Public Hunting Opportunities Are Available at Amistad National Recreation Area at a Nominal Cost
Superintendent Alan Cox says "In these tough economic times, the National Park Service is pleased to offer the public inexpensive ways to recreate and spend time with their family and friends."
The 2013-2014 Hunting Season at Amistad National Recreation Area begins September 1, 2013 and ends February 23, 2014.
Five specific public hunting areas will be available for archery and shotgun hunting at Amistad National Recreation Area during the 2013-2014 hunting season. White-tailed deer, javelina, turkey, rabbit, exotic mouflon sheep, exotic aoudad sheep, exotic blackbuck antelope, and feral hog can be hunted with compound, recurve, and long bows. Dove, quail, duck, and rabbit can be hunted with shotgun and birdshot. The use of rifles or handguns is prohibited at Amistad National Recreation Area.
Starting on August 15, 2013, hunters can obtain a $20.00 National Park Service Annual Hunting Permit by appearing in person at the Visitor Information Center on US highway 90, six miles west of Del Rio, Texas. The Visitor Information Center is open Tuesday to Saturday 8 am to 4:30 pm and closed Sunday and Monday. Bring your Texas Hunting License and photo ID. The Annual Hunting Permit authorizes the hunter to hunt in all five of the designated hunt areas for the entire 2013-2014 hunting season, as indicated in the National Park Service Hunting Regulations. You can read, print, or download a copy of the 2013-2014 hunting regulations by using the link found to the right of this narrative. A printed copy of these hunting regulations is also available at the Park Visitor Information Center. We urge you to read the hunting regulations carefully, as National Park Service Hunting Regulations are more restrictive than the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Hunting Regulations that you may be familiar with. Maps of the five designated hunting areas are also available by using the links located above this narrative.
There are poisonous reptiles and insects, plants with thorns and spines, caves and sinkholes present throughout the park. Use caution and pay attention to your surroundings. To report an emergency, call 911. For non-emergencies, call the Val Verde County Sheriff at 830-774-7513 and request the assistance of a Park Ranger. We recommend that you carry safety items such as a flashlight, compass, first aid kit, maps, and water.
All archeological features and artifacts are protected by Federal law.
Did You Know?
With an estimated 1,400,000 prehistoric artifacts in the park’s museum collection, Amistad National Recreation Area has the third largest collection in the National Park Service.