Practice social distancing even when outdoors.

Please follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

WMA Operations Update.

Campgrounds at TPWD Wildlife Management Areas are closed to overnight camping. Winners of drawn hunts need to contact the hunt managers for further information.

See list of temporary closures and operations adjustments.


Gene Howe WMA: Rules

Phone: (806) 323-8642

Contact: James B. Baker

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

Registration is required.

General Access

The Area is situated along the Canadian River in the north east corner of the Texas panhandle. Designated public hunting roads enter the various sections allowing visitors to reach interior undisturbed environment.

Some areas on the GHWMA are inaccessible with two-wheel drive vehicles. Therefore, four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended to gain access to these areas. Due to high water levels during the winter, some of the bottomlands are not accessible even with a four-wheel drive.

Permits Required

Visitors 17 years of age and older must possess an Annual Public Hunting (APH)Permit or Limited Public Use (LPU Permit).