 600
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 20%

Devils River SNA - Del Norte Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Limited road access inside compartments. Be prepared for long hikes over rough terrain. Feral hogs & Axis are in limited numbers.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 06, 2024 – Dec 09, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Buck Only; Limit One Buck; Hunt limited to one mature buck ONLY per permit.
Unlimited Exotic Mammals; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Restrictions
Only permitted hunters or permitted supervisors allowed on site during the hunt.
Hunt Method
Compartment; High clearance and/or 4x4 vehicle recommended. Expect that brush will scratch vehicles.
Baiting
Not 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

Elephant Mountain WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Feral hogs and coyotes are in limited numbers
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 29, 2024 – Dec 01, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Buck Only; Limit One Buck; Mule deer buck must have an outside spread of at least 18 inches or one side with two points or less
Unlimited Coyotes; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
One Javelina; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 5
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
Applicants: 455
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Granger PHL

$ 0.00

/adult


All selected hunters must attend a mandatory orientation at Youth hunt Check Station on January 3rd, 2025, 11:00 am at the Granger Checkstation
No standbys available.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 03, 2025 – Jan 05, 2025
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Buck Only; Limit One Buck; 8 Point or Less
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Restrictions
Centerfire rifle .243 or larger, 8 point or less
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Please site rifles in before arriving and bring chairs, shooting sticks, and binoculars.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 4
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

Huntsville SP

$ 0.00

/adult


No ATV/UTV use within park.
No standbys available.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 04, 2024 – Dec 05, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Shotguns with Slugs or Buckshot
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 6
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

James Daughtrey WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


All participants must visibly wear a minimum of 400 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material, with at least 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back and orange headwear.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 16, 2024 – Nov 17, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck; Buck must have 7 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, shooting sticks, and chairs.
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
Applicants: 638
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate:

Kerr WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Carcass Movement Restrictions Will Apply. Exotic mammals are in limited numbers. Mandatory Orientation Will Take Place at 11 AM on the 1st Day of Hunt. Standbys MAY be available, call WMA the week before to check 830-238-4483.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 25, 2024 – Nov 27, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Two white-tailed deer. One antlerless and one buck with at least one unbranched antler -OR- Two Antlerless.
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 15
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
Applicants: 1140
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 46%

Las Palomas WMA - Arroyo Colorado Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Standby will be drawn at 11:00am on the first day of the hunt.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 02, 2024 – Nov 03, 2024
Nov 23, 2024 – Nov 24, 2024
Nov 29, 2024 – Dec 01, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless or One Buck; Buck(s) must have at least one unbranched antler.
One Javelina; Either Sex
Hunt Restrictions
No harvesting bobcats, coyotes, or nilgai.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
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
Applicants: 233
Permits/Groups: 18
Success Rate: 60%

Mason Mountain WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 26, 2024 – Oct 27, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck; Limit One Antlerless or One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Coyotes; Either Sex
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 15
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
Applicants: 472
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 19%

Palo Duro Canyon SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Management Hunt at Canon Cita property of Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 06, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Dec 08, 2024 – Dec 09, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Antlerless Only; Limit One Antlerless; Mature Anterless Mule Deer or Mature White-tailed Deer (either sex)
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting allowed.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 4
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
Applicants: 298
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 100%

Sierra Diablo WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Elk are in limited numbers. Primitive camping is available on the area, no facilities are available. Hunters will be required to attend a hunt orientation at the WMA HQ prior to being assigned hunt compartments.
No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 17, 2024 – Dec 20, 2024
Bag Limit
One Mule Deer; Buck Only; Limit One Buck
One Elk; Either Sex
Unlimited Coyotes; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Compartment; A four-wheel drive vehicle is REQUIRED. Trailers of any type are NOT permitted. Hunter/Blaze orange is required.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 1
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
Applicants: 589
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Yoakum Dunes WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 07, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Bag Limit
Two Mule Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck; Management Buck and Doe
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Guided
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 1
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
Applicants: 729
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Youth Only Javelina

Application Deadline: September 15, 2024

Adult Supervisor (at least 18 years old) required.

Black Gap WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 29, 2024 – Dec 01, 2024
Bag Limit
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Coyotes
Hunt Method
Compartment
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
Applicants: 329
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 57%

Chaparral WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunt goes until end of legal shooting hours on the last day of the hunt period. All participants must visibly wear a minimum of 400 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material, with at least 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back and orange headwear.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 25, 2025 – Jan 26, 2025
Bag Limit
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment; Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds and a chair/stool for youth hunters in blinds.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 15
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
Applicants: 649
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 13%

James Daughtrey WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


All participants must visibly wear a minimum of 400 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material, with at least 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back and orange headwear.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 01, 2025 – Feb 02, 2025
Bag Limit
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Hunt Restrictions
Only youth are permitted to harvest.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Some box blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring shooting sticks, portable blinds, and chairs.
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
Applicants: 710
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 18%

Youth Only Spring Turkey

Application Deadline: November 01, 2024

Adult Supervisor (at least 18 years old) required.

James Daughtrey WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 08, 2025 – Mar 09, 2025
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Restrictions
No baiting allowed. 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 and chairs.
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
Applicants: 943
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 15%

Kerr WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Mandatory Orientation at 11 AM the 1st day of the hunt. Standbys MAY be available, call the WMA office the week before to check 830-238-4483.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 22, 2025 – Mar 23, 2025
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler Only
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not 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
Applicants: 881
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 33%

Matador WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 26, 2025 – Apr 27, 2025
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler or Bearded Hen
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 4
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
Applicants: 485
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate:

Taylor Lakes, Playa Lakes WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 05, 2025 – Apr 06, 2025
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler or Bearded Hen; Limit 1 gobbler or bearded hen
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns Turkey
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 1
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
Applicants: 184
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Private Lands - Antlerless/Spike

Application Deadline: September 01, 2024

These private lands hunts will be administered by the landowner.

Bandera County - The Nature Conservancy

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 24, 2024 – Nov 26, 2024
Jan 10, 2025 – Jan 12, 2025
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Aoudad
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
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
Applicants: 839
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Comal County Ranch - The Nature Conservancy

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 04, 2024 – Dec 06, 2024
Jan 06, 2025 – Jan 08, 2025
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 4
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
Applicants: 259
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Travis County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 07, 2024 – Nov 09, 2024
Nov 11, 2024 – Nov 13, 2024
Nov 14, 2024 – Nov 16, 2024
Nov 18, 2024 – Nov 20, 2024
Nov 21, 2024 – Nov 23, 2024
Dec 02, 2024 – Dec 04, 2024
Dec 05, 2024 – Dec 07, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck; Limit One Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 42
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
Applicants: 528
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Private Lands - Either Sex

Application Deadline: September 01, 2024

These private lands hunts will be administered by the landowner.

Bandera County - The Nature Conservancy

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 04, 2024 – Nov 06, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex
Unlimited Aoudad; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 3
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
Applicants: 1181
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Comal County Ranch - The Nature Conservancy

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 14, 2024 – Nov 16, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Buck Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 2
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
Applicants: 570
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Hopkins County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 05, 2024 – Oct 06, 2024
Oct 12, 2024 – Oct 13, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Buck Only; Buck must have no more than 9 and no less than 4 antler points or have at least one unbranched antler
Hunt Restrictions
October hunt periods are Archery only.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 4
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
Applicants: 421
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Kerr County - Kerrville Schreiner Park

$ 10.00

/adult


Hunters must have an archery endorsement on their license.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 10, 2024 – Dec 12, 2024
Dec 14, 2024 – Dec 16, 2024
Dec 18, 2024 – Dec 20, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; ONE Antlerless White-tailed deer MUST be taken BEFORE a Buck White-tailed deer may be taken, BUT no more than ONE White-tailed deer Buck may be taken per hunter.
Three Exotic Mammals; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 24
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
Applicants: 2109
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

La Salle County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 29, 2024 – Dec 01, 2024
Dec 06, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; One Management Buck (Guide's consent) and One Antlerless
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Unlimited Bobcats
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Guided
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 2
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
Applicants: 660
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Lipscomb County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


The hunt dates will be negotiable between the landowner and the selected hunters for a 2 1/2 day period between listed dates. On site food and lodging available at additional cost.
No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 02, 2024 – Nov 10, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Buck Only
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 2
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
Applicants: 613
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Pecos County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


Application must be in groups of two. This hunt will have a shared bag limited between hunters of a management mule deer OR an antlerless elk. Guides, meals, and lodging provided. Management bucks will typically be lacking at least one of their dichotomous forks and will generally score no more than 140 inches gross on the B&C score system. Be prepared to traverse moderate to arduous terrain on foot.
No standbys available.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 22, 2024 – Nov 24, 2024
Bag Limit
One Mule Deer; Buck Only; Management buck (a buck with forked antlers with no more than 8 antler points greater than 1 inch in length) with the guide's consent to harvest.
Daily Elk Antlerless Only
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles of .270 Caliber with 150 Grain Projectiles or Larger
Hunt Method
Guided
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 4
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
Applicants: 1454
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Travis County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 04, 2024 – Nov 06, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
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
Applicants: 1053
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Private Lands Dove

Application Deadline: August 01, 2024

These private lands hunts will be administered by the landowner and/or outfitter.

South Texas - Texas Wild

$ 10.00

/adult


These are afternoon only hunts. Legal shooting hours are noon to sunset only.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 21, 2024 – Sep 21, 2024
Sep 22, 2024 – Sep 22, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 – Sep 28, 2024
Sep 29, 2024 – Sep 29, 2024
Bag Limit
Daily Dove Bag limits for the Dove Zone in which the hunts take place apply.
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 40
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
Applicants: 627
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Uvalde County - Double L Dove Hunt

$ 10.00

/adult


These are afternoon only hunts. Legal shooting hours are noon to sunset only.
No standbys available.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 21, 2024 – Sep 21, 2024
Sep 22, 2024 – Sep 22, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 – Sep 28, 2024
Sep 29, 2024 – Sep 29, 2024
Oct 12, 2024 – Oct 12, 2024
Oct 13, 2024 – Oct 13, 2024
Bag Limit
Daily Dove Bag limits for the Dove Zone in which the hunts take place apply.
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 30
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
Applicants: 602
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Uvalde County - Mark Roberts Dove Hunts

$ 10.00

/adult


These are afternoon only hunts. Legal shooting hours are noon to sunset only.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 14, 2024 – Sep 14, 2024
Sep 07, 2024 – Sep 07, 2024
Sep 21, 2024 – Sep 21, 2024
Bag Limit
Daily Dove Bag limits for the Dove Zone in which the hunts take place apply.
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 30
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
Applicants: 480
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Wharton County - Waterfowl Specialties

$ 10.00

/adult


These are afternoon only hunts. Legal shooting hours are noon to sunset only.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 02, 2024 – Sep 02, 2024
Sep 06, 2024 – Sep 06, 2024
Sep 07, 2024 – Sep 07, 2024
Sep 08, 2024 – Sep 08, 2024
Bag Limit
Daily Dove Bag limits for the Dove Zone in which the hunts take place apply.
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 40
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
Applicants: 739
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Young County - Wingsport Depot

$ 10.00

/adult


This is an all day hunt. Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise till sunset.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 21, 2024 – Sep 21, 2024
Bag Limit
Daily Dove Bag limits for the Dove Zone in which the hunts take place apply.
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 35
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
Applicants: 406
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Private Lands Feral Hog

Application Deadline: November 01, 2024

These private lands hunts will be administered by the landowner.

Ellis County-Three Curl Outfitters

$ 10.00

/adult


THIS IS A FULLY GUIDED NIGHT-TIME HUNT for groups of hunters. Hunts will begin at 3 PM the first day and end at 9 AM the following morning.
No standbys available.
3 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 24, 2025 – Apr 25, 2025
Apr 26, 2025 – Apr 27, 2025
May 09, 2025 – May 10, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Method
Guided
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
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
Applicants: 389
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

South Texas - Texas Wild

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
2 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 28, 2025 – Mar 02, 2025
Mar 07, 2025 – Mar 09, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 10
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
Applicants: 361
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Private Lands - Pronghorn

Application Deadline: August 15, 2024

These private lands hunts will be administered by the landowner.

Lipscomb and Hemphill County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 01, 2024 – Oct 02, 2024
Bag Limit
One Pronghorn; Buck Only
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Guided
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 1
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
Applicants: 2524
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Lipscomb County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 08, 2024 – Oct 09, 2024
Bag Limit
One Pronghorn; Buck Only
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Guided
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 1
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
Applicants: 1738
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Private Lands Quail

Application Deadline: October 15, 2024

These private lands hunts will be administered by the landowner.

Lipscomb County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 07, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Dec 14, 2024 – Dec 15, 2024
Jan 04, 2025 – Jan 05, 2025
Bag Limit
Daily Quail Established statewide daily bag limit
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 36
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
Applicants: 1263
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

E-Postcard Selection Hunt

E-Postcard Deer

Application Deadline: October 01, 2024

All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply.

Big Lake Bottom WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Mandatory orientation will begin at 12:00 p.m. on the first day of the hunt. Camping is allowed on the area, however, there are no facilities available. Hunt period will end at sunset on the last day. Standby positions MAY be available.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 22, 2024 – Dec 01, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Means Not Allowed
Shotguns with Buckshot
Hunt Restrictions
Travel into the hunting unit will be by foot-traffic, ATV, and UTV only. Width of ATVs and UTVs must not exceed 68". Hunters that do not arrive by the 12:00 p.m. mandatory orientation will forfeit their position.
Hunt Method
Entire Area; The use of ATVs or ORVs is allowed and strongly suggested.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 12
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
Applicants: 1887
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 43%

Caprock Canyons SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Due to the extremely rugged terrain of the park, hunters should be prepared for a very strenuous hunt that may occur during severe winter conditions such as freezing rain or snow. Hunters should be prepared for long distance shots of at least 200 yards. Hunters will have access to 2,400 acres of the park. Hunters must check in deer at designated check-in station. Camping available in main park by reservation.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 15, 2024 – Dec 01, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck; One deer must be antlerless. Antler restrictions will apply to both white-tailed and mule deer bucks.
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Centerfire Rifles
Muzzleloaders
Hunt Restrictions
Vehicular access is restricted to public roadways. Hunters are responsible for driving to their compartment. Compartment access is from high-clearance 4X4 county road. Use of ATVs, UTVs, horses and dogs are prohibited.
Hunt Method
Entire Area; Removal of the harvested animal from portions of the park to the nearest road can be very strenuous because of the terrain and size of the animals. Hunters are responsible for removal of their animals.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 4
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
Applicants: 1984
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 25%

Keechi Creek WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters must attend the mandatory the 12pm orientation. Hunt compartments will be determined at time of orientation. Standby positions may be available.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 01, 2024 – Nov 24, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Legal bucks must have one unbranched antler or a main beam inside spread equal to or greater than 13 inches
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange is required.
Hunt Method
Compartment; ATV/ORV use is allowed and recommended
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 5
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
Applicants: 1859
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate:

Kerr WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Carcass Movement Restrictions Will Apply. Exotic mammals are in limited numbers. Mandatory Orientation Will Take Place at 11 AM on the 1st Day of Hunt. Standbys MAY be available, call the office the week before to confirm 830-238-4483.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 06, 2024 – Dec 11, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck; One (1) Anterless AND One (1) Buck with Main Beam Spread Equal to or Wider than the Ear Tips
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 15
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
Applicants: 2795
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 73%

E-Postcard Dove

Application Deadline: September 01, 2024

Annual Public Hunting Permit ($48) is Required for Adults.

Yoakum Dunes WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


This WMA is located in the Texas Panhandle in Yoakum County, approximately 1 hour southwest of Lubbock.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 14, 2024 – Sep 15, 2024
Sep 21, 2024 – Sep 22, 2024
Bag Limit
Daily Dove Statewide bag and possession limits apply.
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 2
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 693
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

E-Postcard Feral Hog

Application Deadline: November 01, 2024

All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply.

Big Lake Bottom WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Mandatory orientation will begin at 12:00 p.m. on the first day of the hunt. Camping is allowed on the area, however, there are no facilities available. Hunt period will end at sunset on the last day. Standby positions MAY be available.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 28, 2025 – Mar 23, 2025
Mar 28, 2025 – Apr 20, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
Travel into the hunting unit will be by foot-traffic, ATV, and UTV only. Width of ATVs and UTVs must not exceed 68".Hunters that do not arrive by the 12:00 p.m. mandatory orientation will forfeit their position.
Hunt Method
Entire Area; The use of ATVs or ORVs is allowed and strongly suggested.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 50
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
Applicants: 734
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Caddo Lake WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


This hunt only applies to the 835-acre Horse Creek Unit of the Caddo Lake WMA. All hunters must attend a mandatory hunter orientation at 12:00 p.m. on the first day of the hunt. Primitive camping is allowed on the area; there are no facilities available. Hunt period will end at sunset on the last day. Standby positions MAY be available.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 17, 2025 – Jan 27, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Shotguns with Slugs or Buckshot
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange required. Night hunting is prohibited. Hunting with dogs is prohibited. Hunters that do not arrive by 12:00 p.m. for the mandatory hunter orientation will forfeit their position on the hunt. No exceptions will be made.
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 2
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
Applicants: 486
Permits/Groups: 2
Success Rate: 33%

Choke Canyon SP - North Shore Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Boat Access Only - by crossing Choke Canyon Reservoir; see attached brochure for important details. Hunting will be limited to specific areas as identified by staff during orientation. Some adjacent areas accessible only by boat or significant hiking by foot; hunters should take this into consideration before applying for this hunt. Hunt runs concurrently with James E. Daughtrey Hunt. All hunters and standby applicants must attend a mandatory orientation at 11:00 AM at the James E. Daughtrey checkstation on the first day of the hunt. Hunt ends at noon on the last day. Hunters must complete daily electronic on-site registration (eOSR). For more information contact the WMA Field Office at 361-274-3573 or visit the Daughtrey WMA Facebook page.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 08, 2025 – Feb 16, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Muzzleloaders or Shotguns with Slugs
Hunt Restrictions
Note the methods restrictions; no centerfire rifles or pistols allowed. No night hunting. Hunter orange hat and vest is required at all times regardless of hunt method.
Hunt Method
Entire Area; Boats should be large enough to cross Choke Canyon Reservoir in windy conditions. Hunters may access hunt area from a boat at all times throughout the hunt period provided that boats are launched from public boat ramps (refer to hunt brochure).
Baiting
Allowed
Groups
Available: 3
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
Applicants: 621
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate:

Copper Breaks SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Drawn APH Hunters and Standby APH Hunters MUST report to the Park Headquarters for MANDATORY Orientation at 3:00 pm the Friday of the hunt. Before leaving hunters need to check out at the designated checkout station. Hunters must ware blaze orange hats and vests at all times during the hunt.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 17, 2025 – Jan 19, 2025
Jan 31, 2025 – Feb 02, 2025
Feb 07, 2025 – Feb 09, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Predators
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Muzzleloaders
Shotguns with Slugs
Hunt Restrictions
NO ATV's, UTV's, or Equines allowed during the hunt, NO baiting allowed, the removal of habitat to construct temporary blinds is PROHIBITED. The use of hunting dogs is not allowed.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Show up early to scout for game trails, recommended to bring your own pop-up blind, Game hauler cart or backpack.
Baiting
Not 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
Applicants: 380
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Keechi Creek WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


All hunters must attend a mandatory orientation at 12:00 p.m. the first day of the hunt. Camping is allowed on the area, however, there are no facilities available. Hunt period will end at sunset on the last day. Standby positions MAY be available.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 28, 2025 – Mar 23, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
Night hunting is prohibited. Hunting with dogs is prohibited. Hunter orange is required. No latecomers will be accepted. Hunters that do not arrive by the 12:00 p.m. mandatory orientation will forfeit their position on the hunt. No exceptions will be made
Hunt Method
Compartment; Baiting is allowed and hunters may bring portable blinds. The use of ATVs or ORVs is allowed.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
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
Applicants: 712
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 27%

Nannie Stringfellow WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters must attend an 11:00 a.m. mandatory orientation at the Nannie Stringfellow WMA headquarters on the first day of each hunt period. Gates open at 9:00am. For more information call 979/798-8746.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 11, 2025 – Feb 13, 2025
Feb 25, 2025 – Feb 27, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Full Auto rifles prohibited
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; ATVs and ORVs highly recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 46
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
Applicants: 718
Permits/Groups: 46
Success Rate: 32%

Richland Creek WMA - Carl Frentress Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


No latecomers will be accepted on E-postcard Hunts. Hunters that do not arrive by the 10:00 a.m. mandatory orientation will forfeit their position on the hunt. No exceptions will be made. Camping is allowed only in the Carl Frentress Unit campsite. The campsite does not have water or electricity.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 07, 2025 – Mar 30, 2025
Apr 04, 2025 – Apr 27, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange is required. Daylight hunting hours only. Use of dogs is prohibited. Trapping is prohibited. ATV and ORV use is strictly prohibited.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 30
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
Applicants: 846
Permits/Groups: 60
Success Rate: 63%

E-Postcard Feral Hog/Predator

Application Deadline: November 01, 2024

All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply.

James Daughtrey WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


An Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) is required for Standby entries to enter drawing. Hunting will be limited to specific compartments as identified on orientation maps. Some adjacent areas accessible only by boat or significant hiking by foot; not all hunt units have vehicle access; hunters should take this into consideration before applying for this hunt. ATVs and ORVs are prohibited. Hunters must visibly wear a minimum of 400 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material, with at least 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back and orange headwear. All hunters must attend a mandatory orientation at 11:00 AM at the James E. Daughtrey check station on the first day of the hunt. 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.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 08, 2025 – Feb 16, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Muzzleloaders or Shotguns with Slugs
Hunt Restrictions
Hunt ends at noon on the last day. Legal shooting hours only, no night hunting. Note methods restrictions; no centerfire rifles or pistols allowed. Daily Electronic On-Site Registration (eOSR) is required.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds and chairs.
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
Applicants: 972
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 5%

E-Postcard Furbearer/Predator

Application Deadline: November 01, 2024

All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply.

Gus Engeling WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Night hunting is allowed. Any legal means. Take of feral hogs is prohibited. All hunters must attend a mandatory orientation at 12:00 p.m. the first day of the hunt. Hunt period will end at sunset on the last day. Camping is allowed in designated campgrounds. Standby positions MAY be available.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 31, 2025 – Feb 09, 2025
Feb 14, 2025 – Feb 23, 2025
Feb 28, 2025 – Mar 09, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Predators
Unlimited Furbearers
Hunt Restrictions
No latecomers will be accepted. Hunters that do not arrive by the 12:00 p.m. mandatory orientation will forfeit their position on the hunt. No exceptions will be made. Use of ATVs and ORVs is prohibited.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Groups
Available: 24
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
Applicants: 546
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Richland Creek WMA - Trinity Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters must attend a mandatory 12:00 pm orientation to participate. Hunters that do not attend orientation will forfeit their position. Compartments will be assigned at orientation. No additions or substitutions will be permitted to hunt groups after application. Camping is permitted in the Trinity Unit campground, however, campground is primitive with no running water or electricity available.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 07, 2025 – Mar 02, 2025
Mar 07, 2025 – Mar 30, 2025
Apr 04, 2025 – Apr 27, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Coyotes
Unlimited Bobcats
Unlimited Furbearers
Unlimited Predators
Hunt Restrictions
Trapping is not permitted.
Hunt Method
Compartment; ATV or ORV access is allowed.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 75
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
Applicants: 545
Permits/Groups: 24
Success Rate: 61%

E-Postcard Multi-Species

Application Deadline: September 15, 2024

All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply.

Caprock Canyons SP

$ 0.00

/adult


FALCONRY IS THE ONLY LEGAL MEANS FOR THIS HUNT. Falconers must obtain all proper permits and follow all Federal and State regulations regarding falconry and bag limits.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 24, 2025 – Feb 24, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Rabbits/Hares; Either Sex
Daily Quail Either Sex; Follow County Bag Limits
Daily Waterfowl Either Sex; Follow High Plains Daily Bag Limits
Hunt Restrictions
Vehicular access is restricted to public roadways. Falconers are responsible for driving to compartments. Some compartment access is from high-clearance 4X4 county road. Use of atvs, horses & dogs are prohibited. FALCONRY IS THE ONLY LEGAL MEANS.
Hunt Method
Entire Area; Camping is available within the main park. Reservations for campsites may be made online through the Texas Parks and Wildlife website. The park remains open to the public during this hunt.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 20
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
Applicants: 393
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate:

Chaparral WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standby applicants must possess the APH permit to enter the standby drawing. Each group will be assigned a hunt compartment. All legal firearm means are allowed (no archery or crossbow). Legal daylight shooting hours only (no night hunting). All hunters must attend a mandatory orientation at 11:00 am on the first day of the hunt period (Saturday). For more information contact the WMA Field Office at 830-676-3413 or visit the Chaparral WMA Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ChaparralWMA.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 11, 2025 – Jan 13, 2025
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only; Limit One Antlerless
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Daily Quail Statewide bag and possession limits apply.
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Rabbits/Hares
Means Not Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting is allowed for deer, javelina, and hogs. All participants must visibly wear a minimum of 400 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material, with at least 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back and orange headwear.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds and a stool/chair for youth hunters in blinds.
Baiting
Allowed
Groups
Available: 3
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
Applicants: 1243
Permits/Groups: 3
Success Rate: 100%

Guadalupe Delta WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


This hunt will take place on the San Antonio River Unit (Unit 760) of the Guadalupe Delta WMA. Hunters must attend a noon mandatory orientation at the Guadalupe Delta WMA headquarters on the Friday of each hunt period. Hunters may camp on the area however there are no facilities available.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 13, 2024 – Dec 15, 2024
Jan 03, 2025 – Jan 05, 2025
Jan 10, 2025 – Jan 12, 2025
Jan 17, 2025 – Jan 19, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Rabbits/Hares; Either Sex
Unlimited Squirrel; Either Sex
Unlimited Coyotes; Either Sex
Daily Dove Either Sex; May be taken provided these dates fall within the established dove season for Refugio and Victoria Counties.
Daily Waterfowl Either Sex; Daily waterfowl bag and possession limits for South Zone Ducks and Eastern Zone Geese apply.
Daily Other Migratory Game Birds Either Sex; Coot, rail, snipe and gallinlue having an open season during these hunt dates may be taken.
Means Not Allowed
Handguns
Rimfire
Hunt Restrictions
Legal daylight shooting hours only (no night hunting). Hunter orange is required while hunting feral hogs, squirrel, rabbits and hares. Baiting is allowed for feral hogs. Fishing is allowed.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Compartment area is subject to prolonged and extensive flooding. Area does not have all weather access roads. UTV/ATV STRONGLY recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Groups
Available: 4
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
Applicants: 880
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 60%

Keechi Creek WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters must attend mandatory 12pm orientation on the first day of the hunt. Standby positions may be available.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 06, 2024 – Dec 29, 2024
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl
Daily Squirrel
Daily Rabbits/Hares
Only Means Allowed
Airguns
Rimfire
Shotguns
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange is required except when waterfowl hunting.
Hunt Method
Entire Area; ATV/ORV use is reccomended
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
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
Applicants: 871
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 8%

E-Postcard Predator

Application Deadline: November 01, 2024

Annual Public Hunting Permit ($48) is Required for Adults.

Matador WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 07, 2025 – Feb 09, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Coyotes
Means Not Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 2
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 611
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

E-Postcard Quail

Application Deadline: September 15, 2024

All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply.

Big Bend Ranch SP

$ 0.00

/adult


No standby.
No standbys available.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 06, 2025 – Jan 09, 2025
Bag Limit
Daily Quail Statewide bag and possession limits apply.
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Restrictions
Any vehicle with an elevated seat or shooting platform is strictly prohibited. Any ATV or UTV is prohibited in the park.
Hunt Method
Entire Area; It is strongly recommended that hunters have a four-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle to participate in this hunt. All roads in the park interior are rugged and unpaved, and some roads require a four-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 24
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 540
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

James Daughtrey WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Annual Public Hunting Permit required for standbys. Hunting will be limited to specific compartments as identified on orientation maps. Each group will be assigned a hunt compartment. All hunters must coordinate with hunt staff to participate in a mandatory orientation before hunting. Shooting hours are 30 min before sunrise to sunset. For more information read attached Hunt Brochure, contact the WMA Field Office at 361-274-3573, or visit the James Daughtrey WMA Facebook page.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 26, 2024 – Oct 27, 2024
Bag Limit
Daily Quail Statewide bag and possession limits apply to dates listed
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Restrictions
Daily eOSR required (electronic on-site registration). Hunters must visibly wear a minimum of 400 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material, with at least 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back and orange headwear.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 4
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 752
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate:

E-Postcard Squirrel

Application Deadline: September 01, 2024

All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply.

Big Lake Bottom WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Mandatory orientation will begin at 12:00 p.m. on the first day of the hunt. Camping is allowed on the area, however, there are no facilities available. Hunt period will end at sunset on the last day. Standby positions MAY be available.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 31, 2025 – Feb 23, 2025
Bag Limit
Daily Squirrel
Daily Rabbits/Hares
Only Means Allowed
Airguns
Rimfire
Shotguns
Hunt Restrictions
Travel into the hunting unit will be by foot-traffic, ATV, and UTV only. Width of ATVs and UTVs must not exceed 68".Hunters that do not arrive by the 12:00 p.m. mandatory orientation will forfeit their position.
Hunt Method
Entire Area; The use of ATVs or ORVs is allowed and strongly suggested.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 30
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 282
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Gus Engeling WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 01, 2024 – Oct 13, 2024
Nov 22, 2024 – Dec 01, 2024
Dec 20, 2024 – Dec 26, 2024
Dec 27, 2024 – Jan 02, 2025
Jan 03, 2025 – Jan 09, 2025
Jan 10, 2025 – Jan 16, 2025
Jan 17, 2025 – Jan 23, 2025
Jan 24, 2025 – Jan 30, 2025
Bag Limit
Daily Squirrel
Daily Rabbits/Hares
Only Means Allowed
Airguns
Rimfire
Shotguns
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter Orange Required. Use of ATVs and ORVs is prohibited.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 320
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 383
Permits/Groups: 280
Success Rate: 1%

Keechi Creek WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


All hunters must attend a mandatory orientation at 12:00 p.m. the first day of the hunt. Camping is allowed on the area, however, there are no facilities available. Hunt period will end at sunset on the last day. Standby positions MAY be available.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 31, 2025 – Feb 23, 2025
Bag Limit
Daily Squirrel Daily bag limit and possession limit for Leon County apply.
Daily Rabbits/Hares
Only Means Allowed
Airguns
Rimfire
Shotguns
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange is required. No latecomers will be accepted. Hunters that do not arrive by the 12:00 p.m. mandatory orientation will forfeit their position on the hunt. No exceptions will be made.
Hunt Method
Entire Area; The use of ATVs or ORVs is allowed.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 20
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 352
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 100%

Neches River NWR - Rocky Point Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Only shotguns with non-toxic shot or .17/.22 caliber rimfire may be used for small game. No trapping allowed.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 01, 2024 – Oct 14, 2024
Bag Limit
Daily Squirrel Daily bag limit and possession limit for Cherokee County apply.
Unlimited Rabbits/Hares
Unlimited Coyotes
Unlimited Furbearers
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Rimfire
Shotguns
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 9
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 249
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Neches River NWR - Sandy Bluff Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Only shotguns with non-toxic shot or .17/.22 caliber rimfire may be used for small game. No trapping allowed.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 01, 2024 – Oct 14, 2024
Bag Limit
Daily Squirrel Daily bag limit and possession limit for Cherokee County apply.
Unlimited Rabbits/Hares
Unlimited Coyotes
Unlimited Furbearers
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Rimfire
Shotguns
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 13
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 231
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Neches River NWR - Walnut Branch Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Only shotguns with non-toxic shot or .17/.22 caliber rimfire may be used for small game. No trapping allowed.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 01, 2024 – Oct 14, 2024
Bag Limit
Daily Squirrel Daily bag limit and possession limit for Cherokee County apply.
Unlimited Rabbits/Hares
Unlimited Coyotes
Unlimited Furbearers
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Rimfire
Shotguns
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 13
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 233
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

E-Postcard Teal

Application Deadline: September 01, 2024

All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply.

Richland Creek WMA - Carl Frentress Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters should arrive at the RCWMA check station by 2:30 p.m. on the 1st day of the hunt to sign in. Mandatory orientation will begin at 3:00 p.m. Hunters must contact the WMA as soon as possible if they are unable to attend their accepted hunt. Hunters arriving late will forfeit their position on the hunt. No exceptions will be made. No additions or substitutions will be permitted to hunt groups after application.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 13, 2024 – Sep 17, 2024
Sep 20, 2024 – Sep 24, 2024
Sep 27, 2024 – Sep 29, 2024
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Restrictions
The use or possession of exotic or invasive plant materials such as giant cane or bamboo for building blinds or any other use is not permitted on the WMA. Motorized vessels are not permitted.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 15
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 1273
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 100%

E-Postcard Turkey

Application Deadline: November 01, 2024

All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply.

Caddo National Grasslands WMA - Bois d'Arc Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Orientation will be conducted at 3pm on 4/21
No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 22, 2025 – May 14, 2025
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler Only
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment Turkey
Shotguns with Birdshot Turkey
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
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

Moore Plantation WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Mandatory hunter orientation will be held at the check station on the day before the hunt (4/21/2025) at 12 p.m. If unable to attend at this time, an alternate orientation time will need to be scheduled prior to applicants beginning the hunt. If we do not receive confirmation of attendance via email or phone call by April 18, 2025, you will forfeit your position. This hunt is associated with research and will require hunters to be flexible in compartment placement throughout the week. It is also possible that the hunt will occur across the entire area without the use of compartments.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 22, 2025 – Apr 27, 2025
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler Only
Hunt Method
Compartment; Turkey harvest must be reported using the "My Texas Hunt Harvest" app; therefore, hunters are encouraged to download that app prior to arrival.
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 18
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
Applicants: 1846
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Pat Mayse WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Orientation will be conducted at 5pm on 4/21/25
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 22, 2025 – Apr 28, 2025
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler Only
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment Turkey
Shotguns with Birdshot Turkey
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 2
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
Applicants: 1340
Permits/Groups: 2
Success Rate:

E-Postcard Waterfowl

Application Deadline: October 01, 2024

All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply.

Alazan Bayou WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Before hunting drawn hunters must attend the one and only mandatory hunter orientation at Alazan Bayou WMA headquarters at 3:00 pm on the first day of the hunt period. After orientation you will be taken to your hunt area to familiarize yourself and set decoys. Hunting will occur on the 2nd and 3rd days of your hunt period. NOTE: No latecomers will be accepted on E-postcard Waterfowl Hunts. Hunters that do not arrive by the 3:00 p.m. mandatory orientation will forfeit their position on the hunt. No exceptions will be made.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 10, 2025 – Jan 12, 2025
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl Follow daily bag limit for the north zone waterfowl
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Restrictions
Nontoxic shot only
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 4
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 1222
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate: 100%

Copper Breaks SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters and Standby Hunters MUST report to the Park Headquarters for MANDATORY Orientation at 3:00 pm the Friday of the hunt. Before leaving hunters need to check out at the designated checkout station
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 15, 2024 – Nov 17, 2024
Dec 13, 2024 – Dec 15, 2024
Jan 10, 2025 – Jan 12, 2025
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns
Centerfire Rifles Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
NO ATV's, UTV's or Equines are allowed. Shotguns with non-toxic shot are the only legal means for waterfowl. Retrieving dogs are allowed during the hunt only, while in camp retrieving dogs must be kept in a leash and supervised at all times. Must possess
Hunt Method
Compartment; Hunters are recommended to bring pop up blinds or layout blinds.
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 6
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 1021
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Dimmitt Playa, Playa Lakes WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters may possess shotguns only. Buckshot, slugs, and all lead shot are prohibited. Shooting hours correspond to those established by general state regulations for waterfowl.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 02, 2024 – Nov 03, 2024
Nov 09, 2024 – Nov 10, 2024
Nov 16, 2024 – Nov 17, 2024
Nov 23, 2024 – Nov 24, 2024
Nov 30, 2024 – Dec 01, 2024
Jan 11, 2025 – Jan 12, 2025
Jan 18, 2025 – Jan 19, 2025
Jan 25, 2025 – Jan 26, 2025
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl Either Sex; Bag and possess limits for High Plains Mallard, West Goose, and Sandhill Crane Zone A apply.
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Method
Entire Area; This WMA is located in the Texas Panhandle in Castro County, approximately 1 hour southwest of Amarillo. Please do not confuse with Dimmit County in south Texas.
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 8
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 1259
Permits/Groups: 7
Success Rate: 60%

Gus Engeling WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 20, 2024 – Dec 21, 2024
Dec 27, 2024 – Dec 28, 2024
Jan 03, 2025 – Jan 04, 2025
Jan 10, 2025 – Jan 11, 2025
Jan 17, 2025 – Jan 18, 2025
Jan 24, 2025 – Jan 25, 2025
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Restrictions
Shooting hours end at 11:00a.m.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 36
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 1675
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Keechi Creek WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters must attend a mandatory orientation at 12:00 p.m. on the first day of the hunt period. Hunt locations will be determined at the Friday orientation. Waterfowl hunting ends at 11am each day of the hunt. Camping is allowed on the area, however, there are no facilities available. Standby positions MAY be available.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 03, 2025 – Jan 26, 2025
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl Bag and possession limits for North Zone Duck and East Zone Goose apply.
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Restrictions
No latecomers will be accepted.
Hunt Method
Compartment; The use of ATVs or ORVs is allowed.
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 5
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 1492
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate: 67%

Nannie Stringfellow WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters must sign in at the headquarters of the Nannie Stringfellow WMA the morning of the hunt. For more information call 979/798-8746. Duck, goose, rail, snipe, gallinule, sandhill crane, and dove may be taken during these hunts, provided that the season is open for those species.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 08, 2025 – Jan 08, 2025
Jan 15, 2025 – Jan 15, 2025
Jan 22, 2025 – Jan 22, 2025
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl South Zone Waterfowl Hunting Regulations will apply.
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment; ATVs and ORVs highly recommended.
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 18
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 1296
Permits/Groups: 18
Success Rate: 100%

Richland Creek WMA - Carl Frentress Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Only drawn hunt group members will be allowed to hunt. No hunt group members can be added or substituted after application. All hunt group members must attend a mandatory orientation at 3:00 p.m. on the first day of the hunt period. No latecomers will be accepted on E-postcard Waterfowl Hunts. Hunters that do not arrive by the 3:00 p.m. mandatory orientation will forfeit their position on the hunt. No exceptions will be made. Hunt locations will be assigned at the orientation and hunters will be allowed to hunt the Saturday and Sunday mornings following the orientation. Hunt compartments vary in size and are flooded with water depths ranging from 6"-18". Temporary blinds may be erected; however, any man-made material must be removed prior to the end of the hunt. The area exists almost entirely within the Trinity River floodplain and is subject to prolonged periods of extensive flooding that may require cancellation of hunts on short notice.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 08, 2024 – Nov 10, 2024
Nov 22, 2024 – Nov 24, 2024
Dec 06, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Jan 10, 2025 – Jan 12, 2025
Jan 24, 2025 – Jan 26, 2025
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl Bag and possession limit for North Zone Duck apply.
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Restrictions
Shooting hours end at 11 am. No motorized vessels allowed. The use or possession of exotic or invasive plant materials such as giant cane or bamboo for building blinds or any other use is not permitted on the WMA.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 100
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 2451
Permits/Groups: 180
Success Rate: 100%

Richland Creek WMA - Trinity Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Only drawn hunt group members will be allowed to hunt. No hunt group members can be added or substituted after application. All hunt group members must attend a mandatory orientation at 12:00 p.m. on the first day of the hunt period. No latecomers will be accepted on E-postcard Waterfowl Hunts. Hunters that do not arrive by the 12:00 p.m. mandatory orientation will forfeit their position on the hunt. No exceptions will be made. Hunt locations will be assigned at the orientation and hunters will be allowed to hunt the Saturday morning following the orientation. Temporary blinds may be erected; however, any man-made material must be removed prior to the end of the hunt. The area exists almost entirely within the Trinity River floodplain and is subject to prolonged periods of extensive flooding that may require cancellation of hunts on short notice.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 06, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Jan 10, 2025 – Jan 12, 2025
Jan 24, 2025 – Jan 26, 2025
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl Bag and possession limit for North Zone Duck apply.
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Restrictions
Shooting hours end at 11am. No motorized vessels allowed. The use or possession of exotic or invasive plant materials such as giant cane or bamboo for building blinds or any other use is not permitted on the WMA.
Hunt Method
Compartment; ATVs UTVs recommended.
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 18
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 1943
Permits/Groups: 24
Success Rate: 87%

Taylor Lakes, Playa Lakes WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 18, 2025 – Jan 19, 2025
Jan 25, 2025 – Jan 26, 2025
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl Bag and possession limits for High Plains Mallard and West Goose Zones apply.
Daily Sandhill Crane Bag and possession limits for Zone A.
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 2
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 1300
Permits/Groups: 2
Success Rate: 100%

E-Postcard Waterfowl/Pheasant

Application Deadline: October 15, 2024

All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply.

Dimmitt Playa, Playa Lakes WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


High Plains Mallard, Western Goose, Sandhill Crane Zone A bag limits apply. All hunters must possess a valid hunting license and any required stamp endorsements. The APH permit and stamp requirements are waived for persons less than 17 years of age.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 07, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Dec 21, 2024 – Dec 22, 2024
Jan 04, 2025 – Jan 05, 2025
Bag Limit
Daily Pheasant Bag and possession limits for Castro County apply.
Daily Waterfowl Bag and possession limits for High Plains Mallard, West Goose, and Sandhill Crane Zone A apply.
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Restrictions
Hunters must possess shotguns with non-toxic bird shot only. Shooting hours correspond to those established by general state regulations for pheasant and waterfowl.
Hunt Method
Entire Area; This WMA is located in the Texas Panhandle in Castro County, approximately 1 hour southwest of Amarillo. Please do not confuse with Dimmit County in south Texas.
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 3
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 1892
Permits/Groups: 3
Success Rate: 100%

E-Postcard Archery Deer

Application Deadline: September 01, 2024

All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply.

Big Lake Bottom WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Mandatory orientation will begin at 12:00 p.m. on the first day of the hunt. Camping is allowed on the area, however, there are no facilities available. Hunt period will end at sunset on the last day. Standby positions MAY be available.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 27, 2024 – Oct 13, 2024
Nov 01, 2024 – Nov 17, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Legal bucks must have one unbranched antler or a main beam spread equal to or greater than the ear tips.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Restrictions
Travel into the hunting unit will be by foot-traffic, ATV, and UTV only. Width of ATVs and UTVs must not exceed 68".Hunters that do not arrive by the 12:00 p.m. mandatory orientation will forfeit their position. Legal archery equipment only.
Hunt Method
Entire Area; The use of ATVs or ORVs is allowed and strongly suggested.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 40
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
Applicants: 950
Permits/Groups: 150
Success Rate: 19%

Caddo Lake WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


This hunt only applies to the 835-acre Horse Creek Unit of the Caddo Lake WMA. All hunters must attend a mandatory hunter orientation that begins at 3:00 p.m. on the first day of the hunt. Only scouting is allowed on the first day of hunt after the orientation is completed. Shooting hours begin 30 minutes before sunrise on the second day of the hunt. Hunt period will end at noon on the last day. Primitive camping is allowed on the area; there are no facilities available. Standby positions MAY be available.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 01, 2024 – Nov 06, 2024
Nov 15, 2024 – Nov 20, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck; Legal buck must have one unbranched antler or a main beam spread equal to or greater than 13 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Restrictions
Only legal archery equipment may be used. No ATV or ORV allowed. No latecomers will be accepted. Hunters that do not arrive by 3:00 p.m. for the mandatory hunter orientation will forfeit their position on the hunt.
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 8
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
Applicants: 600
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate:

Granger PHL

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters must take at least two (2) does before a buck may be taken. A third doe can be taken, but it must be before you shoot your buck. All selected hunters must attend a mandatory orientation at Postcard Hunter Check Station on October 12, 2024, at 10:00 am. Drawn hunters who do not show up will forfeit their permit and it will be added to the standbys.Standby drawing will take place at Postcard Hunter Check Station on the same day at 10:30 am. For more information call or text 512/925-3787.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 12, 2024 – Dec 29, 2025
Bag Limit
Four White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck(s) must have an inside main beam spread of 13 inches or greater (Limit One) or at least one unbranched antler
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Crossbows
Hunt Restrictions
Hunt areas accessible by hiking, mountain bike (no E-Bike), or boat only.
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 40
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
Applicants: 1653
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Keechi Creek WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


All hunters must attend a mandatory orientation at 12:00 p.m. the first day of the hunt. No latecomers will be accepted. Hunters that do not arrive by the 12:00 p.m. mandatory orientation will forfeit their position on the hunt. Camping is allowed on the area, however, there are no facilities available. Hunt period will end at end of shooting light on the last day. Standby positions MAY be available.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 27, 2024 – Oct 20, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Legal buck must have one unbranched antler or a main beam spread equal to or greater than 13 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Entire Area; The use of ATVs or ORVs is allowed.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
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
Applicants: 786
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 23%

Richland Creek WMA - Carl Frentress Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters arriving late to the mandatory 12:00 p.m. orientation will forfeit their position on the hunt. No exceptions will be made.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 11, 2024 – Oct 20, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Legal bucks must have one unbranched antler or a main beam spread equal to or greater than the ear tips.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Restrictions
ATV and ORV use NOT permitted.
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 15
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
Applicants: 1055
Permits/Groups: 30
Success Rate: 26%

E-Postcard Youth Archery Deer

Application Deadline: September 01, 2024

All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply.

Lake Whitney SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Feral Hogs in limited numbers.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 10, 2025 – Jan 12, 2025
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
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

Mad Island WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Archery proficiency will be checked before the beginning of the hunt. ATV's and UTV's allowed.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 12, 2024 – Oct 13, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Bucks must have inside main beam of 13 inches or greater or at least one unbranched antler
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 4
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
Applicants: 180
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 80%

E-Postcard Youth Deer

Application Deadline: September 15, 2024

All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply.

Big Lake Bottom WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Mandatory orientation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on the first day of the hunt. Camping is allowed on the area, however, there are no facilities available. Hunt period will end at sunset on the last day. Standby positions MAY be available.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 26, 2024 – Oct 27, 2024
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Legal bucks must have one unbranched antler or a main beam spread equal to or greater than the ear tips.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Means Not Allowed
Shotguns with Buckshot
Hunt Restrictions
Travel into the hunting unit will be by foot-traffic, ATV, and UTV only. Width of ATVs and UTVs must not exceed 68". Hunters that do not arrive by the 9:00 a.m. mandatory orientation will forfeit their position.
Hunt Method
Entire Area; The use of ATVs or ORVs is allowed and strongly suggested.
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
Applicants: 232
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 50%

Caddo Lake WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


This hunt only applies to the 835-acre Horse Creek Unit of the Caddo Lake WMA. All hunters must attend a mandatory hunter orientation that begins at 10:00 a.m. on the first day of the hunt. Shooting hours begin 30 minutes before sunrise on the second day of the hunt. Hunt period will end at legal shooting hours on the last day. Primitive camping is allowed on the area; there are no facilities available. Standby positions MAY be available.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 09, 2024 – Nov 10, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; A legal buck must have a main beam spread equal to or wider than the ear tips or with at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Muzzleloaders .40 Caliber or Larger
Hunt Restrictions
No ATV or ORV allowed. No latecomers will be accepted. Hunters that do not arrive by 10:00 a.m. for the mandatory hunter orientation will forfeit their position on the hunt.
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 4
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
Applicants: 189
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate:

Mad Island WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


ATV's and UTV's allowed
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 19, 2024 – Oct 20, 2024
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Bucks must have inside beam spread of 13 inches or greater or at least one unbranched antler
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles with Mounted Scopes
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 6
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
Applicants: 400
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 63%

E-Postcard-Youth Deer Antlerless/Spike

Application Deadline: October 15, 2024

Annual Public Hunting Permit ($48) Required for the Supervising Adults.

Palmetto SP

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 14, 2024 – Dec 15, 2024
Bag Limit
Three Deer; Antlerless Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Muzzleloaders or Shotguns with Slugs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 4
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
Applicants: 295
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 75%

E-Postcard Youth/Adult Feral Hog

Application Deadline: November 01, 2024

Group must include at least 1 youth (under 17 years old). All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply.

Nannie Stringfellow WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters must attend an 11:00 a.m. mandatory orientation at the Nannie Stringfellow WMA headquarters on the first day of the hunt period. Gates open at 9:00 A.M. For more information call 979/798-8746.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 01, 2025 – Feb 02, 2025
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
The number of adults on the application may not exceed the number of youth.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; ATVs and ORVs highly recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 46
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
Applicants: 428
Permits/Groups: 46
Success Rate: 7%

E-Postcard Youth/Adult Waterfowl

Application Deadline: November 01, 2024

Group must include at least 1 youth (under 17 years old). All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply.

Richland Creek WMA - Carl Frentress Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Only drawn hunt group members will be allowed to hunt. No hunt group members can be added or substituted after application. All hunt group members must attend a mandatory orientation at 3:00 p.m. on the first day of the hunt period. No latecomers will be accepted on E-postcard Waterfowl Hunts. Hunters that do not arrive by the 3:00 p.m. mandatory orientation will forfeit their position on the hunt. No exceptions will be made. Hunt locations will be assigned at the orientation and hunters will be allowed to hunt the Saturday morning following the orientation. Hunt compartments vary in size and are flooded with water depths ranging from 6"-18". Temporary blinds may be erected; however, any man-made material must be removed prior to the end of the hunt. The area exists almost entirely within the Trinity River floodplain and is subject to prolonged periods of extensive flooding that may require cancellation of hunts on short notice.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 20, 2024 – Dec 22, 2024
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl North Zone Daily Bag Limits Apply
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Restrictions
Shooting hours end at 11 am. No motorized vessels allowed. The use or possession of exotic or invasive plant materials such as giant cane or bamboo for building blinds or any other use is not permitted on the WMA.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 20
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
Applicants: 629
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 100%

Richland Creek WMA - Trinity Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Only drawn hunt group members will be allowed to hunt. No hunt group members can be added or substituted after application. All hunt group members must attend a mandatory orientation at 12:00 p.m. on the first day of the hunt period. No latecomers will be accepted on E-postcard Waterfowl Hunts. Hunters that do not arrive by the 12:00 p.m. mandatory orientation will forfeit their position on the hunt. No exceptions will be made. Hunt locations will be assigned at the orientation and hunters will be allowed to hunt the Saturday morning following the orientation. Temporary blinds may be erected; however, any man-made material must be removed prior to the end of the hunt. The area exists almost entirely within the Trinity River floodplain and is subject to prolonged periods of extensive flooding that may require cancellation of hunts on short notice.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 20, 2024 – Dec 22, 2024
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Restrictions
Shooting hours end at 11am. No motorized vessels allowed. The use or possession of exotic or invasive plant materials such as giant cane or bamboo for building blinds or any other use is not permitted on the WMA.
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not 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
Applicants: 509
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 94%

Taylor Lakes, Playa Lakes WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 07, 2024 – Dec 08, 2024
Dec 21, 2024 – Dec 22, 2024
Jan 04, 2025 – Jan 05, 2025
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl Bag and possession limits for High Plains Mallard and West Goose Zones apply.
Daily Dove Bag and possession limits for North Zone Dove apply.
Daily Quail Statewide bag and possession limits apply.
Unlimited Rabbits/Hares
Daily Sandhill Crane Bag and possession limits for Zone A
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 3
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
Applicants: 443
Permits/Groups: 3
Success Rate: 83%

US Forest Service Anterless Deer Permits

USFS Antlerless Deer Permit - Adult

Application Deadline: September 15, 2024

Current mailing address on account required to receive permit. Annual Public Hunting Permit ($48) required to apply. Limit 1 application per category.

Alabama Creek WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Winners will be mailed deer tags mid October.
No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 02, 2024 – Jan 05, 2025
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 65
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Adult Only
Adult minimum age: 17
Last Year
Applicants: 433
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Bannister WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Winners will be mailed deer tags mid October.
No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 02, 2024 – Jan 05, 2025
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 170
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Adult Only
Adult minimum age: 17
Last Year
Applicants: 277
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Caddo National Grasslands WMA - Bois d'Arc Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 02, 2024 – Jan 05, 2025
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only; Limit One Antlerless; Antlerless
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 75
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Adult Only
Adult minimum age: 17
Last Year
Applicants: 454
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Caddo National Grasslands WMA - Ladonia Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 02, 2024 – Jan 05, 2025
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only; Limit One Antlerless; Antlerless
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 25
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Adult Only
Adult minimum age: 17

Moore Plantation WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Winners will be mailed deer tags mid October.
No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 02, 2024 – Jan 05, 2025
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 170
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Adult Only
Adult minimum age: 17
Last Year
Applicants: 365
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Sam Houston National Forest WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Winners will be mailed deer tags mid October.
No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 02, 2024 – Jan 05, 2025
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 510
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Adult Only
Adult minimum age: 17
Last Year
Applicants: 1702
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

USFS Antlerless Deer Permit - Youth

Application Deadline: September 15, 2024

Current mailing address on account required to receive permit. Limit 1 application per category.

Alabama Creek WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Winners will be mailed deer tags mid October.
No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 02, 2024 – Jan 05, 2025
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 10
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 1-16
Adult minimum age:
Supervising adult minimum age:
Last Year
Applicants: 75
Permits/Groups:
Success Rate:

Bannister WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Winners will be mailed deer tags mid Octob