Everything, they say, is bigger in Texas. Except when it comes to public access. Texas ranks 47th in the nation in public land ownership.

San Angelo State Park

• 2,500 acres

• Archery-only hunting for deer, turkeys and pigs

• Waterfowl hunting

Old Sabine Bottom Wildlife Management Area

• 5,727 acres

• Archery-only deer hunting, pig and waterfowl hunting

• Bass, crappie fishing in lake

Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area

• 5,394 acres

• Dove, waterfowl and quail hunting

• Archery-only pig hunting

Black Gap Wildlife Management Area

• 115,000 acres

• Good dove and quail hunting

• Closed to deer and sheep hunting

Find more public land access opportunities with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Hunt Planner.

Photo: OC Fisher Reservoir San Angelo State Park

Photo credit: flickr