Welcome to the Friends of Hagerman
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of wildlife, nature, and the Refuge.

Geese Have Arrived!

Photo by Pamela Porter 

Refuge Activities

Check out  coming events.

Whether you prefer a guided walk along a Refuge  trail or an educational talk, whether you are adult or youth, the Friends have a program or activity for you.  

Enjoy photography?  Visit the Gallery for Refuge photos and news of photo activities.

Interested in hunting, fishing, or boating?  See announcements, opportunities and regulations under Refuge.

Thank You!
Many thanks to all who attended the 5th annual High on the Hawg!  We had a great time! Thanks also go to the Friends of Hagerman board of directors and their spouses and friends who volunteered for the event, as well as to The Country Roads Band for the excellent toe-tapping entertainment!  Finally, thanks to Hagerman NWR staff for all the help preaparing for the event and for providing the HAWG!
School Zone!

 This spring nearly 600 youngsters  enjoyed a field trip to Hagerman NWR.  We will be happy to help plan a fall field trip for your school!

Tram Tours at Refuge

All aboard!  Take a 60-90 minute tour along Wildlife Drive on the all-electric tram, the C&E Cardinal Express!  Advance reservations recommended, call the Refuge, 903 786 2826 - unreserved seats go to standbys at time of tour.  Tours go at 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and 10 am Wednesdays, weather permitting.  Thanks to Dr. Carlos and Eulalia Araoz, donors, for this wonderful addition at the Refuge!

Please note - our volunteers cannot access messages left on the Refuge phone system; please speak to a volunteer regarding reservations or cancellations from 9 - 4  Monday through Saturday and 1 - 5 on Sunday.

To see a recent news clip about the new tram, click KXII.

Thank you!

A big thank you to Friends members and others for their support that enable activities and projects at Hagerman NWR.  You can help!  Gifts, donations and memorials can be made securely, online, at any time,  and are tax deductible.  Gifts and donations may also be made when you join or renew your Friends membership. Matching gifts, when available, allow your company or organization to multiply your impact.

Friends On Facebook
 Be sure to visit the Friends on Facebook  for more pix and news!

Friends of the Year, USFWS Southwest Region

In 2013 the Friends of Hagerman have received the very first Friends of the Year Award, given by the US Fish & Wildlife Service Southwest Region.  

Events » November 2014
10:00am – 11:30am
Talk about camo!! Learn how animals depend on disguise for survival. Free nature program - learning through stories, crafts and games. Please register each child separately and let us know if your... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Hiding in plain sight!! How animals use camo for survival. Free nature program with facts and fun, for ages 8 - 12. Please register each child separately, and let us know if your plans change. View Details
8:00am – 9:30am
Join Master Naturalist Jack Chiles for a guided bird walk on one of the Refuge trails. Dress for weather, bring binoculars, field guide if available, cameras welcome. Meet at Visitor Center at... View Details
10:00am – 10:15am
May I have the envelope?? Meet the winners of the 2014 Nature Photography Contest and view the winning photos! Ceremony to be held in Visitor Center Meeting Room prior to Second Saturday program... View Details
10:15am – 11:45am
The most common wildcat in North America, the bobcat is named for its short, bobbed tail. They are medium-sized cats and very popular with photographers at the Refuge, whenever they get a glimpse of... View Details
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Program on Lightroom use and photo sharing - theme - Fall - for the November meeting. All interested in nature photography are welcome; no charge for visitors, nominal dues for membership. Get in on... View Details
4:30pm – 8:00pm
It'a s tradition! Fifth annual wild hog BBQ !! Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center to wait for your table; take the tram to the dining hall for barbecue and all the trimmings; requested donations... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826