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
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, Leo_Gustafson@fws.gov. *Please put “EA - Public Input ” in the subject line of the email.
Comments will be accepted until 5:00 pm on March 11th.
956/748-3607 ext 108