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Public Hunts Impacted in Hurricane Harvey Aftermath

Public Hunts Impacted in Hurricane Harvey Aftermath
Flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Spring Texas, a couple miles north of Houston off East Cypresswood Drive. (Shutterstock image)

Texas continues to deal with the impacts of Hurricane Harvey on outdoors activities.

Texas Parks and Wildlife announced it is canceling or postponing some scheduled public hunts at wildlife management areas and state parks along the coast due to Hurricane Harvey.

Flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Spring Texas, a couple miles north of Houston off East Cypresswood Drive. (Shutterstock image)

Both annual public hunting (APH) permit and drawn hunts for alligator and early teal season on several public hunting areas are affected, including the following:


Guadalupe Delta WMA


  • Mission Lake Unit drawn alligator hunts and APH early teal hunts have been canceled.
  • Guadalupe River Unit APH early teal hunts have been canceled until the county road into the area re-opens.
  • Hynes Bay Unit will be open for the APH early teal hunts;

Justin Hurst WMA — closed until Sept. 16;


Mad Island WMA — closed for the Sept. 9-10 APH early teal hunts; drawn alligator hunts will be conducted as scheduled;

J.D. Murphree WMA — Big Hill and Salt Bayou units have canceled all drawn alligator hunts and APH early teal hunts;

Sea Rim State Park — APH early teal hunt has been canceled;


Lower Neches WMA — Nelda Stark and Old River units will be open for APH early teal;

James Daughtrey WMA – drawn alligator hunts will be conducted as scheduled;

Angelina Neches/Dam B WMA – drawn alligator hunts will be conducted as scheduled.

Check the TPWD web site for updates.

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