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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge Closed Due to Mandatory Evacuation Order for Hurricane Ike

Following the mandatory evacuation order set by Chambers County, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge will be closed beginning at 10:00 am Thursday, September 11, 2008. This will apply to the September teal hunt on the refuge as well. The refuge will re-open once the mandatory evacuation order has been lifted and the refuge has been deemed safe for reentry. The refuge teal hunt will re-open at that time as well.

The chorus of thousands of waterfowl. Wind moving through coastal prairie. The splash of an alligator going for a swim. A high-pitched call of a fulvous whistling duck. These are just some of the sounds you may hear when visiting the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.

The meandering bayous of Anahuac NWR cut through ancient flood plains, creating expanses of coastal marsh and prairie bordering Galveston Bay in southeast Texas. These coastal marshes and prairies are host or home to an abundance of wildlife, from migratory birds to alligators to bobcats and more. Established in 1963, the 34,000 acre refuge is an important link in the chain of National Wildlife Refuges extending along the gulf coast of Texas and Louisiana.

Anahuac NWR is one of more than 540 refuges that comprise the National Wildlife Refuge System, a national network of lands and waters set aside for the benefit of wildlife, and you!

Refuge Manager, Shaun Sanchez

Anahuac NWR
P.O. Box 278
Anahuac, TX 77514
E-mail: fw2_rw_anahuac@fws.gov
Phone: 409.267.3337
Fax: 409.267.4314

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