Texas Parks & Recreation

Bannister Wildlife Management Area


Bannister Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a popular destination for nature enthusiasts visiting Texas. Located in the southeastern part of the state, the area covers 6,191 acres of land and is managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

There are several good reasons to visit Bannister WMA, including its diverse range of wildlife species and varied habitats. Visitors can explore the area on foot or by vehicle and may encounter deer, bobcats, coyotes, and various species of birds. The WMA also has several ponds and creeks, providing ample opportunities for fishing and other water-based activities.

Some of the specific points of interest to see at Bannister WMA include the various trails and viewing platforms scattered throughout the area. The WMA also has several primitive camping sites, offering visitors a chance to experience the wilderness firsthand.

Interesting facts about Bannister WMA include its history. The land was originally used for cattle grazing before becoming a WMA in 1985. The area is also home to several rare and endangered species, including the red-cockaded woodpecker and the gopher tortoise.

The best time of year to visit Bannister WMA is during the spring and fall months when the weather is mild, and the wildlife is most active. Visitors should also be aware that hunting is permitted in some areas of the WMA during certain times of the year, so it's important to check with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for any restrictions or closures before planning a visit. Get driving directions.
BANNISTER WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA

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