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Pat Mayse: Hunting (WMA)

Phone: (903) 905-2207

Contact: Simon Chavez

Dates Open: Open year round, except entire area closed for Special Permit hunts.


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.

Information is available in the Annual Public Hunting Permit page and book that is provided to purchasers of the APH Permit. Special Permit Drawn hunts are available for white-tailed deer gun hunts in the fall and eastern turkey in the spring. Drawn hunt information is provided below the Hunt Calendar. During Drawn hunts the Pat Mayse Wildlife Management Area is closed to hunters with the APH Permit.

Answers to many questions may be found on the Rules for Pat Mayse WMA page under hunting.

Primitive campsites are available to hunters near the check station at no cost. There is no water or electricity available.