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Live Oak, McMullen
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South Texas Plains
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James E. Daughtrey Wildlife Management Area
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James E. Daughtrey Wildlife Management Area Information:
This 4,400 acre WMA is located on the Choke Canyon Reservoir. The WMA occupies five noncontiguous parcels adjacent to the lake. TPWD took over management of the property in 1981. The land is rough with habitat consisting of thorny scrub brush. Activities include hunting and nature study. Amenities include an interpretive nature trail, and a primitive campground used only for those hunting with Special Permits. The campground will open the evening prior to scheduled hunts. WMA access is limited. It is closed for Special Permit Hunts. Bring your own potable water. The WMA is located between Tilden and Three Rivers, Texas.
 
Frio River:
The Frio River has three prongs, the East Frio River, the West Frio River which arises from springs in northeastern Real County, and the Dry Frio River. The East and West Rivers join together near Leakey; the Dry Frio joins these two joined prongs northeast of Uvalde. The Main Frio River flows past Garner State Park, past Concan (the most frequently paddled section ends in Concan), then flows to central Live Oak County where it is impounded to form the Choke Canyon Reservoir. The Frio River then joins the Atascosa River three miles north of Three Rivers; the combined Frio and Atascosa Rivers join the Nueces River south of Three Rivers. The Leona River rises north of Uvalde and enters the Frio River six miles north of Dilley, Texas. The Frio River was named Frio because the spring fed river is quite cold. Leakey, Concan and Rio Frio, Texas are located in the Frio River Canyon. Fish Stocking History
 
Choke Canyon Reservoir Information:
The 25,670 surface acre Choke Canyon Reservoir was impounded on the Frio River and San Miguel Creek in 1982. The lake has a maximum depth of 95.5 feet. It empties into the Atascosa River which feeds the Nueces River and Lake Corpus Christi. The lake is owned by the Bureau of Reclamation. It is one of the City of Corpus Christi’s water sources and is operated by the city. The lake is located four miles west of Three Rivers, Texas. For more complete lake information, go the Choke Canyon Reservoir Home Page.
 
Choke Canyon State Park Information:
This 1,485 acre park is located on the 26,000 surface acre Choke Canyon Reservoir, part of Corpus Christ's water supply source. The reservoir was formed when the Frio River was dammed a few miles upstream from where the Rio, Atascosa, and Nueces Rivers merge near Three Rivers, Texas. Ghost trees are still visible on some portions of the lake. The park consists of two units. The 1,100 acre Calliham Unit is located on a peninsula on SH 72, eleven miles west of Three Rivers in McMullen County. The 385 acre day use only South Shore Unit is located in Live Oak County below the dam on SH 72, 4 miles west of Three Rivers, Texas. Park habitat consists mainly of thick mesquite forest. The South Shore unit features a 75 surface acre man-made lake. Each unit entrance has a park headquarters. Wildlife sightings include turkey, whitetail deer, javelin, coyote, opossum, fox squirrel, armadillo, raccoon, alligators and skunks. Park entrance and camping fees apply.For more complete park information, read the Park Brochure, view the Park Video, andgo to the Choke Canyon State Park Home Page. The South Shore Unit is located 3.5 miles west of Three Rivers, Texas, on SH 72. The Calliham Unit is located 12 miles west of Three Rivers on SH 72 (to Tilden).

Birding - Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, Central Gulf Coast Region:
Brush Country Loop: Three Rivers, Dinero, Lagarto, Midway, Sandia, San Patricio, Orange Grove, Alfred, Agua Dulce, Alice
Texas Bird Checklist with Photos
Bird Checklist for the South Texas Brushland 
Live Oak County Bird Checklist with Photos
 
Hunting the James E. Daughtrey Wildlife Management Area:
The Choke Canyon Reservoir is considered part of the WMA for purposes of waterfowl hunting. Alligator hunting is by compartment. Archery and gun hunts for white-tailed deer, feral hogs, and coyote are by compartment. Some permanent box blinds available; hunters may bring portable blinds. The WMA offers special youth only hunts and special javelina hunts. Spring turkey hunts are available.
 
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. 
                      
Hunting, Texas Parks and Wildlife, General Hunting Information
Hunting, Public Hunting on State Lands, TPWD
Hunter Education
Hunting Season by Animal
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Donations

Directions:
The WMA is located between Tilden and Three Rivers. From Jourdanton go approximately 29 miles south on SH 16 to FM 3445 located 3 miles north of Tilden. Go east (left) on FM 3445 and drive 5.5 miles to the WMA entrance.