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  • The White Oak Creek WMA is located in Bowie, Cass, Morris and Titus counties, in northeast Texas, near the Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas border. ...
  • The Welder Flats WMA has 1480 acres of submerged coastal wetlands in the San Antonio Bay area located in Calhoun County....
  • The Area is bounded on the north side by the South Llano River State Park, and consists of approximately 2,155 acres of rough Texas Hill Country composed of limestone hills with dense stands of junipe...
  • The Tony Houseman WMA is a cooperative effort between the Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Parks and Wildlife...
  • Texas Point National Wildlife Refuges, located on the upper Texas Coast. The two refuges supply important feeding and resting areas for migrating and wintering populations of waterfowl....
  • The Somerville WMA, part of Lake Somerville State Park Complex, has 3,180 acres located in Burleson and Lee Counties west southwest of Somerville....
  • The Sierra Diablo WMA, 11,624 acres, is named for and located in the mountain range extending north and south along the Hudspeth and Culberson county line. The Area was acquired by Texas Parks and Wil...
  • The Sam Houston National Forest, one of four National Forests in Texas, is located 50 miles north of Houston. The forest contains 163, 037 acres between Huntsville, Conroe, Cleveland and Richards, Tex...
  • The Richland Creek WMA was named for Richland Creek, a tributary to the Trinity River, which flowed through the property prior to the construction of Richland-Chambers reservoir....
  • The WMA was purchased to protect freshwater wetland habitat for wintering waterfowl and other birds. Redhead Pond offers a unique opportunity to view large concentrations of wild birds within a short ...
  • The Ray Roberts Lake WMA has 41,303 acres located in Denton, Cooke and Grayson counties, just north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area and is managed under a license agreement with the US Army Corps of Eng...
  • The Taylor Lakes Unit is located in the rolling plains of the Panhandle in north Texas, Donley County, near Clarendon. Clarendon was one of the first settlements in the area....
  • The Pat Mayse WMA consists of 8,925 acres located in the Post Oak Savannah Ecological Region on the western edge of the Pat Mayse Reservoir in northern Lamar County....
  • The Old Tunnel WMA is the smallest Wildlife Management Area in Texas, containing only 16.1 acres of land....
  • The Old Sabine Bottom WMA has 5,158 acres located north of Tyler in Smith County. The area is five miles northeast of Lindale. The WMA is bounded on the west by FM 1804 and meanders between the Old Sa...
  • The North Toledo Bend WMA has 3,650 acres and is located in Shelby County, adjacent to Toledo Bend Reservoir. The WMA is managed under a license agreement with the Sabine River Authority of Texas. ...
  • The Nannie M. Stringfellow WMA has approximately 3,664 acres located in Brazoria County. The WMA consists of primarily a coastal bottomland hardwood forest which lies within the San Bernard River floo...
  • The Moore Plantation Wildlife Management Area has 26,772 acres and is located in Sabine and Jasper Counties in the Pineywoods Ecological Region of southeast Texas....
  • The Mission-Aransas Reserve is a large contiguous complex of wetland, terrestrial and marine environments named for the two river systems that flow into it. Located on the Texas Coastal Bend 30 miles ...
  • The Matador Wildlife Management Area (MWMA) is located in the central Rolling Plains of Cottle County, Texas....
  • Located in the Llano Uplift, Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area was a working exotic game ranch before Texas Parks and Wildlife Department acquired the tract in 1997....
  • The Mad Island WMA was purchased to preserve coastal wetland habitat for wintering waterfowl. Conservation tours are scheduled during the year for visitors to observe hundreds of bird species along th...
  • The M.O. Neasloney WMA has 100 acres located in Gonzales County, south of Luling, midway between Luling and Gonzales....
  • The Lower Neches WMA has 7,998 acres located near Bridge City in Orange County. The Atakapan Indians, a tribe associated with southeastern US bands, lived in this area for centuries....
  • On the most southern tip of Texas, along the shores of the Laguna Madre, dense patches of thorny brush rise among unique wind-blown clay dunes called “lomas.” In a region of Texas some call the la...
  • The Kerr Wildlife Management Area is owned and operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. This area was selected as a land base for the Edwards Plateau ecological area to develop and manage ...
  • Keechi Creek Wildlife Management Area (KCWMA) is located in northeastern Leon County, and lies within the Post Oak Savannah Ecological Region. The area contains 1,500 acres of mostly bottomland hardwo...
  • The Justin Hurst WMA is located west of Freeport near Jones Creek in Brazoria County. The Area has 10,311 acres which were purchased using waterfowl stamp funds from 1985 to 1987....
  • The James E. Daughtrey Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a 4,400 acres low fenced multiple-use recreational area surrounding Choke Canyon Reservoir. ...
  • The J. D. Murphree WMA is a 24,250 acre tract of fresh, intermediate and brackish water within the prairie-marsh zone along the upper coast of Texas. ...
  • The GEWMA's primary purpose is to function as a wildlife research and demonstration area for the Post Oak Savannah Ecoregion....
  • In the late 70's the Guadalupe delta area was identified by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife as a wetlands area that needed to be preserved to protect the wildlife habitat...
  • The Granger WMA has 10,888 acres located in Williamson County. This area in east central Texas is part of the Blackland Prairies Ecological Region....
  • The Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area GHWMA has 5,886 acres located along the Canadian River in the Northern Rolling Plains of Hemphill County....
  • Elephant Mountain WMA consists of 23,147 acres within the Trans-Pecos Ecological Region of west Texas. The WMA is located along the east side of SH 118, approximately 26 miles south of Alpine, in Brew...
  • he D.R. Wintermann WMA has 246 acres and is located in Wharton County. A former rice farm, a section of the WMA was used to develop a wetlands area with water from the Colorado River....
  • Cooper WMA has 14,160 acres in Delta and Hopkins counties, adjacent to Jim Chapman Lake/Cooper Dam (19,280 acres). The WMA is managed under a license agreement with the US Army Corps of Engineers....
  • The Chaparral WMA (CWMA) was purchased in 1969 with Pittman - Robertson funds to serve as a research and demonstration area for the Rio Grande Plains ecological area....
  • The Cedar Creek Islands WMA is comprised of three islands totaling 160 acres in Cedar Creek Reservoir, Henderson County....
  • The Candy Cain Abshier WMA has 207 acres located along Galveston Bay and Trinity Bay, near Smith Point in Chambers County and is one of a few public access points on the Texas coast....
  • The Candy Cain Abshier WMA has 207 acres located along Galveston Bay and Trinity Bay, near Smith Point in Chambers County and is one of a few public access points on the Texas coast....
  • Caddo National Grassland is a National Grassland in the southern Great Plains, consisting of two separate sections located in northeastern and southeastern Fannin County, Texas....
  • Caddo, consisting of 484 acres, boasts nine CCC-built cabins, now renovated to include bathrooms and kitchens, and a group recreation or dining hall. About 60 campsites accommodate campers in tents an...
  • Brazoria is a vital complex of coastal wetlands and prairie harboring more than 300 bird species....
  • Strands of sun, soil, and air are woven into a beautifully connected patchwork of plants and animals. The last Ice Age pushed plants from other parts of the country into a close neighborhood....
  • Big Lake Bottom WMA (BLBWMA) lies adjacent to the Trinity River and is located about 10 miles southwest of Palestine, Texas in Anderson County....
  • The Bannister WMA has 25,695 acres located in San Augustine County part of the Angelina National Forest. The WMA is operated under a Memorandum of Agreement with the US Forest Service....
  • The Atkinson Island WMA is the southern portion of Atkinson Island, a long, narrow island in the very northern tip of Galveston Bay on the edge of Harris and Chambers County....
  • Aransas NWR was originally established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937 as a “refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife…”, “…for use as an inviolate sanctua...
  • The Angelina Neches/Dam B WMA is located in Jasper and Tyler Counties in the fork of the Angelina River, Neches River and the B.A. Steinhagen Reservoir. ...
  • The Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is a wildlife conservation area along the coast of Texas (USA), west of the town of High Island, Texas. It borders East Bay, part of the Galveston Bay comple...
  • The Alazan Bayou WMA has 2,063 acres located in southern Nacogdoches County. The WMA was purchased in 1991 to preserve mature bottomland hardwood forests adjacent to the Angelina River....
  • The Alabama Creek WMA has 14,561acres located in Trinity County. The WMA is part of the Davy Crockett National Forest and is operated under a Memorandum of Agreement with the US Forest Service. ...