2016-2017 Waterfowl Hunt
Annual Permits for the East Unit now available
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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
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.
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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
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: Aug 24, 2016