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National Wildlife Refuge

6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX   75092 - 5817
E-mail: fw2_rw_hagerman@fws.gov
Phone Number: 903-786-2826
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Hagerman NWR has volunteer opportunities for both indoor and outdoor projects including staffing the Visitor Center, providing nature programs, leading hikes and bird walks, and maintaining hiking trails and Day Use Areas. Please contact the Refuge at 903-786-2806 for more information.

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Fishing in Lake Texoma is permitted year-around in accordance with state regulations, during daylight hours only. To protect waterfowl, fishing in refuge ponds is prohibited from September through March. (Waterfowl use these ponds during winter.) Trotlines may not be attached to any fixed object (anchored jugs only), or set in any ponds. Fishing from bridges is prohibited.

Limited dove, quail, squirrel, rabbit, and deer (archery) hunting is provided on the refuge. Contact the refuge for information on open and closed areas, seasons, and permits.
Refuge Hunting Permit: Deer, turkey, and hog hunts are issued by lottery, with a $10 application fee and $50 permit fee (deer and turkey); $25 permit fee for hogs.

A self-guided auto tour route is located in the main management unit of the refuge. Leaflets and interpretive panels provide information on the refuge and the management programs you will see in use. The Friends of Hagerman offer many free interpretive programs about Refuge wildlife and habitat. Please contact the Visitor Center at 903-786-2826 for a current schedule of events.

The Crow Hill Trail has interpretive signs and panels, an overlook, and is less than one mile in length.

Wildlife Observation
Sightseeing, nature study, birdwatching, and photography are year-round activities. Please take care not to disturb the birds, others could miss a chance to see them.

Several field roads and trails are available for walking and hiking. Comfort facilities are provided at the day-use areas. The Visitor Center has information, interpretive exhibits, and restroom facilities.

Birdwatchers will find birds in every season, from flocks of waterfowl in winter to an amazing diversity of sparrows, and in mid-fall, huge flocks of scissor-tailed flycatchers preparing for migration. The Refuge offers plentiful places for nature photography, hiking, or just relaxing to enjoy the sounds of the great outdoors.

The refuge is open for permitted activities during daylight hours only (dawn to dusk). All activities not expressly permitted are prohibited. If the activity you are interested in is not listed here, please check at the Visitor Center.

The Refuge Visitor Center is open Monday-Friday from 7:30-4:00, Saturday 9:00 to 3:00 and Sunday 1:00 to 4:00.
The Refuge Office is open from Monday-Friday from 7:30-4:00.

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