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Matador WMA: Directions

Phone: (806) 492-3405
3036 FM 3256
Paducah, TX 79248

Contact: Chip Ruthven

Dates Open: Year round.
Exception: Entire Area Closed for Special Permit Hunts

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From IH 20 west of Fort Worth, take US Hwy 83 at Abilene, north 125 miles to Paducah. To reach the Matador WMA, travel about 8 miles north of Paducah (22 miles south of Childress) on Highway 83, then turn west on FM 3256 and go another two miles. The WMA is at the end of FM 3256.

Matador Wildlife Management Area Road Map