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High on the Hawg Biggest Yet!

Many, many thanks to all who came out for wild hog BBQ on November 5, and to the Refuge Staff, workampers and volunteers who worked together to make the event our biggest yet! Thanks also to The Backroads Band and to the band sponsors, American Bank of Texas and Landmark Bank!

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.

Celebrating Seventy Years


Photo by Monica Muil

Tram Tours at Refuge

Tram Tours are back! Tours are set for 2 pm each Saturday and Sunday, weather and lake level permitting. Driver/guide points out and identifies wildlife during the 90 minute trip. Call 903 786 2826 for information about and/or reservations aboard the Carlos & Eulalia Cardinal Express Tour of Wildlife Drive. Please call during Nature Nook hours and  do not leave messages in Voicemail as volunteers cannot access them.Tours are free of charge; donations are accepted for the maintenance fund. AND - Thanks to Niks Audio, Sherman, for complimentary repair and replacement of microphone for the tram sound system!

NOTE!! Additional tours set for Friday, November 25  - 10 am and 2 pm, and Saturday, November 26, 10 am in addition to the regularly scheduled 2 pm tour.  All - weather permitting! Get your reservations soon for the hoilday weekend.

School Zone!

Hundreds of  youngsters have  enjoyed school field trips to Hagerman NWR.  We will be happy to help plan a  field trip for your school!

Friends Projects

Want to get involved?

Friends maintain and monitor the three Bluebird trails at the Refuge.

Friends operate the Nature Nook book and gift shop in the Visitor Center.  The Friends of Hagerman Nature Nook, offering books and gifts, is located in the Visitor Center at the Refuge; hours are 9 am -  4 pm, Monday - Saturday, and 1 - 5 pm Sunday. Closed on federal holidays.   Field guides, nature-themed T's,  hats and caps, handmade jewelry, bird houses, collectibles, activities and gifts for children, coffee mugs and more!

Friends maintain the Butterfly Garden.  Please visit the garden, across the parking lot from the Visitor Center.  See Butterfly Garden for details and how you can help! (Photo by Jesus Moreno)

Friends organize field trips, talks, activities and programs for all ages.

Volunteers are always welcome!  Just let us know your interests.


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


Events » December 2016
All Day
We are taking applications for 2017 Adopt a Nest Box, starting December 1 and ending February 1, 2017, or as soon as the 20 boxes for the program have been adopted. See pdf file for details on the... View Details
10:00am – 11:30pm
Each November thousands of geese arrive at the Refuge to spend the winter; learn about their long journey and more at this free nature activity program for ages 4 - 7. Program includes stories, games... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Each November thousands of geese arrive at the Refuge to spend the winter; learn about the long journey they make twice each year, and more at this free nature activity program for ages 8 - 12... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Dr. Mike Keck is back! This time he will tell all about the 'dillo, our only armored mammal. View Details
7:00am – 5:00pm
Birders and bird watchers of all levels of experience are needed for the annual CBC. Coordinator Dr. Wayne Meyer will assign you to a team; you can participate for a half day, (morning only), full... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826