Moore Plantation WMA: Hunting

Phone: (936) 639-8620
8096 FM 2782
Nacogdoches, TX 75964

Contact: Cody Dunagan

Dates Open: Open year round.


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

For current APH information see: the APH section.

General Hunt Information

Public hunting of white-tailed deer, feral hog, waterfowl, dove, other migratory game birds, squirrel, quail, rabbits, hares, predators, furbearers, and frogs is permitted. The wildlife habitats created by Toledo Bend and Sam Rayburn Reservoirs have an impact on migratory waterfowl. These lakes offer feeding and resting grounds for migratory birds before they proceed south toward the Gulf Coast. There is also a resident population of wood ducks that remains on the forest year-round.

Note: Roads may be closed on a seasonal basis. For more information on the National Forest, please call (409) 787-3870.

White-tailed Deer: Bag Limit: 1 buck and 2 anterless.

Special Regulations:

  • No access permit or on-site registration required.
  • There will be a mandatory deer check station during opening weekend of the general/gun season.
  • All deer harvested from the beginning of legal shooting hours on Saturday, November 4 until noon on Sunday, November 5 must be checked at a designated deer check station.
  • Check station hours will be from sunrise until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and sunrise until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.