Elephant Mountain WMA: Hunting

Phone: (432) 364-2228
109 S. Cockrell
Alpine, TX 79830

Contact: Cody McEntire

Dates Open: Year round except: except entire area closed for special hunts
Driving Tour is open May 1 through August 30, annually.

Registration is required.


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.

Desert bighorn have been released on the area. Hunters must use caution when hunting for other species. Limited permits for desert bighorn have been issued through the Texas Grand slam program. To date, nine hunts for bighorn have taken place at Elephant Mountain WMA.

Small game hunting at Elephant Mountain WMA includes mourning and white-winged doves, rabbits, hares, and scaled quail. Hunters holding an Annual Public Hunting Permit should register in the self-registration station located near the entrance. Permits are not sold at the WMA and should be obtained prior to arriving to hunt. Hunts for desert mule deer and white-tailed deer are administered through an annual computer drawing, see the Drawn Hunts webpage.

Elephant Mountain WMA Map and Hunting regulations media download(PDF 149.5 KB).

Regular Permit Hunts

There are NO DEER HUNTS by APH Permit on this area.

Special Regulations:
  1. On-site registration is required.
  2. Hunting is prohibited within 1/4 (quarter) mile of all buildings and facilities.
  3. See Prohibited Acts for further restrictions.