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 RefugeRifle: White-tailed deer and feral hog -- $135 for a two-day hunt Archery: White-tailed deer and feral hog -- $65 for a nine-day huntThe 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 UnitTexas 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.
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The Matagorda Island Unit of the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is part of long chain of barrier islands that extend down the Texas coastline. This rugged landscape is host or home to many amazing wildlife species, including whooping cranes, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, reddish egrets, alligators and coyotes.