The Black Gap Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located in Brewster County, which is actually the largest county in Texas. The WMA is located 58 miles south of Marathon, on FM 2627, and offers public >hunting for deer and quail. The management area has approximately 25 miles of the Rio Grande as the south boundary, adjoining the Mexican state of Coahuila. The Black Gap WMA contains 119,171 acres of semi-arid land, but is home to some great hunting.
The area is scenic, but rough. Annual rainfall averages in the Black Gap area are approximately eight inches. The Black Gap WMA offers public hunting for mule deer and white-tailed deer in December of every year. Hunters must apply through the “Applications for Drawings on Public Hunting Lands” booklet that comes out each year. Applications can also be found online.
Participants in public hunts held on the management area should bring all necessary provisions with them. Primitive camping is allowed during public hunts in designated areas, but no trailer hookups are available at Black Gap. Firewood is scarce so hunters should either bringing a supply or using camp stoves that burn white gas or similar fuel. For more information on public hunting opportunities as Black Gap WMA, call the area headquarters at 432-837-3251.
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