Hunting and Fishing at the Texas Mid-Coast Refuge ComplexSargent Permit Hunt has been cancelled due to severe drought conditions. If habitat conditions change and we reopen the hunt during the season, it will be posted on this website.
Hunting at Big Boggy NWR
Big Boggy is only open to the public for the waterfowl hunting season and for special tours. Two public hunting areas are available throughout the regular waterfowl hunting season. No special use permits or fees are required. For details please view the link listed below or contact the complex office at 979/964-4011.
REFUGE MAP - A detailed printable map of Big Boggy NWR.
HUNTING REGULATIONS (Adobe Acrobat file)
Hunting & Fishing at Brazoria
Waterfowl hunting for ducks, geese, and coots is permitted on Christmas Point Hunting Area (southeast of the Intracoastal Waterway on 4,000 acres) reached by boat access only and on Middle Bayou (1500 acres), reached by both walk-in and boat access. The regular waterfowl season runs from late Oct. through mid-Jan. For details please view the links listed below or contact the complex office at 979/964-4011. No fees are charged and no special use permits are required for hunting these areas.
Fishing is allowed year-round. The refuge has a handicapped fishing area at Bastrop Bayou. To reach the designated area, cross over the bridge and circle under it. Bank fishing for redfish, spotted seatrout, black drum, sheepshead, and flounder is allowed at the Clay Banks, which are accessible via a gravel road running south from the Bastrop fishing pier, and at the Salt Lake area. Boat fishing is permitted on Salt, Nicks, and Lost lakes by way of the Intracoastal Waterway or Bastrop Bayou. Boats are not allowed to be launched at the Salt Lake Fishing Area parking lot
REFUGE MAP (Adobe Acrobat file, 1.7M) - A detailed printable map of Brazoria NWR.
HUNTING & FISHING REGULATIONS (Adobe Acrobat file)
Hunting & Fishing at San Bernard NWR
Anglers can fish and crab on Cedar and Cow Trap Lakes, and Cedar Lake Creek. A public boat ramp provides access to Cedar Lake Creek. Bank fishing is available at Cedar Lake Creek public fishing area.
Designated areas of Cedar Lakes, Cow Trap Lakes, Salt Bayou, and Smith Marsh are open to boat access waterfowl hunting. These public hunting areas do not require special use permits or fees. The Sargent Permit Waterfowl Hunt allows walk-in or boat access. For details please view the links listed below or contact the complex office at 979/964-4011.
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