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Texas State Hunting Regulations apply to hunting on the Refuge. We encourage you to contact the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at 1-800/792-1112 or www.tpwd.state.tx.us for complete information.

 

For Additional Information

 

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

22817 Ocelot Road

Los Fresnos, Texas 78566

956/748-3607 ext 111 or 101

 

Information for the 2015-16 Season will be posted here when available - by June 2015.

 

Public Notice

comments Solicited on Proposed Expansion of Hunting Program on Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Los Fresnos, Texas

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge (NWR, Refuge) is accepting comments from January 16, 2015 through February 6, 2015, on a proposal to expand hunting opportunities on Laguna Atascosa NWR to include additional hunt areas on Laguna Atascosa Unit and on Bahia Grande Unit and La Selva Verde tract in Cameron County, Texas.

 

The 21,762-acre Bahia Grande Unit is proposed to be opened to nilgai and feral hog hunting for archery only. Up to 300 permits may be issued for Bahia Grande Unit annually. The 2,400-acre La Selva Verde tract is proposed to be opened to white-tailed deer, feral hog, and nilgai hunting. Up to 20 rifle and 40 archery permits may be issued for La Selva Verde annually. The 8,486-acre SubUnit 7 within the Laguna Atascosa Unit may be open to nilgai and feral hog hunting using firearms. Up to 100 permits may be issued annually. The 4,000-acre SubUnit 4 within the Laguna Atascosa Unit may be open to nilgai and feral hog hunting using firearms and archery. Up to 20 permits may be issued annually.

 

Laguna Atascosa NWR was formally established by the Migratory Bird Commission on October 31, 1945, to preserve and manage resting and feeding habitats for migrating and wintering waterfowl such as redhead ducks. The Refuge also manages for endangered species such as the ocelot, jaguarundi, and the northern aplomado falcon. Hunting is an approved, compatible, wildlife-dependent recreational activity and is also an important wildlife management tool to maintain wildlife health and protect habitat.

 

This comment period is known as ‘Scoping’ under the National Environmental Policy Act. During scoping, the Refuge is looking for general comments on the proposed expansion of the hunting program. These comments will assist in determining the next course of action. Comments will be accepted until

 

 

 

 

February 6, 2015. Comments should be sent to chris_perez@fws.gov, or mailed to 3325 Green Jay Rd., Alamo TX 78516.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Last Updated: Jan 18, 2015
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