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    Waterfowl Hunt Scouting

    Scouting for all hunt units on Anahuac NWR, begins Oct 19th, 0730. Scouting is 0730-1830, October 19-25.

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    2018-2019 Waterfowl Hunt

    Waterfowl Hunting Regulations for the 2018/19 season are now available. UPDATE: $40 East Unit Permits available for purchase.

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    Monarch Butterfly

    Coastal refuges like Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge provide crucial habitat for migrating monarch butterflies.

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    Fall Fishing Day

    Join us on October 27th, 2018 from 9am-1pm for Fall Fishing Day on Anahuac NWR

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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


Improving Trail Accessibility

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The Hackberry Trail was once an uneven grassy foot-trail. Thanks to the Friends of Anahuac Refuge, we now have crushed concrete along the length of the trail.

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2018 Jr. Ranger Summer Camp

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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) will be hosting our annual Jr. Ranger Summer Day Camp July 23 - 26, 2018. The purpose of the camp is to expose participants to a variety of wildlife and habitats through exciting hands-on experiences. Topics covered will be insects, birds, reptiles and amphibians, and wetlands. Applicants must be 6-11 years old to participate. Applicants will be entered into a random drawing which will take place at 4:00 pm on May 25th, 2018. Selected applicants will be notified. You do not have to be present to be selected. Once selected, payment and registration is due by 4:00 pm on June 8th, 2018, or your child will be disqualified and replaced by another applicant. Cost is $25 for the four day camp. Register by turning in this form to the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Visitor Center: In person: 4017 FM 563, Anahuac, TX 77514 By mail: Anahuac NWR, PO Box 278, Anahuac, TX 77514 Fax: 409-267-4314, Attn: Stephanie Martinez For more information, please contact Stephanie Martinez by emailing stephanie_martinez@fws.gov or calling 409-267-3337.


Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge Awarded Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund

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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge was recently selected to receive funding for conservation of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). The Refuge was selected along with several other regional partners to receive a portion of the $3.77 million in funding awards, which is expected to total $9 million including grant matching contributions.

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Wildlife in the Marsh


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.

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Fall Fishing Day 2018

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We partner with Texas Parks and Wildlife to host a free fishing day each fall. Staff and volunteers welcomed locals and inner-city youth to come outdoors and experience fishing and crabbing for the first time.

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Making a Difference


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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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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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