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Whitetail_512x219Hunting is one of the priority recreational uses on National Wildlife Refuges and compatible with the mission of this refuge.

Access to the Aransas archery hunt area for stand recovery will be provided Tuesday, October 22 through Thursday, October 31 from 07:30 am - 07:00 pm. If additional days are required, please call or email so we can accommodate you.


The refuge offers rifle and archery hunts for the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
Rifle: White-tailed deer and feral hog -- $135 for a two-day hunt
Archery: White-tailed deer and feral hog -- $65 for a nine-day hunt
The rifle and archery hunts are half price for youth (17 or under)

To participate in the refuge’s hunt program, please contact Kinsail

Matagorda Island Unit
Texas Parks and Wildlife administers limited hunts on Matagorda Island for white-tailed deer, feral hog and waterfowl. To participate, please contact Texas Parks and Wildlife

Last Updated: Oct 23, 2013
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