Wheeler County Hunting Information

Shamrock’s hunting attraction has grown tremendously due to an explosion of deer and turkey populations allowing our area to become one of the top hunting destinations in the Texas Panhandle.

Hunters may arrive by commercial airline (Shamrock is only 90 miles east of Rick Husband Airport in Amarillo); private aircraft (Shamrock Municipal Airport features a lighted 3,500’ runway); or vehicle, because Shamrock is conveniently located at the crossroads of America (I-40 and U.S. Hwy. 83). You may purchase a hunting license at Market Square Thriftway in Shamrock or Wheeler.


General Hunting Rules & Regulations


Local Wheeler County regulations


Please respect Texas' unique and beautiful wildlife by verifying current laws and ensuring you have the proper permits before you go hunting. Poaching is not tolerated.

Pioneer West Museum


Pioneeer West Museum Complex, East Side

Open: M-F 9-5p
Closed for Lunch 12-1


The Pioneer West Museum is housed in the old Reynolds Hotel that was built in 1925 and finished in 1928 by an attorney, Marion Reynolds. It was open approximately 50 years and housed many a weary traveler.


The museum has approximately 25 rooms and is filled with interesting items from the area's past.

"The museum focuses on the culture of the Great Plains Indians and even the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Apollo XII Moon mission in which Alan Bean, a native of Wheeler, was an astronaut. There are cowboy exhibits, pioneer weapons, a look at the nearby former United States Army base Fort Elliot as well as farm and ranch artifacts. On display are doctor and dentist offices, a general store, pioneer kitchen, schoolroom, and elegant parlor." - wikipedia.com


Dedicated volunteers work on the museum and grounds to keep it beautiful year-round.

To schedule a field trip of appointment after hours, call: 806 256-3941