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Gene Howe WMA - W.A. "Pat" Murphy Unit: Directions

Phone: (806) 323-8642
Canadian, TX 79014

Contact: James B. Baker

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


The W.A. (Pat) Murphy Unit of the Gene Howe WMA is located near the Oklahoma/Texas border in the northeastern section of the Texas panhandle. From Canadian Texas, take U.S. 60 east to Glazier, turn north on state highway 305.

Approximate driving distances (miles) from selected cities: Abilene: 285 Amarillo: 130 Austin: 540 College Station: 530 Corpus Christi: 760 Dallas: 445 El Paso: 680 Houston: 625 Lubbock: 255 San Antonio: 705