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    Alligator Hunt

    An alligator harvest will be conducted on Anahuac and McFaddin NWRs during the 2014 season, which runs from Sept. 10th-20th.

    Alligator Hunt

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    Bird Banding

    For more than a century, researchers have fitted birds with ID bands with an identifying number and instructions.

    Help out

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    Fishing Fun

    Come out and enjoy some of the best wade fishing on the Texas Coast. The speckled trout, flounder and redfish are waiting!

    Fishing and Boating


Making a Difference


The refuge's volunteers make many wonderful things happen for wildlife and people! They construct boardwalks and cabinets; teach outdoor education classes and lead nature walks; band geese and help restore native prairie; run the Visitor Information Station and maintain trails; and many other valuable efforts that make the refuge a better place wildlife and you.

Get Involved


2015-2016 Waterfowl Hunt

BWTE for Hunt

Permits are now available


About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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  • Public Input Requested

    September 21, 2015

    Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment, Hunt Plan and Compatibility Determination for opening a portion of the refuge to dove hunting. The public is encourage to learn more about the draft hunt plan and provide comments.

    Learn more here
  • Wildlife in the Marsh


    Looking for any of the six rail species of North America? These elusive birds can be found in the marshes of this important coastal refuge, as can many other migratory and resident species.

    Wildlife & Habitat
Page Photo Credits — American Alligator / Steve Hillebrand ©, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 10, 2015
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