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Deer and Hog Hunt for Persons with Disabilities set for Dec. 7-8

by USFS staff   The 10th Annual Angelina Wheelin’ Sportsmen Event for people with disabilities will be Dec. 7-8 at Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest, Winston Tree Farm and Alazon Wildlife Management Area. The two-day deer and hog hunt is sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Wheelin’ Sportsmen program, ...

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Forest Service Waives Fees for National Public Lands Day

by USFS staff Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forest will be free to the public on Saturday, Sept. 22 in celebration of National Public Lands Day. “National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity for families to visit our national forests, experience the beginnings of fall, ...

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Stubblefield Bridge to be Replaced

by US Forest Service staff A year after Hurricane Harvey heavily damaged Stubblefield Bridge, the structure is still impassable. Originally, the plan was to make repairs to the bridge and have it open by December, but after engineers from the Central Federal Lands Highway Division inspected the extensive damage it ...

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US Forest Service Seeking Committee Members

US Forest Service seeks applicants for Recreation Advisory Committee by Ernie Murray, USFS The U.S. Forest Service is seeking nominations to fill four positions on the Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee to serve national forests across the Southeast. The committee is tasked with reviewing fee proposals for the forests ...

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Forest Service Pausing Forest Plan Revision Process

by USFS staff The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas (NFGT) is pausing revision of its Land and Resource Management Plan. The document, commonly referred to as the Forest Plan, provides overall direction for the use and management of the forest and is typically revised on a 15-20 year cycle. ...

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Raven Nest Ranked Among State’s Best Golf Courses

By Wes Hamilton While this newest ranking will come as no surprise to locals, recognition continues to spread statewide for Sam Houston State University’s Raven Nest golf course, which was recently recognized in the Top 25 Economy Courses in Texas by The Dallas Morning News. The Bearkats home course was ...

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Forest Service Waives Day-Use Fees for National Get Outdoors Day

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas is waiving fees at day-use recreation sites June 9 for National Get Outdoors Day. “We hope this free day offers an incentive to all people to experience the great outdoors in our forests and grasslands,” Forest Supervisor Eddie Taylor said. Camping fees remain in effect, ...

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National Safe Boating Week Reminds Texans to Stay Safe on the Water

As part of National Safe Boating Week May 19-25, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department boater education and law enforcement are reminding Texans to be safe this summer by following the law and taking basic safety precautions while on the water. In 2017, 45 boating fatalities occurred on Texas waters, an increase of ...

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State Historic Sites Free Day

Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 6 In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 6. From military strongholds to house museums, plantations, and American Indian settlements, these historic sites ...

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission to Revisit Air Gun/Air Bow Rules at May Public Meeting

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has delayed until its public meeting in Lubbock on May 24 any final rulemaking on the use of air guns and air bows as legal means for taking certain game animals, game birds, alligators and furbearers.  At the meeting the Commission expects to hear further public ...

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