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Hunting is one of the priority recreational uses on National Wildlife Refuges and compatible with the mission of this refuge. While enjoying this traditional, recreational activity, hunters help manage these lands for the benefit of wildlife and you.

Some of the best waterfowl hunting opportunities in Southeast Texas are available seasonally on Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. Blue and green-winged teal, mottled duck, gadwall, pintail and shoveler are a few of the species hunted among the different hunt units. 

Waterfowl hunting is permitted in designated areas, including the Pace Tract and parts of the East Unit and Middleton Tract. Hunters must contact refuge headquarters in the fall before waterfowl hunting season to obtain current hunting regulations and permits. Possession of firearms on the refuge is unlawful except in designated areas during hunting season.  

Normally, forty percent of the refuge is open to waterfowl hunting. Three different hunt units provide access to hunt areas by foot or by boat. An accessible hunt blind is also available on a first-come, first-served basis for hunters with a disability.  

Portions of the refuge are open to hunters free of charge. East Unit Hunt permit is $10 a day or $40 for an annual permit. No user fee is required for hunters under 16 years of age. This permit is available the morning of the hunt and is required before entry of the East Unit Hunt Area.  

* All hunters are required to carry a signed general permit while hunting on the refuge.*

To find out more about hunting opportunities, seasons and regulations, please contact the refuge.  

Helpful Information  

  2016 Alligator Hunter Application
  2016-17 Waterfowl Hunting Regulations

 East Unit Map 

Hunting Rules and Regulations (Texas Parks & Wildlife)  

Last Updated: Aug 25, 2016
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