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Chaparral WMA: Rules (CWMA)

Phone: (830) 676-3413
Fax: (830) 676-3493
South Texas Ecosystem Project Office
64 Chaparral WMA Dr.
Cotulla, TX 78014

Contact: Whitney Gann, Project Leader

Dates Open:

General Public Use is allowed uninterrupted from April 1 through August 31 each spring and summer. Contact area manager for additional dates or special events. Public Hunts are available annually by special permit, regular permit, and annual permit.

Area Biologists: Oscar Perez

Registration is required.

General Access

Public access to non-consumptive users is not available during scheduled regular or special permitted public hunt periods. Generally, public hunts are scheduled from September through March. The Chaparral WMA is open for non-consumptive use access during the period of April 1-August 31 with admittance through an access point located at the campground. Call the Area headquarters for further information.

Note: All hunters must sign in at the check station. A daily use fee or annual permit is required on regular permit hunts. Standby hunters wishing to participate in special hunts must be at the check station by 11:00 a.m. on the scheduled hunt start date.

Permits Required

Visitors 17 years of age and older must posses either an Annual Public Hunting (APH) Permit or Limited Public Use (LPU) Permit to utilize the WMA (no permit required for the driving tour and nature trails). These permits are available at all license sale locations in Texas or by calling 1-800 TXLIC4U (895-4248). Permits are not for sale at the WMA.