2013-2014 Waterfowl Hunt Season
The waterfowl hunt season is here. Learn more about the refuge's hunt, including seasons, bag limits and regulations.
For more than a century, researchers have fitted birds with ID bands with an identifying number and instructions.
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
Butterflies abound and the geese are arriving from their winter nesting areas down south! Stop by the refuge's butterfly garden where you can see up to six species on one plant. When driving to Shoveler Pond, be on the lookout for geese -- at a minimum be sure to stop on occasion to listen for them. If you like wildlife, these are exciting times on the refuge!
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
About the NWRS
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
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
The mottled duck is an an indicator species for coastal marsh and wetland health. Biologists are concerned about the species due to its limited range and small population size. It is a management priority of the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.
Page Photo Credits American Alligator / Steve Hillebrand ©, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2013