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Buck_512x219Hunting is one of the priority recreational uses on National Wildlife Refuges and compatible with the mission of this refuge.  Hunters help maintain wildlife populations that can potentially destroy habitat important to many other wildlife species, including the Golden-cheeked warbler and Black-capped vireo.  While enjoying this traditional, recreational activity, hunters help manage these lands for the benefit of wildlife and you.

The refuge offers hunts for dove in September and for white-tailed deer, turkey, feral hogs on several weekends in November and December.  All of the hunts include opportunities for youths and hunters with disabilities.  

Dove Hunt:
Click here for the Dove Hunt brochure and map.

Big Game Hunt: 

Persons with Disabilities Hunt: Available to hunters (youth and adult) with disabilities possessing a pertinent and valid proof of disability.  Call (512)339-9432 ext 90 for details. 

2015 Big Game Hunt brochure and map.

Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge map and description of all Hunt Units 

Applications for the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildife Refuge Big Game Hunt are processed through Kinsail Corporation and can be applied for here at Please contact Kinsail for questions concerning on-line applications and/or payment information at 703-994-4194.  

Last Day to Apply is September 14, 2015. 

All Terrain Vehicles are permitted on refuge Big Game Hunts.  Learn more here.

Hunt Fees: 

--$10 -- Big Game Hunt application fee (non-refundable) for all participants who wish to be included in the lottery drawing for the deer, turkey, and feral hogs. If drawn, additional $50 permit fee.       Youth Hunt application fee (non-refundable) only.
-- $20 -- Dove Hunt, permit issued at refuge. 

Helpful Links:  
Texas Parks and Wildlife Regulations  

Page Photo Credits — White-tailed deer / Jim Baines ©
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2015
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