Hunt program RV volunteer


Redhead ducks in flight four male two females
Laguna Atascosa was established in 1946 to provide habitat for wintering waterfowl and other migratory birds, principally redhead ducks. Today, there is an expanded emphasis that includes endangered species conservation and management for shorebirds. The refuge is a premiere bird-watching...



22688 Buena Vista Blvd
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
United States

Volunteer Position Overview

Volunteers Needed
Recruitment Start Date
Recruitment End Date
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Training Required
Security Clearance Needed

About This Position

This position will be 20 - 32 hours. Times will be variable and extremely dependent on the hunts. Laguna Atascosa NWR seeks RV volunteers! Laguna Atascosa NWR is the largest draw hunt in Texas. Our draw hunts run from mid-October through late January. Hunts are conducted in eight three-day hunts with 25-35 hunters or four five-day hunts with 200 hunters. With a scout day (Thursday) before the start of each hunt. As the Hunt program volunteer, your responsibilities may include hunt preparation, such as trailhead maintenance, placing signs and barricades, and hunt check station/walk-in cooler clean up. During the hunts, you will be responsible for opening the gates 1 1/2 hours before sunrise and assisting law enforcement with clearing the hunt units 1 hour after sunset(when needed). Laguna Atascosa is not an outfitter. There will be no need during the day to assist hunters with the retrieval of harvest. However, you may sometimes be required to have the hunt check-cell phone. 


Conservation Education
General Assistance
Planning Office/Clerical
Tour Guide/Interpretation
Trail/Campground Maintenance
Visitor Information
Weed/Invasive Species Control

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