Camp Bullis is a military training reservation that covers about 27, 990 acres providing a prime area for training and drills. It also serves as a Recreation Center, a park, camping grounds, and hunting area. It has an archery & gun range for all MWR patrons with DOD ID cards. Cardholders may sponsor up to 2 non-DOD guests.
The Recreation Center has a pavilion, picnic areas, BBQ pit, volleyball court and horseshoe pits available to rent for private & official functions. The hunting lodge can be reserved for private and unit functions. Remember to book your reservation 30 days in advance. The Outdoor Recreation Center also has limited RV storage.
Open Seasonal, Saturday-Sunday:
The Camp Bullis Sportsman's Gun Range is open to DOD Cardholders to fire their personally-owned firearms (pistols, rifles and shotguns 7.62 caliber or less). Targets range from 7-25 yards for pistols and 25-125 yards for rifles, no super magnums. All firearms must be registered at the Recreation Center. The range may close unexpectedly due to weather or unit practice. Range users should call before coming out for target practice. DOD ID cardholders can sponsor up to 2 non-DOD guests.
Daily Range - $10, Sponsored Guest - $15, Annual Pass - $60, Annual Archery & Gun Range - $75
*Fees subject to change, call to verify. Annual passes are offered to DOD ID cardholders only.
Open Seasonal, Thursday-Monday:
The Archery Range is open to MWR patrons of all ages. Archery targets range from 10-60 yards. All bows are welcome, however, patrons must use field tips on targets. Bow and arrows are not supplied, patrons must supply their own. A limited amount of bows and arrows are available for rent.
Fees: Daily Range - $5 Annual Pass - $40 Archery & Gun Range - $75
*Fees subject to change, call to verify.
3D Archery Shoot
Avid archers can practice their aim on 30 targets randomly set throughout a wooded area. Targets are set at various distances ranging from 10-55 yards. The 3D shoot is offered January-September on the 4th weekend of the month. Registration is offered same day from 8-10am.
Fees: Fun Shoot - $15 Tournament - $20Ages 12 and under - $5
*Fees subject to change, call to verify.
Wild game hunting includes whitetail deer, axis deer, hog, javelins, turkey (spring and fall), feral goat, dove, quail, rabbit, squirrel and coyotes. Hunts are seasonal and in compliance with Texas Parks and Wildlife regulations. Hunting permits required unless otherwise stated. Call to verify hunting hours. White-tailed Deer Rifle Season: 01 November 2014 thru 04 January 2015
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Before planning a hunting trip, verify availability online with the iSportsman. (The iSportsman online system is expected to be live August 2014, for details call CE Natural Resources at (210) 295-7875.) This new online automated system will assist patrons with purchasing of all hunting/ scouting permits, centralize all area check in/out procedures, provide an informative and interactive kiosk, offer an online calendar with dates to help hunters stay up-to-date with specific information related to the program on JBSA-Camp Bullis and host the white-tailed deer stand lottery.
The iSportsman system will track a larger variety of permit types and time frames allowing for more user flexibility to choose when to hunt. Hunting Permits will only be valid based on the dates specified on them at the time of purchase. Available hunting & scouting permits include:
Allows access to hunting area for scouting. A scouting permit is not needed if the user holds a valid hunting permit. Fee: $5 per day
General Hunting Permit
This permit includes: Dove, Exotic, Turkey, & Small Game, but does not include white-tailed deer. Fee: $35 per day, $75 per weekend (Fri-Sun), $150 per month (4 concurrent weekends), and $250 per year.
White-tailed Deer Hunting Permit
Only available if selected during the automated iSportsman lottery and is valid only for the white-tailed deer season. Includes ability to harvest of any other legal species during the white-tailed deer season only. Fee: $250
Annual Drawing - Hunting Stands: August 2014
Patrons interested in hunting white-tailed deer must enter the online lottery system for deer stands. Individuals will be selected at random. The exact date of implementation and lottery is to be determined.
If drawn, winning patrons will receive an email notification, non-winners will not receive notification. Permit sales begin August 15, 2014 to coincide with the sale of the State of Texas Hunting Licenses. For more information on the Hunting Program, please call CE Natural Resources at (210) 295-7875.
To hunt at Camp Bullis, you must have a valid DOD ID card in addition to the following:
- Hunter's Ed. Certificate
- Valid Texas Hunting License
- Camp Bullis Annual Permit & Activity Card
Make the most of your Game
To use a rifle-hunting stand or a turkey-hunting blind, patrons must sign-up in advance. There are specific areas set aside for hunting, patrons may participate in a drawing to choose the location of their choice. For details see the Camp Bullis Hunting Guide.
Patrons must register to attend classes.
Bow Hunters and Gun Hunters Education
The Texas Parks and Wildlife offers 2 options for this certification. For class schedule and location, call the TXPW 1-800-799-1112 or (512) 389-4800.
421-7577 or 421-7529
8am – 4pm
Saturday - Sunday
8am - 5pm
Call prior to arrival.
Directions: NW of San Antonio, take loop
410 W and exit Castle Hills. Past loop 1604 to reach the entrance of Camp Bullis.