Pat Murphy WMA: Rules

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

Contact: Kelli Bashaw

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

Registration is required.

General Access

Permits Required

The Annual Public Hunting (APH) Permit allows an adult access to WMA designated public hunting areas for dove and quail hunting without having to pay a daily entrance fee. An APH Permit is not needed for Special Permit hunts when drawings are conducted at Texas Parks and Wildlife Headquarters in Austin. All deer and turkey hunting is by Special Permit drawing. The Limited Public Use (LPU) Permit allows an adult to enter, camp, bird watch, hike, fish, horseback ride, etc. on the WMA but they may not hunt on the WMA or possess firearms or archery equipment.