Pat Murphy WMA: Wildlife Viewing

Phone: (806) 269-1031
Canadian, TX 79014

Contact: Kelli Bashaw

Dates Open: Open year-round, except closed for Special Permit hunts.

Registration is required.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing Permitted

Viewing wildlife is an enjoyable activity that is available in many of the Wildlife Management Areas of Texas.

Wildlife viewing is allowed on the Murphy Unit year round, except during special permitted hunts. Numerous wildlife species occur on the Murphy Unit, including bobwhite quail, scaled quail, Rio Grande turkey, lesser prairie-chicken, pronghorn, white-tailed deer, mule deer, coyote, bobcat, black-tailed jackrabbit, raccoon, eastern cottontail, Texas horned lizard, mourning dove, prairie rattlesnake, and western massasauga rattlesnake, and occasionally waterfowl during the winter. There are no trails; however, the entire area is open for viewing. Access is by foot traffic only.