2016 Hunt Season Dates:
Archery: October 1-9, scouting September 24-25 and September 30*Rifle 1: November 5-9, scouting November 4Rifle 2: November 26-30, scouting November 25Rifle 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 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. Area Closed to Waterfowl HuntingIn
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.
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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.