Welcome to the Friends of Hagerman
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Hagerman - It's Wild


Hagerman NWR IS wild - we hope you will visit and find out for yourself!  And we also hope you will want to join the great team of volunteers at the Refuge!  Find out more at HelpHagerman.org.

We want to thank KXII, KTEN, Herald Democrat, North Texas E-news, Pottsboro Sun, Whitesboro News Record, Van Alstyne Leader and The Weekly News of Cooke County  for  in-kind support for the Autumn Media Blitz.

Flood Recovery at Refuge

All trails and roads are now open at HNWR. You may drive on any road that is not gated off. Thank you for your patience through the flood and repair periods.

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.

Coming in December - Geese by Golly

Guided tours of  Wildlife Drive to see the geese.  Talks and Learning Stations:  Feather Facts, Bird Beaks, Geese Migration, Project Feeder Watch, Backyard Birds, Christmas Bird Count, Beginning Bird Photography and Getting Ready for Bluebirds. Click Schedule for details.

Blackland Prairie Raptors, 11 AM - 1 PM, sponsored by the Denison Area Chamber of Commerce.

Free family fun!  No reservations needed, come for one program or all.  Bring a lunch or enjoy pulled pork sandwiches or hot dogs off the grill for a small donation.

Thanks to American Bank of Texas, Advertising Sponsor. 


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!

Tram Tours at Refuge

Tram Tours are back!  This fall, tours are set for 2 pm each Saturday and Sunday.  Call 903 786 2826 for information about and/or reservations aboard the Carlos & Eulalia Cardinal Express Tour of Wildlife Drive.  Tours are free of charge; donations are accepted for the maintenance fund.

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.

Friends maintain the Butterfly Garden.

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

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


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.


Events » November 2015
10:00am – 11:30am
Children will learn to recognize art in nature - color, texture, shape and more! and create their own Nature Art. Hands-on nature activities for ages 4 -7; parents must accompany this age group... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Discover art in nature - it is all around us! Color, texture, shape and more! Then create your own nature art! Leader - Ginger Mynatt. For ages 8 - 12. Please register each child separately and... View Details
8:00am – 9:30am
Meet Dr. Wayne Meyer at the Refuge Visitor Center BY 8 am for a guided birding walk; Wayne will speak on sparrows at 10 am so watch for them especially! Walk will be cancelled in case of rain. Bring... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Dr. Wayne Meyer, Associate Professor of Biology at Austin College will help you learn to recognize the many different species of these small passerine birds that can be found at HNWR at various times... View Details
3:00pm – 4:00pm
The Bluestem Chapter, Texas Master Naturalists present Bonnie Bradshaw, founder of 911 Wildlife, in this free program, open to the public. Visitor Center Meeting room. View Details
10:00am – 12:00pm
Meeting will be held in the Visitors Center Meeting Room, at 10 am. Those who want to come early to get in some photography field work before the meeting begins, meet at 8 am in the Visitors Center... View Details
4:30pm – 8:00pm
Pulled pork BBQ and all the trimmings!! 6th Annual Friend-and-Fund-Raiser at HNWR. Proceeds go to activities and projects at the Refuge. Serving from 4:30 - 8 pm. Come to the Visitor Center for... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826