Las Palomas WMA, Lower Rio Grande Valley Units: Hunting

Phone: (956) 498-4791
154B Lakeview Drive
Weslaco, TX 78596

Contact: Jimmy Stout

Dates Open: Open year round, except 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.

Annual Public Hunting Permit Hunts

For current APH information see the Annual Public Hunting page.

Hunting is generally allowed for mourning doves, quail, rabbits and hares. Dove hunting is the main use of the WMA. Public Hunts are scheduled when conditions warrant. Check with the area manager for hunting information.

The units of the Las Palomas WMA are located in the area where the Special Season White-Winged Dove hunts are designated. Check the Seasons by Animal in the Outdoor Annual for the current dates and bag limits.

Special Regulations:

On-site registration is required. No trapping is allowed and the use of horses is prohibited.