Justin Hurst: Activities at a Glance (WMA)
Phone: (979) 233-8729
Dates Open: Portions open year round, except for Special Permit hunts and scheduled tours. Contact the Area Manager for specific dates.
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.
Bicycling is a healthy and enjoyable activity that is available in many of the Wildlife Management Areas of Texas.
The Bryan Beach Unit has access to the Gulf of Mexico where you can fish for saltwater species and the section where the Brazos River enters the Gulf can be fished for freshwater species.
Hiking is an enjoyable activity that is available in many of the Wildlife Management Areas of Texas. Since potable water is not available on many of the Wildlife Management Areas, it is a good idea to bring plenty of drinking water.
Viewing wildlife is an enjoyable activity that is available in many of the Wildlife Management Areas of Texas.
Primitive camping is available on the beach or on the dunes at the Bryan Beach Unit. Fishing and hunting are also permitted. An Annual Public Hunting Permit and Hunting/Fishing License are required.
Note: Fishing the shore area is easier to access by boat.