Mason Mountain WMA: Rules
Phone: (325) 347-5037
PO Box 1140
Mason, TX 76856
Dates Open: Access is limited to hunters with a Special Permit. Contact Area Manager for specific dates.
Registration is required.
- No camping is allowed on the area. Lodging is available on the area in the hunting lodge. Rooms rent for $80.00 per night and sleep four people. Single beds may be rented in the dorm room for $20.00 per night. Two bathrooms are available and shared by everyone in the lodge, as is the kitchen and living room. Lodging is available off of the area (hotels, bed and breakfasts, camping) in Mason (6 miles).
- Hunters take their own vehicle to the hunting area. A 4-wheel drive is recommended for some areas and a high clearance is recommended for all areas. Use of all terrain vehicles (ATV's) is prohibited, except by disabled persons.
- Hunter education is required of hunters born on or after September 2, 1971 (See Hunting Guide for more information).
- On all hunts, except archery (ADE) and dove, all hunters must wear a minimum of 400 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material with orange headwear and 144 inches appearing on both the chest and back.
- Hunters should report to the check station by 11:00 am on the first day of the hunt. Hunts end at 12:00 noon on the last day of the hunt.
- All standby hunters are required to be at the check station before 12:00 noon on the first day of the hunt. Standby hunters arriving after 12:00 noon will not be allowed to participate in the drawing.
- All general permit hunts are by assigned compartment or blind. Most blinds are box blind type but do not have roofs; therefore rain protection may be necessary.
- All hunters must check in and out at the hunter check station located at the area complex.
- Non hunting persons will not be allowed to accompany hunting permit holders onto hunting areas with the exception of a non-hunting adult assisting a permitted disabled hunter or youth during the youth only (YDE) hunt.
- It is an offense for a person to be under the influence of alcohol or consume an alcoholic beverage while engaged in a hunting activity, or to publicly consume or display an alcoholic beverage while on a wildlife management area.
Visitors 17 years of age and older must posses an Annual Public Hunting (APH) Permit or Limited Public Use (LPU) Permit to utilize the WMA (no permit required for the driving tour and nature trails).