Guadalupe Delta WMA: Hunting

Phone: (361) 552-6637
13815 S. Hwy. 35
Port Lavaca, TX 77979

Contact: Kevin Kriegel

Dates Open:

Portions are open daily for fishing and nonconsumptive use. Contact the Area Manager for hunting or tour dates.


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 on the WMA

For current APH hunting information on the units of the Guadalupe Delta WMA, see the Guadalupe Delta WMA on the Public Hunting in Texas Search for an Area or Legal Game tool.

WMA Units Maps and Hunting Regulations

Youth Hunting

For more information on hunter education requirements, permits and fees see the following:

Special Permit Hunts

Special Permit Hunts are found in the Texas Public Hunt System for drawn hunts on the Drawn Hunt Catalog Special Permits Hunts webpage.

Those hunting with a drawn hunt special permit do not need to purchase an Annual Public Hunting (APH) Permit; for more information on special permit hunts, see Drawn Hunts on the TPWD website.

See What You Need to Know Public Hunting in Texas: Prohibited Acts webpage for restrictions.