Mason Mountain WMA

Phone: (325) 347-5037
PO Box 1140
Mason, TX 76856

Contact: Mark Mitchell

Dates Open: Access is limited to hunters with a Special Permit. Contact Area Manager for specific dates.


Located in the Llano Uplift, Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area was a working exotic game ranch before Texas Parks and Wildlife Department acquired the tract in 1997. Today, 14 species of resident exotics provide excellent opportunities to study the effects of African ungulates on local habitat, and interactions between exotic and native wildlife. The resources of Mason Mountain WMA are dedicated to research concerning the ecology of the Central Mineral Region, and its application to wildlife management on private lands.

The Area is situated on the boundary between the Central Mineral Region and the Edwards Plateau, and as such, a variety of wildlife habitats are represented. About two-thirds of the Area consists of granite derived soils supporting a community of post oak and blackjack oak. The remainder of the Area is dominated by live oak and Texas oak on limestone derived soils. The topography of the Area is rough, with steep canyons, caliche hills, and granite outcrops. An 8-foot fence to facilitate scientific investigations encloses the Area. In order to properly manage the habitat, deer populations are maintained at approximately one deer to 12-15 acres, substantively lower than much of the Hill Country.

Hunter With Harvested Whitetail
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