Mad Island WMA: Rules

Phone: (979) 323-9579
2200 7th Street, 3rd Floor
Bay City, TX 77414

Contact: Lang Alford

Dates Open:

Due to Tropical Storm Nicholas, drawn Special Permit Alligator Management Hunts scheduled for the Mad Island Wildlife Management Area (Unit #729) on September 14-16, 2021 has been canceled.

Open on specific days during early teal season and South Zone waterfowl season. Open during drawn hunts for alligator, feral hog, and white-tailed deer. A reservation is needed for wildlife tours. Contact the Area Manager for specific dates.

General Access

The Mad Island WMA is located nine miles east of Collegeport on the upper Texas coast and consists of fresh to brackish marsh. The Gulf of Mexico and Intracoastal Waterway forms the southern boundary of the Area.

Permits Required

Visitors 17 years of age or older must possess an Annual Public Hunting (APH) Permit or Limited Public Use (LPU) Permit. Permits for waterfowl hunts are issued at the check station the day of the hunt.