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Muse Wildlife Management Area
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Muse Wildlife Management Area Information:
This 1,972.5 acre Wildlife Management Area was established in 2006 by private donation. The operation of the WMA includes the development and management of wildlife habitats and populations of indigenous and migratory wildlife species, providing information and demonstrating habitat development and wildlife management practices to landowners and other interested groups, and providing public hunting opportunities. Gun hunting for white-tailed deer, feral hogs, and coyotes is from assigned blinds. There is also a special youth hunt. The WMA is only open for drawn hunts. Call for directions. (325) 203-6926. For more complete WMA information, read the brochure. The WMA is located 15 miles northeast of Brownwood. From Brownwood, go north on U.S. 183 and go right (east) on FM 1467. Go left on CR 478 to the registration station. 

Lake Brownwood State Park Information:
In 1933, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department purchased 537.5 acres on the newly formed Lake Brownwood from the Brown County Water Improvement District for $1 for the purpose of establishing the state park. The park opened to the public in 1938. The park was initially named Brownwood State Park, and then was renamed “Thirty-Sixth Division State Park.” It was later renamed Lake Brownwood State Park. The park was designed by the National Park Service. Many structures were built by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps), including the stone refectory designed by Waco architect Roy E. Lane. In 1934, Lane was appointed the first Texas State Parks Architect. Other CCC structures include 17 stone cabins, a monumental boat dock stairway with a shelter overlook, a lodge for fishermen, two residences, park entrance portals, and numerous lakeside and trailside features made of locally quarried rock and milled lumber. The park contains two trail systems. One trail parallels the bank of the lake, connecting all the CCC cabins with various picnic areas and fire pits, runs past the terraced CCC boat dock, and terminates at the grand concession building. The other trail links rises at a rock outcropping and connects numerous CCC structures and provides excellent lake views. Lake activities include picnicking, camping, hiking, boating, fishing, bird watching, and more.Park entrance and camping fees apply. For more information read the Park Brochureand watch the Park Video.The park is located on the west side of Lake Brownwood, 16 miles northwest of the City of Brownwood. From Brownwood, take SH 279 to Park Road 15; drive 6 miles east on Park Road 15 to the park.
 
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Hunting the Muse Wildlife Management Area:
The 1,972.5 acre WMA allows gun hunting for white-tailed deer, feral hogs, and coyotes from assigned blinds. There is also a special youth hunt offered. Camping and fires are prohibited. Campers my camp at Lake Brownwood State Park. There are no game cleaning or storage areas, and there is no potable water. All hunters must check in when entering and when leaving the WMA. The WMA is only open for drawn hunts. Call for directions. (325) 203-6926 The WMA is located 15 miles northeast of Brownwood, Texas near Lake Brownwood State Park on CR 478 and CR 477, off FM 1467.  
 
Hunting Lake Brownwood State Park:
The park permits seasonal hunting for white-tailed deer. Hunters are escorted to pre-selected enclosed blinds, and must shoot only from their blind and within their specified line of fire. Dogs are prohibited. The park is closed to the public during hunting season. Hunters may use the camping amenities. There are no game cleaning or storage areas. (325) 784-5223.  Hunting Dates
 
Hunt Texas Online Connection:
More than 95% of Texas land is privately owned, making it hard for hunters to find affordable hunting opportunities. The Texas Parks and Wildlife has a huge public hunting program, and has developed a new service to help hunters find hunting places. This new service is provided free by the TPWD. It allows landowners to list available hunting leases or spots that have opened up, and allows hunters to find private hunting leases according to their preferences. 
 
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