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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.


HIGH on the HAWG

Back for the 5th year!! Wild hog BBQ and all the trimmings!  Saturday November 15, 4;30 - 8 pm.  Plus entertainment by The Country Road Band before and after your meal! No advance reservations.  Donations accepted at the door, Visitor Center.  See you there!

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 » October 2014
10:00am – 11:30am
Be wise about owls! Learning about nature through stories, activities and crafts for ages 4 - 7. Free. Parents or other responsible adult must accompany those 6 and under. Registration will open... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Be wise about owls! Learn about these nocturnal birds of prey at our free program, Youth FIRST! Please register online or call the Refuge, 903 786 2826. Registration will open September 8. View Details
8:00am – 9:30am
Join Master Naturalist Jack Chiles for a guided bird walk at the Refuge! Dress for walking trail, bring binos or borrow ours. Meet at Visitor Center. Event will end in time for Second Saturday... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Dr. George Diggs, Biology Professor at Austin College, will speak on Ferns of Texas. Texas has a surprising number of native ferns and lycophytes, 127 in all, the most of any state in the continental... View Details
2:30pm – 4:00pm
Thinking of becoming a workamper? Meet two couples who are presently in residence at Hagerman NWR, and learn the who, what, when and where of workamping! Free presentation, no reservation needed... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826