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Gene Howe WMA: Directions

Phone: (806) 323-8642

Contact: James B. Baker

Dates Open: Open year round, except entire area closed for special hunts


From Dallas take IH 30W for 46 miles to the west of Fort Worth where IH 20 intersects with IH 30W. Take IH 20W for about 130 miles to Abilene. From Abilene take US 83N to Canadian about 260 miles.

The GHWMA is located 7 miles north of Canadian in Hemphill County. From US 83N /US 60 turn right (east) on FM 2266 and go about six miles to the registration and information station.

Approximate driving distances (miles) from selected cities: Abilene: 265, Amarillo: 110, Austin: 520, College Station: 510, Corpus Christi: 740, Dallas: 425, El Paso: 660, Houston: 605, Lubbock: 235, San Antonio: 685