J.D. Murphree WMA: Activities at a Glance


Phone: (409) 736-2551
Address:
10 Parks & Wildlife Dr.
Port Arthur, TX 77640

Contact: Jim Sutherlin

Dates Open: Fishing, wildlife viewing and other non-consumptive uses are available seasonally as provided by information in the TPWD Public Hunting Lands Permit Map Booklet. These activities are limited during scheduled public hunts for September teal and regular waterfowl, feral hog and alligator seasons.

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.

Detailed Hunting Information for the J.D. Murphree WMA

Fishing

Fishing Permitted

For general information on fishing requirements and restrictions, see the General Rules of the Texas Fishing Guide. For information on fishing licenses, stamps, and tags, see Fishing Licenses.

Detailed Fishing Information for the J.D. Murphree WMA

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing Permitted

Viewing wildlife is an enjoyable activity that is available in many of the Wildlife Management Areas of Texas.

Detailed Wildlife Viewing Information for the J.D. Murphree WMA

Other

CAMPING

Camping is available at nearby Sea Rim State Park and Sabine Pass Battleground State Park and Historic Site: Texas Parks and Wildlife - State Parks

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