Alert

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.

Seasons by Animal & Category

Special Seasons

  1. Archery-only
    Restricted to legal archery and crossbow equipment
  2. Falconry
    Restricted to falconry hunting
  1. Muzzleloader Deer
    Restricted to muzzleloading guns
  2. Youth-Only
    Age-restricted hunting seasons

Game Animals

  1. Alligator
    Regular season
  2. Javelina
    Regular & no closed season
  3. Mule Deer
    Regular & archery season
  1. Pronghorn
    Regular season by permit
  2. Squirrel
    Youth & regular season
  3. White-tailed Deer
    General, archery, youth & late antlerless season

Upland Game Birds

  1. Chachalaca
    Regular season
  2. Pheasant
    Regular season
  1. Quail
    Regular season
  2. Turkey
    Regular fall, regular spring & archery seasons

Migratory Game Birds

  1. Common Snipe
    Regular season
  2. Dove
    Regular, special & falconry seasons
  3. Duck
    Regular, youth & falconry seasons
  4. Goose
    Canada, Light and Dark & White-fronted seasons
  1. Rails, Gallinules & Moorhens
    Regular & falconry seasons
  2. Sandhill Cranes
    Regular season
  3. Teal
    Regular season
  4. Woodcock
    Regular & falconry seasons

Other Animals

  1. Rabbits & Hares
    No closed season
  2. Fur-Bearing Animals
    Badger, Beaver, Fox, Mink, Muskrat, Nutria, Opossum, Otter, Raccoon, Ring-tailed cat, Skunk
  3. Non-Game Animals
    Armadillos, Bobcats, Coyotes, Flying Squirrels, Frogs, Mountain lions, Porcupines, Prairie dogs, Turtles
It is unlawful for any person to hunt threatened, endangered, or protected non-game species.
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