Hurricane Ike Cancels Public Hunting in Texas


Alligator hunts are cancelled 

Due to flooding and dangerous conditions caused by Hurricane Ike the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has canceled public hunts at sites in the storm’s path. This news release updates and replaces earlier information about cancelled and rescheduled hunts.All previously scheduled public hunts on the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area for the month of September have been cancelled.

All previously scheduled public hunts on Sea Rim State Park for this year have been cancelled. Also cancelled are dove and teal hunts by Annual Public Hunting Permit scheduled for Sept. 20-21 on Justin Hurst Wildlife Management Area (Unit #721).

Also cancelled until further notice are all public hunting activities by Annual Public Hunting Permit on Bannister Wildlife Management Area (Unit #903), Sam Houston National Forest Wildlife Management Area (Unit #905), and Alabama Creek Wildlife Management Area (Unit #904).

The Mentored Hunting Workshop originally scheduled for Sept. 19-20 on the Justin Hurst Wildlife Management Areas has been relocated to the M.O. Neasloney Wildlife Management Area. In addition, the Moore Plantation Wildlife Management Area (Unit #902) has reopened to all public hunting activities by Annual Public Hunting Permit.

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