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Let's Go Fishin' Ages 4-16
Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:00am – 11:30am
*Special Refuge Rocks Event*

Calling all kids! "Let's Go Fishin'" on Saturday, June 1, 2019, with Hagerman NWR staff and volunteers. This special Refuge Rocks event date coincides with the Texas Free Fishing Day on the first Saturday in June every year. On this day, anglers can fish on any public waterbody in the state without a fishing license. This free Refuge Rocks event from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. is open to children ages 16 and under. With the help of parents, kids will be able to demonstrate their fishing skills or luck in the pond located next to Refuge Road. Gear will be available for kids to check out and bait will be provided. No registration is required for this event, and you can come and go as you please. We’ll be providing mini fishing instructional stations for the kids and a fishing-themed craft table. For more information, check with or call 903-786-2826.
Tram Tours

All aboard the all-electric Carlos and Eulalia Cardinal Express for a 60 – 90 minute tour along Wildlife Drive at the Refuge. Enjoy learning about the history of the displaced town of Hagerman while watching for wildlife.  Lots of stops for bird-watching and photography.  Free (donations accepted). Guided tours are offered at 2:00PM on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting.  Seating is limited: please call (903)786-2826 between 9:00AM  and 4:00PM, Mon-Sat, for reservations  Standbys are accepted if space permits.  Tours are recommended for age 6-adult.


Hagerman Youth

 Check out nature activities for youth at Hagerman Youth.

Shorebird Migration at Hagerman NWR

Mid-March - mid-May and mid-August - late October are times to view the Central Flyway shorebird migration at the Refuge.  Each spring many thousands of shorebirds pass through,  on their way to breeding grounds in the northern US, Canada or the high Arctic.  They are back again in the fall, on their way to the tropics or even South America, to spend the winter.  The Refuge offers wetlands for resting and re-fueling.  Shorebirds can be a challenge to identify; literature and field guides are available at the Visitor Center.

Geese At Hagerman NWR

November - February - Trips to Hagerman NWR to see the huge flock of wintering geese are an annual holiday tradition for many visitors. Please stop by the Visitor Center for information and visitor services such as maps,  free wildlife guides and binoculars-for-loan.

Seasons of Wildlife at Hagerman NWR

 Click for more on the seasons of wildlife at the Refuge, 

Slide Show Photo Credits

Photos are selected entries from the 2017 HNWR Nature Photography Contest

Liftoff, by Alan Daniel

Sunrise Song, by Jeff Gladden

Encounter with Wildlife, by Carl Hill

Showing My Colors, by Mike Sweatt

Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826