James E. Daughtrey: Wildlife Viewing (DWMA)
Phone: (830) 676-3413
Fax: (830) 676-3493
64 Chaparral WMA Dr.
Cotulla, TX 78014
Dates Open: Limited access. Contact the Area Manager for details.
San Miguel boat ramp closed Feb. 28 - May 12, 2011
Closed for Special Permit hunts
Land Portion of WMA (including access to the lake through the WMA)
Viewing wildlife is an enjoyable activity that is available in many of the Wildlife Management Areas of Texas.
The James E Daughtrey WMA's location by Choke Canyon Reservoir makes the area attractive to many species of wildlife. The Area is known for the variety of birds attracted to the lake and surrounding habitat. A bird checklist is available at the Choke Canyon State Park HQ office. Predominant birds that visit are wading and shorebirds, waterfowl, North American migratory birds and native southern Texas species. Game animals can be seen when hunting season is over. White-tailed deer, wild turkey, feral hogs, foxes, bobcats, coyotes and javelina can be observed in specific sections. An area near the WMA headquarters permits the visitor to take a self-guided tour along a Native Trail. A booklet describing native vegetation is available at the entrance.