Special Permit Hunts

Alligator

Application Deadline: August 01, 2022

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 12, 2022 – Sep 13, 2022
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: 1186
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 73%

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 13, 2022 – Sep 15, 2022
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.
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: 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: 1200
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate:

J.D. Murphree WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 11, 2022 – Sep 12, 2022
Sep 12, 2022 – Sep 13, 2022
Sep 13, 2022 – Sep 14, 2022
Sep 14, 2022 – Sep 15, 2022
Sep 15, 2022 – Sep 16, 2022
Sep 16, 2022 – Sep 17, 2022
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: 1897
Permits/Groups: 150
Success Rate: 63%

James Daughtrey WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


There is an additional $126.00 tagging fee for commercial sale of harvested alligators. No tagging fee required for personal use.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 12, 2022 – Sep 16, 2022
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; Properly equipped permitted hunters should report to the WMA headquarters by 11:00 AM on the first day of their assigned hunt period. Hunters are highly encouraged to bring boats. Shotguns should be used to dispatch alligators secured to a bait line
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: 1568
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate: 60%

Mad Island WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 13, 2022 – Sep 15, 2022
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: 1281
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate:

Alligator Management

Application Deadline: August 01, 2022

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 14, 2022 – Sep 15, 2022
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: 1260
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 100%

Exotic

Application Deadline: November 01, 2022

Caprock Canyons SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Because of 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 13, 2022 – Dec 16, 2022
Bag Limit
Unlimited Aoudad; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles Exotic Mammals
Centerfire Rifles 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 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: 4024
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate:

Devil's Sinkhole SNA

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 06, 2023 – Jan 08, 2023
Bag Limit
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not 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

Devils River SNA - Del Norte Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Limited road access inside compartments. Be prepared for long hikes over rough terrain. Feral hogs are in limited numbers.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 20, 2023 – Jan 23, 2023
Jan 27, 2023 – Jan 30, 2023
Bag Limit
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
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: 28
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: 6163
Permits/Groups: 28
Success Rate: 83%

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 10, 2023 – Jan 12, 2023
Jan 12, 2023 – Jan 14, 2023
Bag Limit
Unlimited Axis Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Fork Antlered Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
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: 7622
Permits/Groups: 40
Success Rate: 13%

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 07, 2022 – Dec 09, 2022
Dec 10, 2022 – Dec 12, 2022
Dec 13, 2022 – Dec 15, 2022
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: 4084
Permits/Groups: 24
Success Rate: 37%

Powderhorn WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 07, 2023 – Feb 10, 2023
Dec 05, 2022 – Dec 08, 2022
Bag Limit
One Sambar Deer; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
One Axis Deer; Either Sex
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 32
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: 10063
Permits/Groups: 36
Success Rate: 61%

South Llano River SP

$ 3.00

/adult


This park will be experiencing capital improvement construction throughout the 2022-2023 hunting season. Blinds in or near construction will not be used, but the full impacts on success of hunts is unknown at this time.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 09, 2023 – Jan 12, 2023
Jan 23, 2023 – Jan 26, 2023
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 Method
Assigned Blind; Corn must be in original container, and marked as having 30 ppb aflotoxin or less.
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: 8939
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 60%

Feral Hog

Application Deadline: November 01, 2022

Gene Howe WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 27, 2023 – Mar 03, 2023
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

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 07, 2023 – Feb 09, 2023
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Means Not Allowed
Handguns
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; ATVs and ORVs 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: 872
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 50%

Justin Hurst WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 20, 2023 – Feb 22, 2023
Mar 06, 2023 – Mar 08, 2023
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; WMA has poorly drained soils: Insect repellent and rubber boots are highly recommended. ATVs and ORVs are allowed and highly recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 42
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: 40
Success Rate: 43%

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 half hour before the Orientation start time. Orientation starts at 9 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 25, 2023 – Jan 27, 2023
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles 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: 701
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate: 25%

Mad Island WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 21, 2023 – Mar 23, 2023
Apr 04, 2023 – Apr 06, 2023
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: 677
Permits/Groups: 48
Success Rate: 37%

Matador WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 13, 2023 – Mar 17, 2023
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: 539
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 50%

Sea Rim SP

$ 3.00

/adult


This hunt has extended daily hunt times. Hunters can hunt feral hogs until 10 PM, 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 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 11, 2023 – Jan 13, 2023
Jan 25, 2023 – Jan 27, 2023
Feb 08, 2023 – Feb 10, 2023
Feb 22, 2023 – Feb 24, 2023
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: 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: 378
Permits/Groups: 80
Success Rate:

Gun Deer - Antlerless/Spike

Application Deadline: September 15, 2022

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 04, 2023 – Jan 06, 2023
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 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: 1645
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 39%

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 09, 2022 – Nov 11, 2022
Dec 05, 2022 – Dec 07, 2022
Dec 07, 2022 – Dec 09, 2022
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Aoudad; Either Sex
Unlimited Exotic Mammals; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Restrictions
Baiting is allowed; only processed feeds, such as horse and mule sweet feed, will be allowed. Corn is no longer acceptable. Only drawn hunters will be allowed in the park during the hunt.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds. There are temporary blinds made with cattle panels and t-posts that you can stack cedar limbs against and use for cover if you do not have a portable blind.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 75
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: 1934
Permits/Groups: 50
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, 2022 – Dec 02, 2022
Dec 17, 2022 – Dec 19, 2022
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: 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: 257
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 18%

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 03, 2022 – Dec 04, 2022
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
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. Also, to a bring portable pop up blind, Game 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: 234
Permits/Groups: 1
Success Rate:

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 08, 2022 – Nov 11, 2022
Jan 31, 2023 – Feb 03, 2023
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: 2119
Permits/Groups: 30
Success Rate: 56%

Fairfield Lake SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 02, 2023 – Jan 04, 2023
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Shotguns with Slugs
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: 1406
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate:

Gene Howe WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 28, 2022 – Dec 02, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Means Not Allowed
Shotguns
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

Gus Engeling WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 29, 2022 – Dec 01, 2022
Dec 06, 2022 – Dec 08, 2022
Dec 13, 2022 – Dec 15, 2022
Dec 20, 2022 – Dec 22, 2022
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: 160
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: 514
Permits/Groups: 135
Success Rate: 17%

Hill Country SNA

$ 3.00

/adult


Exotic Mammals are in limited numbers.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 07, 2022 – Nov 09, 2022
Dec 05, 2022 – Dec 07, 2022
Jan 16, 2023 – Jan 18, 2023
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
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: 1814
Permits/Groups: 64
Success Rate: 24%

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 13, 2022 – Dec 15, 2022
Dec 20, 2022 – Dec 22, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
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: 1465
Permits/Groups: 14
Success Rate:

Lake Brownwood SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Orientation and check-in will take place at the park headquarters, 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 09, 2023 – Jan 11, 2023
Jan 11, 2023 – Jan 13, 2023
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck; Limit Two Bucks
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Centerfire Rifles
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: 842
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 100%

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 half 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 14, 2022 – Dec 16, 2022
Jan 18, 2023 – Jan 20, 2023
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns with Slugs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Hunters may bring portable blinds however use will be at hunt coordinator's discretion. Hunters will be taken to and from blinds by Department staff.
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: 627
Permits/Groups: 14
Success Rate: 64%

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 half 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 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 25, 2023 – Jan 27, 2023
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns with Slugs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Hunters may bring portable blinds however use will be at hunt coordinator's discretion. Hunters will be taken to and from blinds by Department staff.
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: 474
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 75%

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 05, 2022 – Dec 07, 2022
Dec 07, 2022 – Dec 09, 2022
Jan 09, 2023 – Jan 11, 2023
Jan 11, 2023 – Jan 13, 2023
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: 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: 558
Permits/Groups: 40
Success Rate: 61%

Lost Maples SNA

$ 3.00

/adult


Hunters should bring portable blinds and chairs since blinds are not provided within compartments. Extensive 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 09, 2023 – Jan 11, 2023
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
Compartment; 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. The hunt ends at 10:00 am
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

Mason Mountain WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 13, 2022 – Dec 15, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Spike Buck; Buck must have at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Coyotes; Either Sex
Hunt Method
Compartment
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: 1270
Permits/Groups: 52
Success Rate: 56%

Matador WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 07, 2022 – Dec 11, 2022
Dec 17, 2022 – Dec 21, 2022
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Means Not Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not 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: 462
Permits/Groups: 30
Success Rate: 51%

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 06, 2022 – Dec 08, 2022
Bag Limit
Two 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: 683
Permits/Groups: 23
Success Rate: 33%

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
Nov 15, 2022 – Nov 17, 2022
Jan 17, 2023 – Jan 19, 2023
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 .243 or Larger
Hunt Restrictions
Commercially packaged deer corn 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
Last Year
Applicants: 1816
Permits/Groups: 24
Success Rate: 74%

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 15, 2022 – Nov 17, 2022
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

Richland Creek WMA - Trinity Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby hunters wishing to participate in hunts by special permit must report to the Richland Creek WMA office no later than 10:30 a.m. on the first day of each scheduled hunt. Standby drawings will occur promptly at 11:00 a.m.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 15, 2022 – Nov 17, 2022
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: 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

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. Standby positions may be available. Call park to confirm.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 08, 2022 – Nov 10, 2022
Bag Limit
Four White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck; Limit One Spike Buck
One Javelina
Unlimited Feral Hogs
One Exotic Mammals
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: 1195
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 77%

Seminole Canyon SP / HS

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 09, 2023 – Jan 13, 2023
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: 227
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate:

South Llano River SP

$ 3.00

/adult


This park will be experiencing capital improvement construction throughout the 2022-2023 hunting season. Blinds in or near construction will not be used, but the full impacts on success of hunts is unknown at this time.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 08, 2022 – Nov 10, 2022
Dec 06, 2022 – Dec 08, 2022
Dec 20, 2022 – Dec 22, 2022
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 Method
Assigned Blind; Corn must be labeled as containing less than 30 ppb aflotoxin, and in it's original container.
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: 3714
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 85%

Gun Deer - Either Sex

Application Deadline: September 15, 2022

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 06, 2022 – Dec 08, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
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: 1559
Permits/Groups: 6
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 05, 2022 – Nov 09, 2022
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
Rimfire
Shotguns with Buckshot
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: 787
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 67%

Albert & Bessie Kronkosky SNA

$ 3.00

/adult


Due to rough, rocky roads a high clearance 4WD vehicle is highly recommended. No camping available on site. Blind and feeder will be assigned on first day.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 04, 2022 – Nov 06, 2022
Nov 25, 2022 – Nov 27, 2022
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; One Buck, Two Doe
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Extra baiting with corn or Alfalfa only.
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: 2100
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 11%

Atlanta SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 06, 2022 – Dec 08, 2022
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit Two Antlerless and One Buck; Limit three antlerless or Limit two 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: 648
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 65%

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 15, 2022 – Nov 17, 2022
Dec 13, 2022 – Dec 15, 2022
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: 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: 2552
Permits/Groups: 60
Success Rate: 50%

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 12, 2022 – Dec 16, 2022
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 Method
Compartment; Some permanent blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged bring portable blinds and chairs.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 26
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: 5842
Permits/Groups: 26
Success Rate: 26%

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 03, 2023 – Jan 06, 2023
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Buck Only; One buck must have an inside main beam spread wider than the ear tips with a minimum spread of at least 14 inches (Limit 1); and one buck must have 7 or fewer antler points with an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange vest and headwear is required for all participants, regardless of hunt method.
Hunt Method
Compartment; No blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds and chairs.
Baiting
Allowed
Groups
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: 1018
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate:

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 03, 2022 – Dec 04, 2022
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
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: 562
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 06, 2022 – Dec 09, 2022
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: 3931
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 79%

Fort Boggy SP

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 05, 2022 – Dec 09, 2022
Dec 19, 2022 – Dec 23, 2022
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: 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: 675
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate:

Gene Howe WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 14, 2022 – Nov 18, 2022
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 wider than the ear tips with a minimum spread of at least 14 inches.
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: 1071
Permits/Groups: 8
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 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 06, 2022 – Dec 08, 2022
Jan 03, 2023 – Jan 05, 2023
Jan 10, 2023 – Jan 12, 2023
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
Means Not Allowed
Shotguns with Buckshot
Hunt Method
Compartment; Most 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: 1899
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 48%

Guadalupe River SP

$ 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. Orientation begins at 10:00 AM at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center at Guadalupe River State Park. The hunt ends at 10:00 AM on the last 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.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 06, 2023 – Jan 08, 2023
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 Method
Assigned Blind; Blinds are either wooden box blinds with a sliding wooden bench that can be removed in lieu of folding chairs that you must provide, or pop-up hunting blind (you provide chair).
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: 2852
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 50%

Guadalupe River SP - Bauer Unit

$ 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. Orientation begins at 10:00 AM at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center at Guadalupe River State Park. The hunt ends at 10:00 AM on the last 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.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 06, 2023 – Jan 08, 2023
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 Method
Assigned Blind; Blinds are either wooden box blinds with a sliding wooden bench that can be removed in lieu of folding chairs that you must provide, or pop-up hunting blind (you provide chair).
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: 2163
Permits/Groups: 4
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 02, 2022 – Nov 06, 2022
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: 1201
Permits/Groups: 35
Success Rate: 31%

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. Orientation begins at 10:00 AM at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center at Guadalupe River State Park. The hunt ends at 10:00 AM on the last 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.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 06, 2023 – Jan 08, 2023
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 Method
Assigned Blind; Blinds are either wooden box blinds with a sliding wooden bench that can be removed in lieu of folding chairs that you must provide, or pop-up hunting blind (you provide chair).
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: 1859
Permits/Groups: 3
Success Rate: 67%

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 29, 2022 – Dec 01, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Fork Antlered Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
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: 2455
Permits/Groups: 7
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
Jan 03, 2023 – Jan 06, 2023
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Buck Only; One buck must have an inside main beam spread wider than the ear tips with a minimum spread of at least 14 inches (Limit 1); and one buck must have 7 or fewer antler points with an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Hunt Method
Compartment; Some box blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds 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: 2327
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 21%

Kerr WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Exotic Mammals are in limited numbers. Mandatory Orientation Will Take Place at 11 AM on the 1st Day of Hunt.
No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 08, 2022 – Nov 10, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck; One (1) antlerless AND One (1) buck with an inside main beam spread equal to or wider than the ear tips
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Groups
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: 2625
Permits/Groups: 7
Success Rate: 85%

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 14, 2022 – Dec 16, 2022
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 safe locations and cannot be moved or re-positioned. Walking in the unit area is strictly prohibited. Hunter Orange regulations are in effect.
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Each hunter should bring a flashlight, drinking water and foul weather gear.
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: 1663
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 50%

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 06, 2023 – Jan 08, 2023
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: 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: 550
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 25%

Matador WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 07, 2022 – Nov 11, 2022
Nov 14, 2022 – Nov 18, 2022
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.
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: 1970
Permits/Groups: 16
Success Rate: 44%

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 14, 2022 – Nov 16, 2022
Nov 28, 2022 – Nov 30, 2022
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: 1339
Permits/Groups: 40
Success Rate: 63%

Old Sabine Bottom 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 05, 2022 – Nov 07, 2022
Dec 07, 2022 – Dec 09, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; 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 .45 Caliber or Larger
Hunt Method
Compartment; ATVs, ORVs, or boats encouraged depending on river conditions. Call ahead for more information. (903/881-8233)
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 50
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: 634
Permits/Groups: 50
Success Rate: 15%

Pat Mayse WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 12, 2022 – Nov 14, 2022
Nov 19, 2022 – Nov 21, 2022
Dec 03, 2022 – Dec 05, 2022
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: 554
Permits/Groups: 60
Success Rate: 21%

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.
No standbys available.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 14, 2022 – Nov 17, 2022
Jan 16, 2023 – Jan 19, 2023
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 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: 1644
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 50%

Powderhorn WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 12, 2022 – Dec 15, 2022
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
One Sambar Deer; Either Sex
One Axis Deer; Either Sex
Hunt Method
Compartment
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: 5099
Permits/Groups: 18
Success Rate: 72%

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
Nov 02, 2022 – Nov 06, 2022
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: 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
Last Year
Applicants: 1035
Permits/Groups: 25
Success Rate: 54%

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. Standby positions may be available. Call park to confirm.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 13, 2022 – Dec 15, 2022
Bag Limit
Four White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit Two Bucks; Limit one fork antlerled buck
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
One Exotic Mammals
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: 2664
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 57%

Seminole Canyon SP / HS

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 05, 2022 – Dec 09, 2022
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: 727
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate:

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 05, 2022 – Nov 07, 2022
Nov 16, 2022 – Nov 18, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; 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: 36
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: 465
Permits/Groups: 36
Success Rate: 38%

Gun Deer - Management

Application Deadline: September 15, 2022

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
Nov 21, 2022 – Nov 23, 2022
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and Two Bucks OR Two Antlerless and One Buck; Bucks must have 7 or fewer antler points and an inside main beam spread of at least 14 inches; or bucks must have one unbranched antler.
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: 26
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: 2114
Permits/Groups: 26
Success Rate: 50%

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 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 29, 2022 – Dec 01, 2022
Dec 06, 2022 – Dec 08, 2022
Dec 13, 2022 – Dec 15, 2022
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
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange vest and headwear is required for all participants, regardless of hunt method.
Hunt Method
Compartment; No blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds and chairs.
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: 900
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 23%

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 29, 2022 – Dec 01, 2022
Dec 06, 2022 – Dec 08, 2022
Bag Limit
Three 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
Hunt Restrictions
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 28th - 10:00PM Dec 1st and 5:00PM Dec 5th - 10:00PM Dec 8th.
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: 773
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 2 to 10:00PM January 6.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 03, 2023 – Jan 06, 2023
Bag Limit
Four White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit Two Antlerless and Two Bucks; Bucks must have 7 or fewer antler points and an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches, or have at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange vest and headwear is required for all hunters and participants on this hunt, regardless of hunt method.
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: 1124
Permits/Groups: 3
Success Rate: 67%

Devils River SNA - Del Norte Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Limited road access inside compartments. Be prepared for long hikes over rough terrain. Feral hogs are in limited numbers.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 16, 2022 – Dec 19, 2022
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

Elephant Mountain WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Guided management hunt on top of Elephant Mountain for either sex mule deer.
No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 09, 2022 – Nov 11, 2022
Nov 30, 2022 – Dec 02, 2022
Jan 04, 2023 – Jan 06, 2023
Bag Limit
Four White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Either Sex; Limit Two Bucks
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Guided
Baiting
Not 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: 1398
Permits/Groups: 2
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 29, 2022 – Dec 01, 2022
Dec 06, 2022 – Dec 08, 2022
Dec 13, 2022 – Dec 15, 2022
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: 1438
Permits/Groups: 30
Success Rate: 40%

Kerr WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Spike buck is defined as having at least one unbranched antler. 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 to check 830-238-4483.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 13, 2022 – Dec 15, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Spike Buck; Limit One Spike Buck and One Antlerless 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: 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: 2265
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 89%

Mason Mountain WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 15, 2022 – Nov 18, 2022
Nov 29, 2022 – Dec 02, 2022
Bag Limit
Two 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: 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: 1467
Permits/Groups: 40
Success Rate: 25%

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 08, 2022 – Nov 10, 2022
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: 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: 606
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 89%

Roger Fawcett WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys will be drawn 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 06, 2022 – Dec 08, 2022
Bag Limit
One Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck; Spike bucks must have at least one unbranched antler
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 or Compartment
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: 1518
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 17%

Stephen F. Austin SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 06, 2022 – Dec 08, 2022
Jan 10, 2023 – Jan 12, 2023
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 or Compartment
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

Javelina

Application Deadline: August 15, 2022

Black Gap WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 05, 2022 – Dec 07, 2022
Bag Limit
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Coyotes
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not 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: 363
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate:

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
Feb 10, 2023 – Feb 12, 2023
Feb 24, 2023 – Feb 26, 2023
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: 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: 1157
Permits/Groups: 60
Success Rate: 29%

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 07, 2023 – Feb 09, 2023
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.
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: 350
Permits/Groups: 2
Success Rate: 100%

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 01, 2022 – Oct 04, 2022
Oct 05, 2022 – Oct 08, 2022
Oct 09, 2022 – Oct 12, 2022
Oct 13, 2022 – Oct 16, 2022
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: 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: 413
Permits/Groups: 16
Success Rate: 10%

Elephant Mountain WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Feral hogs and coyotes are in limited numbers.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 05, 2022 – Dec 07, 2022
Bag Limit
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
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: 350
Permits/Groups: 8
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 07, 2023 – Feb 09, 2023
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: 757
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 28%

Las Palomas WMA - Longoria Unit

$ 3.00

/adult


Standby will be drawn at 11:00am on the first day of the hunt. Feral hogs are extremely low in numbers.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 14, 2023 – Jan 15, 2023
Jan 21, 2023 – Jan 22, 2023
Bag Limit
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
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: 455
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 50%

Gun Mule Deer

Application Deadline: October 15, 2022

Big Bend Ranch SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Feral hogs are in limited numbers. No standby.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 05, 2022 – Dec 08, 2023
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: $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: 6471
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 64%

Black Gap WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 27, 2022 – Dec 30, 2022
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: 5333
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 63%

Caprock Canyons SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Because of 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.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 06, 2022 – Dec 09, 2022
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Either Sex; 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.
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: 4606
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate:

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 19, 2022 – Dec 22, 2022
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: 4383
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate:

Gene Howe WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


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.
No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 05, 2022 – Dec 09, 2022
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Buck Only; Limit One Buck; 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. 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
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

Matador WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 12, 2022 – Dec 16, 2022
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: 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: 5920
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 50%

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 03, 2023 – Jan 06, 2023
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: 5570
Permits/Groups: 2
Success Rate:

Yoakum Dunes WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 05, 2022 – Dec 09, 2022
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: 3310
Permits/Groups: 1
Success Rate: 100%

Pronghorn

Application Deadline: August 15, 2022

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
Oct 01, 2022 – Oct 16, 2022
Bag Limit
One Pronghorn; Buck Only
Means Not Allowed
Handguns
Shotguns
Hunt Method
Entire Area
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: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 8952
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate:

Spring Turkey

Application Deadline: November 01, 2022

Gene Howe WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 11, 2023 – Apr 13, 2023
Apr 18, 2023 – Apr 20, 2023
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: 524
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 17%

James Daughtrey WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 21, 2023 – Mar 23, 2023
Mar 28, 2023 – Mar 30, 2023
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: 1247
Permits/Groups: 24
Success Rate: 13%

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 830-238-4483 for availability.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 04, 2023 – Apr 06, 2023
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: 1464
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 30%

Mason Mountain WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 25, 2023 – Apr 27, 2023
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

Matador WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 19, 2023 – Apr 21, 2023
Apr 24, 2023 – Apr 26, 2023
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: 670
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 7%

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 04, 2023 – Apr 06, 2023
Apr 11, 2023 – Apr 13, 2023
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: 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: 495
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 67%

Pat Mayse WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 22, 2023 – Apr 24, 2023
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler Only
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Shotguns with Birdshot
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: 416
Permits/Groups: 3
Success Rate:

Powderhorn WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 04, 2023 – Apr 06, 2023
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns Turkey
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not 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: 1494
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate: 60%

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 04, 2023 – Apr 06, 2023
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler Only
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Shotguns Turkey
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: 596
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. Standby positions may be available. Call park to confirm.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 07, 2023 – Apr 09, 2023
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: 908
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 18%

Archery Deer

Application Deadline: August 15, 2022

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 06, 2022 – Dec 08, 2022
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: 894
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 20%

Chaparral WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 29, 2022 – Dec 02, 2022
Dec 06, 2022 – Dec 09, 2022
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and Two Bucks OR Two Antlerless and One Buck; 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
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Compartment; Hunters are strongly encouraged to bring portable blinds and chairs.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 80
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: 3035
Permits/Groups: 80
Success Rate: 9%

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 28, 2022 – Dec 31, 2022
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit Two Bucks; One buck must have an inside main beam spread wider than the ear tips with a minimum spread of at least 14 inches (Limit 1); and one buck must have 8 or fewer antler points with an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches.
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
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: 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: 492
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate:

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 18, 2022 – Oct 21, 2022
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: 2260
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 55%

Fort Boggy SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Hunters may bring portable blinds. Use of ATVs allowed.
No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 07, 2022 – Nov 11, 2022
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
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: 459
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate:

Garner SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 05, 2022 – Dec 09, 2022
Jan 23, 2023 – Jan 27, 2023
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Either Sex
Three Axis Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Fork Antlered Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Hunt Method
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

Gene Howe WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 24, 2022 – Oct 28, 2022
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 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 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: 388
Permits/Groups: 3
Success Rate: 50%

Government Canyon SNA

$ 3.00

/adult


Exotic mammals are in very low numbers in hunt area and are rarely seen. Early hunt orientation will be available for drawn hunters on day prior to hunt at 11am. Normal (and standby) 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 29, 2022 – Dec 01, 2022
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: 1343
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate: 25%

Gus Engeling WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 21, 2022 – Oct 25, 2022
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: 60
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: 790
Permits/Groups: 60
Success Rate: 9%

James Daughtrey WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 28, 2022 – Dec 31, 2022
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit Two Bucks; One buck must have an inside main beam spread wider than the ear tips with a minimum spread of at least 14 inches (Limit 1); and one buck must have 8 or fewer antler points with an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches.
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Compartment; Some box blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds and chairs.
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: 1407
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 15%

Lake Brownwood SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Orientation and check-in will take place at the park headquarters, 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 05, 2022 – Dec 07, 2022
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit Two Bucks
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: 1109
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate: 80%

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 blind/compartment.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 12, 2022 – Dec 14, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Restrictions
Only one hunter will be allowed in each compartment. You may not hunt anywhere outside of your compartment. Hunts will end on 12 p.m. on the final day.
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: 1295
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 71%

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
Dec 12, 2022 – Dec 16, 2022
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: 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: 472
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 17, 2022 – Oct 21, 2022
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.
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: 753
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 05, 2022 – Oct 09, 2022
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: 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: 619
Permits/Groups: 30
Success Rate: 25%

Nannie Stringfellow WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 28, 2022 – Dec 02, 2022
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
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: 997
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate:

Palo Duro Canyon SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Hunt area is located in Palo Duro Canyon State Park proper.
No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 05, 2022 – Dec 07, 2022
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only; Limit One Antlerless
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: 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

Village Creek SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 05, 2022 – Dec 07, 2022
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; Bring Chair for Pop-Up 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

Archery Mule Deer

Application Deadline: August 15, 2022

Archery Endorsement (Type 135) is required.

Big Bend Ranch SP

$ 3.00

/adult


Feral hogs are in limited numbers. No standby.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 10, 2022 – Oct 13, 2022
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: $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: 1960
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 8%

Black Gap WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 14, 2022 – Nov 17, 2022
Nov 29, 2022 – Dec 02, 2022
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: 1916
Permits/Groups: 16
Success Rate: 43%

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
Oct 17, 2022 – Oct 20, 2022
Nov 14, 2022 – Nov 17, 2022
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: 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: 1694
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate:

Matador WMA

$ 3.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 24, 2022 – Oct 28, 2022
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: 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: 2094
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 29%

Guided Bighorn Sheep Hunt Package

Application Deadline: November 01, 2022

The number of Desert Bighorn Sheep permits issued each year is determined during surveys where herd population and composition are determined. Check the Public Hunt Draw System during the month of September to see if permits are available for the Guided Bighorn Sheep Hunt category.

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, 2023 – Jun 30, 2023
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: 5656
Permits/Groups: 1
Success Rate:

Guided Gemsbok Hunt Package

Application Deadline: November 01, 2022

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 24, 2023 – Jan 27, 2023
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; Recommended .270 caliber or larger.
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: 8277
Permits/Groups: 2
Success Rate: 100%

Guided Scimitar-Horned Oryx Hunt Package

Application Deadline: November 01, 2022

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 24, 2023 – Jan 27, 2023
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; Recommended .270 caliber or larger.
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: 7961
Permits/Groups: 2
Success Rate: 50%

Youth Only Alligator

Application Deadline: August 01, 2022

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 10, 2022 – Sep 11, 2022
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: 531
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 60%

J.D. Murphree WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 17, 2022 – Sep 18, 2022
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: 516
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 67%

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 17, 2022 – Sep 18, 2022
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: 352
Permits/Groups: 0
Success Rate:

Youth Only Exotic

Application Deadline: November 01, 2022

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 are in limited numbers.
No standbys available.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 06, 2023 – Jan 09, 2023
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: 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: 2091
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 83%

Youth Only Feral Hog

Application Deadline: November 01, 2022

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 11, 2023 – Feb 12, 2023
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles with Mounted Scopes
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; WMA has poorly drained soils: Insect Repellent and Rubber boots highly recommended. ATVs and ORVs are allowed and highly recommended.
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 21
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: 449
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 67%

Mad Island WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 03, 2022 – Dec 04, 2022
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles with Mounted Scopes
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: 381
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 30%

Matador WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 11, 2023 – Mar 12, 2023
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: 333
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 50%

Youth Only Gun Deer - Antlerless/Spike

Application Deadline: September 15, 2022

Adult Supervisor (at least 18 years old) required.

Buffalo Lake NWR

$ 0.00

/adult


These hunts will be conducted by National Wildlife Refuge staff. National Wildlife Refuge rules and regulations will apply. Hunts may or may not be supervised.
No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 05, 2022 – Nov 06, 2022
Jan 07, 2023 – Jan 08, 2023
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
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: 64
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate:

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 05, 2022 – Nov 06, 2022
Nov 12, 2022 – Nov 13, 2022
Nov 19, 2022 – Nov 20, 2022
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: 120
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: 454
Permits/Groups: 120
Success Rate: 49%

Choke Canyon SP - North Shore Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Standby applicants must be at the James E. Daughtrey WMA checkstation before 10:00 a.m. 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 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 05, 2022 – Nov 06, 2022
Nov 12, 2022 – Nov 13, 2022
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: 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: 217
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate:

Cooper Lake State Park

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 07, 2023 – Jan 08, 2023
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: 156
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 78%

Fairfield Lake SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 26, 2022 – Dec 28, 2022
Dec 28, 2022 – Dec 30, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Shotguns with Slugs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
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: 309
Permits/Groups: 40
Success Rate:

Granger PHL

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters may bring corn, corn must contain less than 20 ppb aflatoxin level
No standbys available.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 06, 2023 – Jan 08, 2023
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
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

Gus Engeling WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 29, 2022 – Oct 30, 2022
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: 65
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: 143
Permits/Groups: 65
Success Rate: 4%

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 05, 2022 – Nov 06, 2022
Nov 12, 2022 – Nov 13, 2022
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: 216
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 58%

Justin Hurst WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 03, 2022 – Dec 04, 2022
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: 21
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: 222
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 88%

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 09, 2022 – Dec 11, 2022
Bag Limit
Two 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: 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: 172
Permits/Groups: 3
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 22, 2022 – Oct 23, 2022
Dec 17, 2022 – Dec 18, 2022
Jan 07, 2023 – Jan 08, 2023
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: 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: 99
Permits/Groups: 24
Success Rate: 30%

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 15, 2022 – Oct 16, 2022
Bag Limit
Two 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: 207
Permits/Groups: 23
Success Rate: 58%

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 03, 2022 – Dec 04, 2022
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only; Limit One Antlerless; Management Mature Antlerless White-Tail
One Turkey; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Shotguns Turkey
Hunt Restrictions
Center Fire Rifles Only for WTD, Shotgun only for Turkey.
Hunt Method
Guided
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: 118
Permits/Groups: 2
Success Rate: 50%

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
Oct 22, 2022 – Oct 23, 2022
Nov 19, 2022 – Nov 20, 2022
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 or Compartment
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: 270
Permits/Groups: 16
Success Rate: 60%

San Angelo SP

$ 0.00

/adult


This hunt is usually conducted in the campgrounds with drive-up access to your assigned blind. Some blinds may be assigned outside of the campgrounds which will require parking on the side of the road and walking in. Will be dependent upon deer population in the areas just before the hunt. Standby positions may be available. Call park to confirm.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 28, 2022 – Oct 30, 2022
Bag Limit
Four White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck; Limit Two Spike Bucks
Unlimited Feral Hogs
One Exotic Mammals
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: 532
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 57%

Youth Only Gun Deer - Either Sex

Application Deadline: September 01, 2022

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 03, 2022 – Dec 04, 2022
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: 200
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 43%

Alazan Bayou WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 29, 2022 – Oct 30, 2022
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
Rimfire
Shotguns with Buckshot
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: 66
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 23%

Albert & Bessie Kronkosky SNA

$ 0.00

/adult


The October 21-23 Youth hunt is administered by TPWD. Hunters will be assigned a blind and feeder on the first day. Baiting with corn and alfalfa is allowed. The December and February Youth hunt are managed by the Texas Youth Hunt program (TYHP). Winners of the December and February hunts will need to create an online account with TYHP. Once drawing occurs, TPWD will send the win list to TYHP. TYHP will then contact the winners with further details. If people want more information about TYHP call 1-800-460-5494 or visit www.TYHP.org
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 21, 2022 – Oct 23, 2022
Dec 09, 2022 – Dec 11, 2022
Feb 10, 2023 – Feb 12, 2023
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; One Buck and Two Doe/Antlerless
Unlimited Exotic Mammals; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind; For the October 23-24 Youth hunt: Due to rough, rocky roads a high clearance 4WD vehicle is highly 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: 172
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 14%

Atlanta SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 14, 2023 – Jan 16, 2023
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Total three (3) white-tailed deer either sex - Either (3) three antlerless deer or one (1) legal buck and two (2) antlerless deer. 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 .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: 66
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 25%

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 30, 2022 – Jan 01, 2023
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 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: 269
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate:

Big Bend Ranch SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Feral hogs are in limited numbers.
No standbys available.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 28, 2022 – Dec 01, 2022
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: 298
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 55%

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 22, 2022 – Oct 23, 2022
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.
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

Caprock Canyons SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Because of 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 27, 2022 – Dec 30, 2022
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Either Sex; 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
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.
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. Hunter i
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: 218
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate: 38%

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, 2022 – Dec 30, 2022
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.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds, shooting sticks, and a stool/chair for youth in blinds.
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: 791
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 70%

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 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 19, 2022 – Dec 21, 2022
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: 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: 142
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 17%

Colorado Bend SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds. There are temporary blinds made with cattle panel and t-posts that you can stack cedar limbs against and use for cover if you do not have a portable blind. Campsites will be available to reserve.
No standbys available.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 07, 2022 – Nov 09, 2022
Dec 27, 2022 – Dec 29, 2022
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Aoudad; Either Sex
Unlimited Exotic Mammals; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Restrictions
Only processed feeds, such as horse and mule sweet feed, will be allowed. Corn is no longer acceptable. Only Drawn Youth Hunters and their one supervisor will be allowed in the park during the hunt.
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: 407
Permits/Groups: 50
Success Rate:

Cooper WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 05, 2022 – Nov 06, 2022
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: 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: 54
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 23%

Devil's Sinkhole SNA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 25, 2022 – Nov 27, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Unlimited Feral Hogs
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

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 29, 2022 – Oct 30, 2022
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: 62
Permits/Groups: 7
Success Rate: 50%

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 20, 2022 – Dec 22, 2022
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: 325
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 88%

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, 2023 – Jan 06, 2023
Jan 06, 2023 – Jan 08, 2023
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 Method
Assigned Blind
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: 502
Permits/Groups: 40
Success Rate: 34%

Gene Howe WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 12, 2022 – Nov 13, 2022
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 wider than the ear tips with a minimum spread of at least 14 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Means Not Allowed
Shotguns
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: 43
Permits/Groups: 1
Success Rate:

Gene Howe WMA - Pat Murphy Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 12, 2022 – Nov 13, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; White-tailed buck must have an inside main beam spread wider than the ear tips with a minimum spread of at least 14 inches.
Means Not Allowed
Shotguns
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: 30
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. Orientation begins at 10:00 AM at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center at Guadalupe River State Park. The hunt ends at Sunset on the last 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.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 11, 2022 – Nov 13, 2022
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 Method
Assigned Blind; Vehicles with high ground clearance recommended. Wooden blind has sliding wooden bench that can be removed in lieu of folding chairs that you must provide.
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: 214
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 100%

Guadalupe River SP - Bauer Unit

$ 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. Orientation begins at 10:00 AM at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center at Guadalupe River State Park. The hunt ends at Sunset on the last 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.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 11, 2022 – Nov 13, 2022
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 Method
Assigned Blind; Vehicles with high ground clearance recommended. Wooden blind has sliding wooden bench that can be removed in lieu of folding chairs that you must provide.
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: 148
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 75%

Gus Engeling WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 19, 2022 – Nov 20, 2022
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: 191
Permits/Groups: 40
Success Rate: 14%

Hill Country SNA

$ 0.00

/adult


Exotic Mammals are in limited numbers.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 21, 2022 – Nov 23, 2022
Dec 26, 2022 – Dec 28, 2022
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 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

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. Orientation begins at 10:00 AM at the amphitheater behind the Discovery Center at Guadalupe River State Park. The hunt ends at Sunset on the last 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.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 11, 2022 – Nov 13, 2022
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 Method
Assigned Blind; Vehicles with high ground clearance recommended. Wooden blind has sliding wooden bench that can be removed in lieu of folding chairs that you must provide.
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: 95
Permits/Groups: 3
Success Rate: 67%

I.D. Fairchild State Forest

$ 0.00

/adult


Standby hunters should report to site at 09:00am on first day of hunt. Hunt period will be on 10/29/22 (30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset). And 10/30/22 (30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset). A virtual Hunter Orientation session will be held on Friday, October 28th, 2022 for awarded hunters. If standbys are present, a second hunt orientation will be held after the standby drawing on Saturday October 29th, 2022 at 09:00am.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 29, 2022 – Oct 30, 2022
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 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: 70
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 58%

Inks Lake/Longhorn Caverns SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 21, 2022 – Nov 23, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
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: 245
Permits/Groups: 7
Success Rate:

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 19, 2022 – Dec 21, 2022
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: 354
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 43%

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 29, 2022 – Oct 30, 2022
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! 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: 67
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 08, 2022 – Oct 09, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Fork Antlered Buck and One With at Least One Unbranched Antler; 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: 21
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: 161
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 100%

Lake Brownwood SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Orientation and check-in will take place at the park headquarters, 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 03, 2022 – Dec 04, 2022
Bag Limit
Three Deer; Either Sex; Limit Two Bucks
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: 142
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 09, 2022 – Dec 11, 2022
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: 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: 117
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate: 100%

Lake Mineral Wells SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters will draw for blinds. 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.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 10, 2022 – Dec 11, 2022
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. 2. 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.
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: 163
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 50%

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 half 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 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 17, 2022 – Dec 18, 2022
Jan 21, 2023 – Jan 22, 2023
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: 178
Permits/Groups: 12
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 03, 2022 – Dec 04, 2022
Dec 27, 2022 – Dec 30, 2022
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: 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: 63
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 19%

Masterson State Forest

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 29, 2022 – Oct 30, 2022
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: 40
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate: 50%

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.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 17, 2022 – Dec 19, 2022
Dec 28, 2022 – Dec 30, 2022
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: 104
Permits/Groups: 24
Success Rate: 53%

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 01, 2022 – Oct 02, 2022
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
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: 146
Permits/Groups: 23
Success Rate: 58%

Old Sabine Bottom WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 29, 2022 – Oct 30, 2022
Dec 10, 2022 – Dec 11, 2022
Bag Limit
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
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Muzzleloaders .45 Caliber or Larger
Hunt Method
Compartment; ATVs, ORVs or boats encouraged depending on river conditions. Call ahead for more information. (903/881-8233)
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: 18
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 89
Permits/Groups: 50
Success Rate: 5%

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
Dec 26, 2022 – Dec 28, 2022
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 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: 150
Permits/Groups: 12
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
Jan 07, 2023 – Jan 08, 2023
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
One Sambar Deer; Either Sex
One Axis Deer; Either Sex
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

Powderhorn WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 19, 2022 – Nov 21, 2022
Jan 07, 2023 – Jan 08, 2023
Jan 21, 2023 – Jan 22, 2023
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs
One Sambar Deer; Either Sex
One Axis Deer; Either Sex
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 48
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: 991
Permits/Groups: 72
Success Rate: 74%

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 29, 2022 – Oct 30, 2022
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 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: 86
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 56%

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 29, 2022 – Oct 30, 2022
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: 25
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: 142
Permits/Groups: 25
Success Rate: 55%

San Angelo SP

$ 0.00

/adult


This hunt is usually conducted in the campgrounds with drive-up access to your assigned blind. Some blinds may be assigned outside of the campgrounds which will require parking on the side of the road and walking in. Will be dependent upon deer population in the areas just before the hunt. Standby positions may be available. Call park to confirm.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 02, 2022 – Dec 04, 2022
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: 219
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 73%

South Llano River SP

$ 0.00

/adult


This park will be experiencing capital improvement construction throughout the 2022-2023 hunting season. Blinds in or near construction will not be used, but the full impacts on success of hunts is unknown at this time.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 21, 2022 – Nov 23, 2022
Dec 27, 2022 – Dec 29, 2022
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 30ppb 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: 628
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 85%

Taylor Lakes, Playa Lakes WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 25, 2022 – Nov 27, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Antler Restrictions, inside main beam spread wider than the ear tips with a minimum 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: 18
Permits/Groups: 1
Success Rate: 100%

Village Creek SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 03, 2022 – Dec 04, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and 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

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 29, 2022 – Oct 30, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and 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; ATVs and ORVs are recommended but not required.
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 18
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: 54
Permits/Groups: 0
Success Rate: 60%

Youth Only Gun Deer - Management

Application Deadline: September 15, 2022

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 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 19, 2022 – Nov 20, 2022
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; Buck must have 8 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: 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: 564
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 14%

Elephant Mountain WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Feral hogs and coyotes are in limited numbers
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 25, 2022 – Nov 27, 2022
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
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
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: 367
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate:

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 19, 2022 – Nov 20, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck; Buck must have 8 or fewer antler points with an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches, or must have at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles with Mounted Scopes
Hunt Restrictions
Only youth are permitted to harvest animals during hunt period.
Hunt Method
Compartment; Some box blinds are available. Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds, 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: 780
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 28%

Kerr WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


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 to check 830-238-4483.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 29, 2022 – Oct 30, 2022
Nov 21, 2022 – Nov 23, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and One Buck; Two white-tailed deer. One Antlerless and One buck with no more than (4) Four antler points.
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Hunt Method
Compartment
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: 1035
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate: 64%

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
Oct 29, 2022 – Oct 30, 2022
Nov 12, 2022 – Nov 13, 2022
Nov 25, 2022 – Nov 27, 2022
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: 18
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: 199
Permits/Groups: 18
Success Rate: 50%

Mason Mountain WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 29, 2022 – Oct 30, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless or Spike Buck; Limit One Antlerless and One Spike Buck
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Unlimited Coyotes; Either Sex
Hunt Method
Compartment
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

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 02, 2022 – Dec 03, 2022
Dec 04, 2022 – Dec 05, 2022
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Antlerless Only; Limit One Antlerless; Mature Anterless Mule Deer or White-tailed Deer
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: 356
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate:

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.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 20, 2022 – Dec 22, 2022
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: 460
Permits/Groups: 1
Success Rate:

Yoakum Dunes WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 03, 2022 – Dec 04, 2022
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: 520
Permits/Groups: 1
Success Rate: 100%

Youth Only Javelina

Application Deadline: September 15, 2022

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 25, 2022 – Nov 27, 2022
Bag Limit
One Javelina; Either Sex
Unlimited Coyotes
Hunt Method
Compartment
Baiting
Not 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: 228
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 50%

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 28, 2023 – Jan 29, 2023
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: 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: 519
Permits/Groups: 30
Success Rate: 28%

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 04, 2023 – Feb 05, 2023
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: 405
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 25%

Youth Only Spring Turkey

Application Deadline: November 01, 2022

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 11, 2023 – Mar 12, 2023
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: 701
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 13%

Kerr WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Mandatory Orientation at 11 AM the 1st day of the hunt. Standbys MAY be available, call the WMA office 830-238-4483 for availability.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 25, 2023 – Mar 26, 2023
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: 769
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate: 38%

Matador WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 22, 2023 – Apr 23, 2023
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: 389
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate:

Taylor Lakes, Playa Lakes WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 08, 2022 – Apr 09, 2022
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: 155
Permits/Groups: 1
Success Rate:

Private Lands - Antlerless/Spike

Application Deadline: September 01, 2022

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 20, 2022 – Nov 22, 2022
Dec 05, 2022 – Dec 07, 2022
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Aoudad
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: 931
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate:

Coleman County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 03, 2022 – Oct 05, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
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: 257
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate:

Comal County Ranch - The Nature Conservancy

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 17, 2022 – Nov 19, 2022
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless 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

Hopkins County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 08, 2022 – Oct 09, 2022
Oct 15, 2022 – Oct 16, 2022
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
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: 197
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate:

Travis County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 10, 2022 – Nov 12, 2022
Nov 14, 2022 – Nov 16, 2022
Nov 17, 2022 – Nov 19, 2022
Nov 28, 2022 – Nov 30, 2022
Dec 01, 2022 – Dec 03, 2022
Dec 05, 2022 – Dec 07, 2022
Dec 08, 2022 – Dec 10, 2022
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: 748
Permits/Groups: 42
Success Rate:

Private Lands Dove

Application Deadline: August 01, 2022

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
Oct 17, 2022 – Oct 17, 2022
Oct 18, 2022 – Oct 18, 2022
Oct 24, 2022 – Oct 24, 2022
Oct 25, 2022 – Oct 25, 2022
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: 597
Permits/Groups: 40
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 24, 2022 – Sep 24, 2022
Sep 25, 2022 – Sep 25, 2022
Oct 01, 2022 – Oct 01, 2022
Oct 02, 2022 – Oct 02, 2022
Oct 15, 2022 – Oct 15, 2022
Oct 16, 2022 – Oct 16, 2022
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: 517
Permits/Groups: 20
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 10, 2022 – Sep 10, 2022
Sep 17, 2022 – Sep 17, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 – Sep 24, 2022
Oct 01, 2022 – Oct 01, 2022
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: 551
Permits/Groups: 40
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 04, 2022 – Sep 04, 2022
Sep 09, 2022 – Sep 09, 2022
Sep 10, 2022 – Sep 10, 2022
Sep 11, 2022 – Sep 11, 2022
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: 798
Permits/Groups: 40
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 24, 2022 – Sep 24, 2022
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: 459
Permits/Groups: 30
Success Rate:

Private Lands - Either Sex

Application Deadline: September 01, 2022

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 11, 2022 – Nov 13, 2022
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: 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: 1319
Permits/Groups: 2
Success Rate:

Coleman County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


On-site lodging available at additional cost to drawn hunter.
No standbys available.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 10, 2022 – Oct 12, 2022
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Buck Only; Management Buck of the guide's consent
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
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: 429
Permits/Groups: 2
Success Rate:

Comal County Ranch - The Nature Conservancy

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 07, 2022 – Nov 09, 2022
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

Hopkins County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 22, 2022 – Oct 23, 2022
Oct 29, 2022 – Oct 30, 2022
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
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
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: 328
Permits/Groups: 2
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 07, 2022 – Dec 09, 2022
Dec 11, 2022 – Dec 13, 2022
Dec 15, 2022 – Dec 17, 2022
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: 1906
Permits/Groups: 24
Success Rate:

La Salle County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 03, 2023 – Jan 05, 2023
Jan 10, 2023 – Jan 12, 2023
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: 545
Permits/Groups: 9
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 05, 2022 – Nov 11, 2022
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: 819
Permits/Groups: 2
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 18, 2022 – Nov 20, 2022
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: 1292
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate:

Runnels County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 02, 2022 – Dec 04, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless or Spike Buck and One Buck; Buck must have no more than 8 antler points.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
One Turkey; Either Sex
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind
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: 617
Permits/Groups: 8
Success Rate:

Travis County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 07, 2022 – Nov 09, 2022
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: 900
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate:

Private Lands Feral Hog

Application Deadline: November 01, 2022

These private lands hunts will be administered by the landowner.

Coleman County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 06, 2023 – Mar 08, 2023
Mar 13, 2023 – Mar 15, 2023
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
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: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 182
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate:

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
Feb 11, 2023 – Feb 11, 2023
Feb 25, 2023 – Feb 25, 2023
Mar 11, 2023 – Mar 11, 2023
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: 368
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate:

Hopkins County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 03, 2023 – Feb 04, 2023
Feb 10, 2023 – Feb 11, 2023
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
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: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 205
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate:

South Texas - Texas Wild

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
2 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 03, 2023 – Mar 05, 2023
Mar 10, 2023 – Mar 12, 2023
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or 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: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 369
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate:

Private Lands - Pronghorn

Application Deadline: August 15, 2022

These private lands hunts will be administered by the landowner.

Hemphill County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 05, 2022 – Oct 06, 2022
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: 1691
Permits/Groups: 1
Success Rate:

Lipscomb and Hemphill County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 12, 2022 – Oct 13, 2022
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: 1662
Permits/Groups: 1
Success Rate:

West Dallam County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


The hunt dates will remain negotiable between the Lessor and the drawn hunter for 2 and a half days to occur at some time between the dates listed.
No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 01, 2022 – Oct 16, 2022
Bag Limit
One Pronghorn; Buck Only
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: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 1671
Permits/Groups: 1
Success Rate:

Private Lands Quail

Application Deadline: October 15, 2022

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 03, 2022 – Dec 04, 2022
Dec 10, 2022 – Dec 11, 2022
Jan 07, 2023 – Jan 08, 2023
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: 1292
Permits/Groups: 36
Success Rate:

Private Lands Turkey

Application Deadline: November 01, 2022

These private lands hunts will be administered by the landowner.

Young County Ranch

$ 10.00

/adult


Hunts begins at 3 PM the afternoon of the first day and ends at 10 AM the morning of the following day.
No standbys available.
2 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Apr 07, 2023 – Apr 08, 2023
Apr 14, 2023 – Apr 15, 2023
Apr 21, 2023 – Apr 22, 2023
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler or Bearded Hen
Hunt Method
Guided
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: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18
Last Year
Applicants: 1064
Permits/Groups: 10
Success Rate:

E-Postcard Selection Hunt

E-Postcard Deer

Application Deadline: October 01, 2022

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
Dec 16, 2022 – Dec 18, 2022
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: 1525
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 40%

Caprock Canyons SP

$ 0.00

/adult


Because of 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 18, 2022 – Dec 04, 2022
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless or One Buck; 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, horses and dogs are prohibited. Antler restrictions apply for all species
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: 1568
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 25%

Kerr WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Exotic mammals are in limited numbers. Mandatory Orientation Will Take Place at 11 AM on the 1st Day of Hunt.
No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 02, 2022 – Dec 11, 2022
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
Groups
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: 2230
Permits/Groups: 7
Success Rate: 100%

Taylor Lakes, Playa Lakes WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 02, 2022 – Dec 04, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only; 2 Antlerless White-tailed deer
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or Compartment
Baiting
Allowed
Groups
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: 794
Permits/Groups: 1
Success Rate:

E-Postcard Dove

Application Deadline: September 01, 2022

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. Please do not confuse with Yoakum, Texas in south Texas.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 17, 2022 – Sep 18, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 – Sep 25, 2022
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: 743
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 100%

E-Postcard Feral Hog

Application Deadline: November 01, 2022

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
Mar 03, 2023 – Mar 12, 2023
Mar 17, 2023 – Mar 26, 2023
Mar 31, 2023 – Apr 09, 2023
Apr 14, 2023 – Apr 23, 2023
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: 60
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

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 20, 2023 – Jan 29, 2023
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: 567
Permits/Groups: 2
Success Rate:

Choke Canyon SP - North Shore Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Boat Access Only - by crossing Choke Canyon Reservoir. Hunting will be limited to specific compartments as identified on orientation maps. 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). Hunters are encouraged to bring portable blinds. 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 11, 2023 – Feb 19, 2023
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.
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: 655
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 day before 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 28, 2023 – Jan 29, 2023
Feb 11, 2023 – Feb 12, 2023
Feb 25, 2023 – Feb 26, 2023
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Exotic Mammals
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles .243 or Larger
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: 418
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 33%

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
Mar 03, 2023 – Mar 12, 2023
Mar 17, 2023 – Mar 26, 2023
Mar 31, 2023 – Apr 09, 2023
Apr 14, 2023 – Apr 23, 2023
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: 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: 778
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 41%

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 07, 2023 – Feb 09, 2023
Feb 28, 2023 – Mar 02, 2023
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
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: 790
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 12:00 p.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; however, restroom facilities are available at the check station.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 03, 2023 – Mar 12, 2023
Mar 17, 2023 – Mar 26, 2023
Mar 31, 2023 – Apr 09, 2023
Apr 14, 2023 – Apr 23, 2023
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: 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

Richland Creek WMA - Trinity Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


No latecomers will be accepted on E-postcard 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. Camping is allowed only in the Trinity Unit campsite. The campsite does not have water or electricity; however, restroom facilities are available at the check station.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Mar 03, 2023 – Mar 12, 2023
Mar 17, 2023 – Mar 26, 2023
Mar 31, 2023 – Apr 09, 2023
Apr 14, 2023 – Apr 23, 2023
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Restrictions
Daylight hunting hours only. Trapping is prohibited. Use of dogs is prohibited.
Hunt Method
Compartment; ATV/UTV use recommended
Baiting
Allowed
Permits
Available: 120
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

E-Postcard Feral Hog/Predator

Application Deadline: November 01, 2022

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 11, 2023 – Feb 19, 2023
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
Entire Area; 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: 856
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 19%

E-Postcard Furbearer/Predator

Application Deadline: November 01, 2022

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. 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
Feb 03, 2023 – Feb 12, 2023
Feb 17, 2023 – Feb 26, 2023
Mar 03, 2023 – Mar 12, 2023
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.
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: 497
Permits/Groups: 8
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 03, 2023 – Feb 12, 2023
Feb 17, 2023 – Feb 26, 2023
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
Allowed
Groups
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: 460
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 40%

E-Postcard Multi-Species

Application Deadline: September 15, 2022

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 shown the area to familiarize yourself. Hunting will occur on the 2nd and 3rd days of your hunt period. NOTE: No latecomers will be accepted on E-postcard Multi-species 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
Nov 11, 2022 – Nov 13, 2022
Dec 02, 2022 – Dec 04, 2022
Bag Limit
Daily Squirrel Daily bag is 10/day
Unlimited Rabbits/Hares
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Furbearers
Unlimited Predators
Daily Waterfowl According to daily bag limits by species for North Zone Duck and Eastern Zone Geese
Daily Other Migratory Game Birds According to daily bag limits for Gallinules, Rails, and Snipe
Means Not Allowed
Centerfire Rifles
Rimfire Feral Hogs
Hunt Method
Entire Area; Presence of waterfowl and migratory game birds is contingent upon habitat availability, which varies annually. Please call in advance of your hunt to find out current habitat conditions.
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 10
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Youth ages: 8-16
Adult minimum age: 17
Supervising adult minimum age: 18

Caprock Canyons SP

$ 0.00

/adult


FALCONRY IS THE ONLY LEGAL MEANS FOR THIS HUNT. Falconers will have access to approximately 3,300 acres of the park. Because of the extremely rugged terrain of the park, falconers 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.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 28, 2023 – Feb 28, 2023
Bag Limit
Unlimited Rabbits/Hares; Either Sex; To include rodents and birds
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: 323
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 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 14, 2023 – Jan 16, 2023
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
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: 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: 1309
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 68%

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 09, 2022 – Dec 11, 2022
Jan 06, 2023 – Jan 08, 2023
Jan 13, 2023 – Jan 15, 2023
Jan 20, 2023 – Jan 22, 2023
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: 988
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate:

E-Postcard Quail

Application Deadline: September 15, 2022

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.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 30, 2023 – Feb 02, 2023
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: 597
Permits/Groups: 24
Success Rate: 80%

Chaparral WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Each group will be assigned a single compartment for the hunt period. All hunters must check-in Saturday morning before the hunt. Shooting hours are 30 min. before sunrise to sunset. No stand-by positions available. 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.
No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 29, 2022 – Oct 30, 2022
Jan 07, 2023 – Jan 08, 2023
Jan 31, 2023 – Feb 01, 2023
Bag Limit
Daily Quail Statewide bag and posession limits apply.
Unlimited Rabbits/Hares
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Restrictions
Shotguns with birdshot are the only legal firearms that may be possessed. Hunter orange required.
Hunt Method
Compartment
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: 844
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 20%

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 attend a mandatory orientation at 6:30 AM (Saturday morning) at the James E. Daughtrey checkstation before hunting. Shooting hours are 30 min before sunrise to sunset. For more information 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 29, 2022 – Oct 30, 2022
Bag Limit
Daily Quail Statewide bag and possession limits apply to dates listed
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Restrictions
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. Dai
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: 666
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 86%

Yoakum Dunes WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 07, 2023 – Jan 08, 2023
Bag Limit
Daily Quail Statewide bag and possession limits apply. Blue and/or Bobwhite quail only.
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns with Birdshot
Hunt Method
Compartment; This WMA is located in the Texas Panhandle in Yoakum County, approximately 1 hour southwest of Lubbock. Please do not confuse with Yoakum, Texas in south Texas.
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
Available: 1
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: 649
Permits/Groups: 1
Success Rate: 100%

E-Postcard Squirrel

Application Deadline: September 01, 2022

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

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
Oct 28, 2022 – Nov 06, 2022
Dec 16, 2022 – Dec 25, 2022
Feb 03, 2023 – Feb 12, 2023
Feb 17, 2023 – Feb 26, 2023
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: 80
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: 382
Permits/Groups: 80
Success Rate: 30%

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, 2022 – Oct 15, 2022
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: 244
Permits/Groups: 90
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, 2022 – Oct 15, 2022
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: 243
Permits/Groups: 13
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, 2022 – Oct 15, 2022
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: 245
Permits/Groups: 13
Success Rate:

E-Postcard Teal

Application Deadline: September 01, 2022

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 09, 2022 – Sep 13, 2022
Sep 16, 2022 – Sep 20, 2022
Sep 23, 2022 – Sep 25, 2022
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns with Birdshot
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: 1156
Permits/Groups: 18
Success Rate: 100%

E-Postcard Turkey

Application Deadline: November 01, 2022

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

Moore Plantation WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Mandatory hunter orientation will be held at the check station on the day before the hunt (4/21/2023) 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 17, 2023, 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, 2023 – Apr 30, 2023
Bag Limit
One Turkey; Gobbler Only
Hunt Restrictions
No means restrictions. Harvest may occur by any legal means.
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: 1633
Permits/Groups: 18
Success Rate:

E-Postcard Waterfowl

Application Deadline: October 01, 2022

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
Dec 09, 2022 – Dec 11, 2022
Dec 16, 2022 – Dec 18, 2022
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: 10
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: 944
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate:

Copper Breaks SP

$ 0.00

/adult


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.
2 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 19, 2022 – Nov 20, 2022
Dec 10, 2022 – Dec 11, 2022
Jan 14, 2023 – Jan 15, 2023
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Restrictions
NO ATV's, UTV's or Equines are allowed. Shotguns with non-toxic shot are the only legal means. Retrieving dogs are allowed during the hunt only, while in camp retrieving dogs must be kept in a leash and supervised at all times. Shooting hours are one half
Hunt Method
Assigned Blind or 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: 893
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 100%

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 05, 2022 – Nov 06, 2022
Nov 12, 2022 – Nov 13, 2022
Nov 19, 2022 – Nov 20, 2022
Nov 26, 2022 – Nov 27, 2022
Jan 14, 2023 – Jan 15, 2023
Jan 21, 2023 – Jan 22, 2023
Jan 28, 2023 – Jan 29, 2023
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: 7
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: 987
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate: 100%

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 and hunters will be allowed to hunt the following Saturday and Sunday. Waterfowl hunting ends at noon each day of the hunt. Squirrel hunting may continue after waterfowl hunting ends. 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 06, 2023 – Jan 08, 2023
Jan 13, 2023 – Jan 15, 2023
Jan 20, 2023 – Jan 22, 2023
Jan 27, 2023 – Jan 29, 2023
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl Bag and possession limits for North Zone Duck and East Zone Goose apply.
Daily Squirrel Bag limit and possession limit for Leon County.
Daily Rabbits/Hares
Only Means Allowed
Rimfire
Shotguns
Hunt Restrictions
Hunter orange required except when hunting waterfowl. No latecomers will be accepted.
Hunt Method
Compartment; The use of ATVs or ORVs is allowed.
Baiting
Not allowed
Groups
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: 1397
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate:

Nannie Stringfellow WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


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 11, 2023 – Jan 11, 2023
Jan 18, 2023 – Jan 18, 2023
Jan 25, 2023 – Jan 25, 2023
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: 1023
Permits/Groups: 21
Success Rate: 78%

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 11, 2022 – Nov 13, 2022
Nov 18, 2022 – Nov 20, 2022
Dec 02, 2022 – Dec 04, 2022
Dec 09, 2022 – Dec 11, 2022
Dec 16, 2022 – Dec 18, 2022
Jan 06, 2023 – Jan 08, 2023
Jan 13, 2023 – Jan 15, 2023
Jan 20, 2023 – Jan 22, 2023
Jan 27, 2023 – Jan 29, 2023
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl Bag and possession limit for North Zone Duck apply.
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Restrictions
Shooting hours end at noon. 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: 180
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: 1940
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
Jan 06, 2023 – Jan 07, 2023
Jan 13, 2023 – Jan 14, 2023
Jan 20, 2023 – Jan 21, 2023
Jan 27, 2023 – Jan 28, 2023
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl Bag and possession limit for North Zone Duck apply.
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Restrictions
Shooting hours end at noon. 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: 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: 1619
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate:

Taylor Lakes, Playa Lakes WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Jan 14, 2023 – Jan 15, 2023
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: 1
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: 996
Permits/Groups: 1
Success Rate: 100%

E-Postcard Waterfowl/Pheasant

Application Deadline: October 15, 2022

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 adult hunters must possess an Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH), 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 03, 2022 – Dec 04, 2022
Dec 17, 2022 – Dec 18, 2022
Dec 31, 2022 – Jan 01, 2023
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: 1541
Permits/Groups: 3
Success Rate: 100%

E-Postcard Archery Deer

Application Deadline: September 01, 2022

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

Balcones Canyonlands NWR

$ 0.00

/adult


All selected hunters must attend a mandatory orientation at Balcones Canyonlands NWR Headquarters on October 1, 2022, at 10:00 am. The youth minimum age for all NWR hunts is 9 years old. Hunt areas accessible by hiking or ATV/UTV. ATV/UTV's are allowed on roads only. For more information call 512/339-9432.
No standbys available.
1 – 2 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 01, 2022 – Oct 31, 2022
Bag Limit
Four White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit Two Bucks
One Turkey; Either Sex
Unlimited Feral Hogs; Either Sex
Hunt Method
Compartment
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: 827
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate:

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 30, 2022 – Oct 09, 2022
Oct 14, 2022 – Oct 23, 2022
Nov 04, 2022 – Nov 13, 2022
Nov 18, 2022 – Nov 27, 2022
Dec 02, 2022 – Dec 11, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless and 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
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: 150
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: 639
Permits/Groups: 150
Success Rate: 12%

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 04, 2022 – Nov 09, 2022
Nov 18, 2022 – Nov 23, 2022
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: 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: 443
Permits/Groups: 15
Success Rate:

Granger PHL

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters must take at least two (2) does before a buck may be taken. All selected hunters must attend a mandatory orientation at Postcard Hunter Check Station on October 15, 2022, at 10:00 am. 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. Hunt areas accessible by hiking, mountain bike, or boat only.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Oct 15, 2022 – Jan 01, 2023
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 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: 1440
Permits/Groups: 50
Success Rate: 57%

James Daughtrey WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


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. All hunters must attend a mandatory orientation at James E. Daughtrey WMA checkstation 11:00 AM 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
Nov 01, 2022 – Nov 20, 2022
Bag Limit
Three White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit Two Bucks; One buck must have an inside main beam spread wider than the ear tips with a minimum spread of at least 14 inches (Limit 1); and one buck must have 8 or fewer antler points with an inside main beam spread of at least 12 inches, or must have at least one unbranched antler.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Restrictions
Hunt ends at Noon on the last day. All legal archery equipment allowed; no firearms. Daily On-Site Registration (OSR) 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: 912
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 22%

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 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 30, 2022 – Oct 09, 2022
Oct 14, 2022 – Oct 23, 2022
Nov 11, 2022 – Nov 20, 2022
Dec 02, 2022 – Dec 11, 2022
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: 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: 693
Permits/Groups: 40
Success Rate: 16%

Richland Creek WMA - Carl Frentress Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


Hunters arriving late to the mandatory 11:00 a.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
Sep 30, 2022 – Oct 09, 2022
Oct 14, 2022 – Oct 23, 2022
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
Archery equipment only. ATV and ORV use NOT permitted.
Hunt Method
Entire Area
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: 787
Permits/Groups: 45
Success Rate: 10%

Richland Creek WMA - Trinity Unit

$ 0.00

/adult


All hunters must attend a mandatory orientation at 11:00 a.m. the first day of the hunt. Hunters arriving late will forfeit their position on the hunt. No exceptions will be made. Camping is allowed only in the Trinity Unit campground. The campground does not have water or electricity; however, restroom facilities are available at the check station.
Standbys may be available. Please call area to confirm.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Sep 30, 2022 – Oct 09, 2022
Oct 14, 2022 – Oct 23, 2022
Dec 09, 2022 – Dec 18, 2022
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
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Hunt Method
Compartment; The use of ATVs or ORVs is strongly suggested.
Baiting
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: 812
Permits/Groups: 160
Success Rate: 17%

E-Postcard Youth Archery Deer

Application Deadline: September 15, 2022

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

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 15, 2022 – Oct 16, 2022
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: 104
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate: 33%

E-Postcard Youth Deer

Application Deadline: September 15, 2022

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 29, 2022 – Oct 30, 2022
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
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: 149
Permits/Groups: 12
Success Rate: 27%

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. Hunting will begin immediately after orientation. 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 12, 2022 – Nov 13, 2022
Bag Limit
Two White-tailed Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Buck; A legal buck must have at least one unbranched antler or an inside main beam spread of at least 13 inches.
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

Keechi Creek WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


All hunters, including all supervising adults, must attend a mandatory orientation at 12:00 p.m. the first day of the hunt. No latecomers will be accepted. 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, 2022 – Nov 27, 2022
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 13 inches.
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Hunt Method
Compartment; The use of ATVs or ORVs is allowed.
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: 187
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate: 20%

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 22, 2022 – Oct 23, 2022
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: 245
Permits/Groups: 6
Success Rate: 43%

E-Postcard-Youth Deer Antlerless/Spike

Application Deadline: October 15, 2022

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 17, 2022 – Dec 18, 2022
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: 241
Permits/Groups: 4
Success Rate:

E-Postcard Youth/Adult Feral Hog

Application Deadline: November 01, 2022

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 – 3 people per application
Hunt Dates
Feb 04, 2023 – Feb 05, 2023
Bag Limit
Unlimited Feral Hogs
Unlimited Coyotes
Only Means Allowed
Centerfire Rifles with Mounted Scopes
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: 385
Permits/Groups: 46
Success Rate: 35%

E-Postcard Youth/Adult Waterfowl

Application Deadline: November 01, 2022

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 30, 2022 – Jan 01, 2023
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl North Zone Daily Bag Limits Apply
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Restrictions
Shooting hours end at noon. 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: 513
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate: 94%

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 30, 2022 – Jan 01, 2023
Bag Limit
Daily Waterfowl
Only Means Allowed
Shotguns
Hunt Restrictions
Shooting hours end at noon. 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: 395
Permits/Groups: 5
Success Rate:

Taylor Lakes, Playa Lakes WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 4 people per application
Hunt Dates
Dec 17, 2022 – Dec 18, 2022
Dec 31, 2022 – Jan 01, 2023
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: 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: 291
Permits/Groups: 2
Success Rate:

US Forest Service Anterless Deer Permits

USFS Antlerless Deer Permit - Adult

Application Deadline: September 15, 2022

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 05, 2022 – Jan 01, 2023
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 85
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Adult Only
Adult minimum age: 17
Last Year
Applicants: 416
Permits/Groups: 98
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 05, 2022 – Jan 01, 2023
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: 250
Permits/Groups: 170
Success Rate:

Caddo National Grasslands WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 05, 2022 – Jan 01, 2023
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only; Limit One Antlerless; Antlerless
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Centerfire Rifles
Muzzleloaders
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 100
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Adult Only
Adult minimum age: 17
Last Year
Applicants: 406
Permits/Groups: 60
Success Rate:

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 05, 2022 – Jan 01, 2023
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: 363
Permits/Groups: 170
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 05, 2022 – Jan 01, 2023
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 620
Fee per adult: $0.00
Fee per youth: $0.00
Age Requirements
Adult Only
Adult minimum age: 17
Last Year
Applicants: 1868
Permits/Groups: 638
Success Rate:

USFS Antlerless Deer Permit - Youth

Application Deadline: September 15, 2022

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 05, 2022 – Jan 01, 2023
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 15
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: 63
Permits/Groups: 17
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 05, 2022 – Jan 01, 2023
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only
Hunt Method
Entire Area
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:
Supervising adult minimum age:
Last Year
Applicants: 31
Permits/Groups: 30
Success Rate:

Caddo National Grasslands WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates
Nov 05, 2022 – Jan 01, 2023
Bag Limit
One White-tailed Deer; Antlerless Only; Limit One Antlerless; Antlerless
Only Means Allowed
All Archery Equipment
Centerfire Rifles
Muzzleloaders
Hunt Method
Entire Area
Baiting
Not allowed
Permits
Available: 50
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: 71
Permits/Groups: 20
Success Rate:

Moore Plantation WMA

$ 0.00

/adult


Winners will be mailed deer tags mid October.
No standbys available.
1 – 1 people per application
Hunt Dates