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WMA Waterfowl Permit Hunts

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WRICE Program Private Land Fields 

  • WRICE Program fields are private land that have been leased by the AGFC for increased waterfowl habitat and hunting opportunity, please treat them as though they were your own.
  • Hunting is allowed by drawn permit each weekend of regular duck season and the two one-day special youth hunts on Dec. 4, 2021 and Feb. 5, 2022.
  • Hunt periods include consecutive Saturday and Sunday (full weekend) with the exception of December 26 and Special Youth Waterfowl hunts.
  • Each hunt period must be applied for separately.
  • Hunting parties must not exceed four people.
  • Applications will be accepted online for each hunt period from 3 p.m.Thursday through midnight Sunday of the weekend immediately preceding the hunt. Permits will be drawn and winners notified via email the Monday preceding the hunt.
  • Permit winners may have up to three guests with them for a maximum party size of four hunters. 
  • Each field is listed by the county where it is located and the nearest town.
  • Hunters may not access the property except on the days of their hunt, scouting by the roadside with binoculars is recommended. 
  • Hunting is allowed from one-half hour before sunrise until sunset each hunt day

 

WMA Waterfowl Hunt Application Totals

Cypress Bayou WMA (Red Cut Slough)

  • From Nov. 20-29, 2021 and Dec 11-23, 2021 and Dec. 26, 2021-Jan. 31, 2022, Red Cut Slough Tract on Cypress Bayou WMA is open for waterfowl hunting only on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Saturdays and Sundays. Anyone entering flooded areas must have a signed Cypress Bayou Waterfowl Hunting Daily Use Permit on their person.
    • On Tuesdays and Thursdays, non-restricted permits are available at the parking area. Hunters are not restricted to designated locations on these days.
    • On Saturdays and Sundays, a limited number of permits will be available by online drawing. Permits will be for designated locations. There may be a total of four hunters per party for each location drawn. All members of each hunting party must hunt within immediate proximity of each other.
    • Applications will be accepted online for each hunt period from 3 p.m.Thursday through midnight Sunday of the weekend immediately preceding the hunt. Permits will be drawn and winners notified via email the Monday preceding the hunt. Visit www.agfc.com and click on “Buy License” to apply.
    • All permits must be carried while hunting, completed and returned to the collection box at the end of the hunt.
    • Permits are not required during the Youth/Veteran Waterfowl Hunt.

Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms WMA

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  • From Nov. 20-29, 2021, and Dec. 11-23, 2021 and Dec. 26, 2021-Jan. 31, 2022, Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms WMA is open for waterfowl hunting only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Saturdays and Sundays.
    • On Tuesdays and Thursdays, nonrestricted permits are available at the parking areas at the end of Cypert Road (south of headquarters), east end of Jones Island Road (Cypert Tract) and boat ramps A and B. Hunters are not restricted to designated locations on these days. Anyone entering flooded areas must have a signed Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms Waterfowl Hunting Daily Use Permit on their person. All permits must be carried while hunting, completed and returned to the collection box at the end of the hunt.
    • On Saturdays and Sundays, a limited number of permits will be available through online drawing.
    • Applications will be accepted online for each hunt period from 3 p.m.Thursday through midnight Sunday of the weekend immediately preceding the hunt. Permits will be drawn and winners notified via email the Monday preceding the hunt. Visit www.agfc.com and click on "Buy Licenses" to apply. Hunters are not restricted to designated locations on these days. No more than four participants per party are allowed for each permit and all members of the party must hunt together.
    • Online drawing for permits will be suspended on Saturdays and Sundays when the White River at Georgetown reaches 19’ and reinstated when the river falls to 17.5’. The WMA will remain open to hunting during this time.
    • Permits are available through online drawing for the following designated locations on the WMA on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays:Magellan Tract, mobility impaired blind and youth blind. Visit www.agfc.com and click on "Buy Licenses" to apply. Holders of a permit for the Magellan Tract are authorized to access this tract via ATV/UTV. Mobility Impaired card is not required.
    • Permits are not required during the Youth Waterfowl Hunt except for the youth blind permitted hole.

Sheffield Nelson Dagmar WMA Conway George Tract

  • The Conway George Tract is closed to all access from Nov. 18 to Feb. 5, except for permit holders during permit waterfowl hunts.
  • Applications will be accepted online for each hunt period from 3 p.m.Thursday through midnight Sunday of the weekend immediately preceding the hunt. Permits will be drawn and winners notified via email the Monday preceding the hunt.
  • Visit www.agfc.com and click on "Buy Licenses" to apply.
  • All day hunting on Saturday and Sunday (Youth/Adult Hunt) and half day hunting on Wednesday (Adult Hunt).
  • Hunting allowed in designated locations through online permit lottery.
  • No more than four participants per party are allowed in each designated location. During Youth/ Adult Hunt there is a minimum of one adult mentor per party not to exceed one adult mentor per youth hunter. During Youth/Adult Hunts all members of the party may hunt

Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA and Deer Research Area West Unit Youth Hunts

  • It is unlawful to use any device that simulates wing movement or movement of any kind through electrical or mechanical means, except jerk strings. 
  • Closed to waterfowl hunting except for permit holders during permit waterfowl hunts.
    • Applications will be accepted online for each hunt period from 3 p.m.Thursday through midnight Sunday of the weekend immediately preceding the hunt. Permits will be drawn and winners notified via email the Monday preceding the hunt.
    • Visit www.agfc.com and click on "Buy Licenses" to apply.
    • All day hunting on Saturday and Sunday (Youth/Adult Hunt) and half day hunting on Wednesday (Adult Hunt).
    • Hunting allowed in designated locations through online permit lottery.
    • No more than four participants per party are allowed in each designated location. During Youth/ Adult Hunt there is a minimum of one adult mentor per party not to exceed one adult mentor per youth hunter. During Youth/Adult Hunts all members of the party may hunt.