Notice of WMA Closures

Recent flooding in east Texas has impacted the ecosystem, wildlife and infrastructure of several TPWD WMAs. For this reason, TPWD has cancelled all drawn deer hunts at Richland Creek and Big Lake Bottom for the 2015-16 hunting season. At present, hunts by Annual Public Hunting Permit for the 2015-2016 season will be available as scheduled.

Image Gallery

Entrance to Richland Creek WMA.
Vegetation dead zone at Richland Creek.
Road damage at Richland Creek.
North Unit kiosk at Richland Creek.
Richland Creek wheelchair-accessible blind with 3' tower.
8-foot fence on a research plot at Richland Creek.
Pipe gate at Big Lake Bottom.
Deer stand at Richland Creek stands in 7' of water.
3' deer stand tower at Big Lake Bottom.