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Whitetail_512x219Aransas National Wildlife Refuge offers rifle and archery hunting opportunities to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.  

2016 Hunt Season Dates:

Archery:  October 1-9, scouting September 24-25 and September 30*
Rifle 1:  November 5-9, scouting November 4
Rifle 2:  November 26-30, scouting November 25
Rifle 3:  December 10-14, scouting December 9

*International Bowhunters' Education Class AND Bonus Scouting for those taking the class or who already have IBEP certification is September 10-11. Call 361-286-3559 for more information.

To purchase hunt permits through Kinsail Corporation, click here.

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

Area Closed to Waterfowl Hunting
In addition to the Refuge, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has jurisdiction over 12,934 acres of open bay waters established by Presidential Proclamation in 1938. Within these boundaries (click here for map), pursuing, hunting, taking, capturing or killing of migratory birds or attempting to take, capture or kill migratory birds is not permitted and is punishable by law.

Last Updated: Nov 02, 2016
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