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TPWD News Release — Sept. 22, 2008

TPWD Cancels More Public Hunts Along Coast, In East Texas

Please Note: A more recent release on this subject (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/releases/?req=20080922a) supercedes information in this release.

AUSTIN, Texas — 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).

TPWD previously announced closure of public hunting activities by Annual Public Hunting Permit on several national forests that contain state wildlife management areas, which have since reopened. The Angelina National Forest, including Bannister Wildlife Management Area (Unit #903) has reopened. Portions of the Davy Crockett National Forest, including Alabama Creek Wildlife Management Area (Unit #904), reopened Sep. 27. Sam Houston National Forest Wildlife Management Area (Unit #905) reopened Oct. 1.

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.

The Moore Plantation Wildlife Management Area (Unit #902) has reopened to all public hunting activities by Annual Public Hunting Permit.*

* Correction: Sept. 25, 2008; Sept. 30, 2008; Oct. 2, 2008: This release has been edited to include information that was not available when the news release was first published. (Return to corrected item.)

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