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Public Scoping Period for Proposed Hunt Fee Increase - posted 2/25/2016

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge (refuge), is proposing a fee increase for our big game hunts for the 2016-2017 season.  The public is being invited to provide information that should be considered in changes to the hunt fee schedule. 

The purpose of this fee increase is to offer quality hunt opportunities through Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) on-line only public hunt draw system.  TPWD is a provider of drawn public hunts through an online only drawing system that offers loyalty points, secondary draws, secure online ordering, multiple purchases, online payment and online order confirmation. Through this system TPWD brings manual paper processes online, including public hunt applications and public hunt permits. TPWD is focused on rapidly delivering effective solutions to reduce paperwork, increase efficiency, expand service availability, and enhance customer satisfaction.   

All TPWD managed hunt areas and U.S. Forest Service lands in Texas are currently using this system with great success and by being part of this system refuge hunters would be able to easily apply for many hunts throughout Texas.  Hunters should be able to browse the drawn hunt catalog by refuge, hunt category, and location using interactive maps.  This could eventually become a one-stop shop for Federal and State public hunting opportunities in the Texas.

Through this scoping process, the Refuge is seeking public input to facilitate identification of issues and concerns regarding fee changes to the hunting program at the refuge. 

The public is encouraged to provide input by writing to: Leo Gustafson, Assistant Manager,  *Please put “EA - Public Input ” in the subject line of the email.

Comments will be accepted until 5:00 pm on March 11th. 

For Additional Information:

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

22817 Ocelot Road

Los Fresnos, Texas  78566




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Last Updated: May 22, 2016
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