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    Bird Banding

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

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    Free Family Fishing Day

    Come join us for Free Fishing, no license required! June 4, 2016 from 9am-1pm

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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

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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.

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2015-2016 Waterfowl Hunt

BWTE for Hunt

Permits are now available

Hunting

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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Wildlife in the Marsh

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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: May 16, 2016
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