Gene Howe WMA - W.A. "Pat" Murphy Unit: Other


Phone: (806) 323-8642
Canadian, TX 79014

Contact: James B. Baker

Dates Open: Open year round, except closed for Special Permit hunts.

Registration is required.

Other

Weapons

  • Persons may not possess a loaded firearm within a motor vehicle, except as provided for a disabled person.
  • Persons may not possess a loaded firearm within a designated campsite, designated parking area, or at the WMA headquarters or check station.
  • Persons may not discharge a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow from, onto, along, or across a designated road or campsite.
  • Persons may not use or display a firearm or other weapon in an obviously unsafe or threatening manner.
  • A person having a valid concealed handgun license may possess a concealed handgun on the WMA.
  • Persons may not possess buckshot unless authorized by the Department for a specific activity.
  • Persons may not use a rifle, handgun, or shotgun with slugs to take a game bird.
  • No target shooting or practice is permitted on the WMA.

Vehicles, ATV's

  • Vehicles are not permitted on the Murphy Unit, unless authorized.
  • Hunting is not permitted from a vehicle, except as provided for a disabled person.
  • Persons may not operate an all terrain vehicle (ATV) or 4-wheeler on public lands unless meeting qualifications for being disabled. In addition, a person operating ATV must have taken an ATV safety class as approved by the DPS, ATV must be registered in a county, and appropriate safety gear must be worn.

Camping

  • Camping is not permitted on the Murphy Unit.

General Conduct

  • Do not disturb or remove plants, rocks, soil, artifacts, or other objects from the Murphy Unit.
  • Users must comply with all instructions on permits, leaflets, and posted notices.
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