Justin Hurst WMA Postcard Public Hunting

The Justin Hurst Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is offering public hunting opportunities again this year for white-tailed deer. The hunts will be held on October 11 and 12 and are youth-only deer hunts. youth hunters will be selected by postcard drawing and accompanying adults must possess an Annual Public Hunting (APH) permit.

The bag limit for these deer hunts will be one deer, either sex. Bucks must have at least 1 unbranched antler (spike or 3 point) or an inside spread of 13 inches or greater. Hunters can also harvest unlimited feral hogs. Baiting will be allowed on the WMA and the use of ATVs and ORVs will be permitted. Centerfire rifles with mounted scopes are the only legal means during these deer and hog hunts.

The youth deer postcard application may contain a single supervising adult and up to 2 youths, or 2 supervising adults and 2 youths. A total of 9 youth deer hunting positions will be available for each hunt period this year. Youth deer postcards must be mailed to: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, c/o Hurst Youth Deer Hunts, 1700 7th Street, Bay City, TX 77414.

For more information on public hunting at the Justin Hurst WMA, contact the TPWD Bay City field office at 979-244-6804. The deadline for postcard applications is September 15, 2010.

Youth Only Deer: October 2-3, 2010. Bag limit for youth hunters is two whitetail deer, either sex, but no more than 1 buck. The buck must have at least one unbranched antler or an inside spread of 13 inches or greater. Hunters may also take unlimited feral hogs and coyotes.

Youth Only Deer: October 9-10, 2010. Bag limit is two deer of either sex, but not more than 1 buck. Bucks must have at least one unbranches antler or an inside spread of 13 inches or more. Unlimited feral hogs and coyotes can be taken while these public hunts occur by all youth.

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2 thoughts on “Justin Hurst WMA Postcard Public Hunting”

    1. Ed, the special permit hunts for 2011 will be on February 25-27 and March 4-6. Applications were due on October 20,2010 and selected hunters had to pay $80 each. Youth hunts are Feb. 19-20. There may be some standby positions, but I suspect this WMA will have a lot of competition for any available spots.

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