Somerville WMA: Activities at a Glance


Phone: (979) 289-2392
Address:
6280 FM 180
Ledbetter, TX 78946

Contact: Darrell Fischer

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

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 Somerville WMA

Biking

Biking Permitted

Bicycling is a healthy and enjoyable activity that is available in many of the Wildlife Management Areas of Texas.

In the Middle Yegua Creek area there are hunting trails and oilfield service roads open for bike riding. The hunting trails are more rugged and a mountain bike is recommended.

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.

Fishing is permitted on Yegua and Nails Creek. The predominant species are white bass and catfish. Gar and carp are also available.

Hiking

Hiking Permitted

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.

Oil field roads and hunter access trails are also used for walking. Check the WMA map available at Lake Somerville State Park for boundaries.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing Permitted

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

A birding checklist and WMA map are available at Lake Somerville State Park.

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