Mason Mountain WMA: Hunting

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.

Registration is required.


Hunting Permitted

Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) have rules and regulations for hunting not required on private property. Hunters must possess a valid hunting license, the appropriate tags and stamps, as well as the proper public hunting permit. Permits include: Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH), computer drawn Special Permits, and the Regular Permit, which allows daily small game hunting on some areas. Hunters 16 years of age and younger are not required to have a hunting permit, but must have a hunting license and be supervised by a licensed, permitted adult, 18 years of age or older. Hunters and non-hunters must wear hunter orange during daylight hours at any time when firearm hunting for any species is authorized on the unit (except turkeys, waterfowl, and dove). For more details see the rules page for this WMA, the Summary of Fishing and Hunting Regulations and Public Hunting Lands Information and Maps.

Annual Public Hunting Permit Hunts

Hunting on Mason Mountain WMA is utilized as a population management tool to maintain wildlife populations at or below the carrying capacity of the habitat. As a result, the deer density is lower than most hill country deer herds. The added presence of exotic ungulates means that the desired white-tailed density is even lower than expected for a well-managed ranch.

The entire WMA is enclosed and crossed fenced into four pastures by an 8-foot deer-proof fence. This creates four different deer herds and allows for different management schemes and goals. Varying number and species of exotic wildlife are present in each pasture.

The Mason Mountain WMA hunting program is designed around maintaining a healthy deer population, herd composition, and age structure while still providing hunter opportunity.

For current Annual Public Hunting permit information see the Mason Mountain WMA Unit #749 Map and Legal Game PDF.