Sam Houston National Forest WMA: Hunting


Phone: (936) 569-8547
Address:
8096 FM 2782
Nacogdoches, TX 75964

Contact: Adam Terry

Dates Open: Open year round.

Hunting

Hunting Permitted

Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) have rules and regulations for hunting not required on private property. Hunters must possess a valid hunting license, the appropriate tags and stamps, as well as the proper public hunting permit. Permits include: Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH), computer drawn Special Permits, and the Regular Permit, which allows daily small game hunting on some areas. Hunters 16 years of age and younger are not required to have a hunting permit, but must have a hunting license and be supervised by a licensed, permitted adult, 18 years of age or older. Hunters and non-hunters must wear hunter orange during daylight hours at any time when firearm hunting for any species is authorized on the unit (except turkeys, waterfowl, and dove). For more details see the rules page for this WMA, the Summary of Fishing and Hunting Regulations and Public Hunting Lands Information and Maps.

The Sam Houston National Forest WMA has rules and regulations for hunting not required on private property. Hunters must possess a valid hunting license, the appropriate tags and stamps, as well as the Annual Public Hunting Permit. Hunters 16 years of age and younger are not required to have a hunting permit, but must have a hunting license and be supervised by a licensed, permitted adult 18 years of age or older. With few exceptions, hunters and those accompanying them in the field must wear hunter orange while hunting on the area. For more details on hunting, see the rules page for this WMA, The Outdoor Annual, and the Public Hunting Lands Map Booklet.

An Annual Public Hunting (APH) Permit is required. Check the Public Hunting Lands map Booklet and the Outdoor Annual for current legal species, season dates and bag limits. Antlerless deer may be harvested with a special WMA permit: call 936-344-6205 before October 1 for current application instructions. Other game species found at the Sam Houston WMA include wild hogs, turkey, ducks, dove, rabbit and squirrel.

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