HUNTERS' OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULED FOR
LAKE MEREDITH NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
Fritch, TX - The National Park Service will hold a hunters' open house on Friday, August 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sanford-Fritch Junior High School cafeteria, 536 Eagle Boulevard, Fritch, Texas. Park rangers from Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and game wardens and biologists from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be present to answer questions.
Hunting maps and other literature will be available. Those interested in hunting, wildlife habitat, and conservation are encouraged to attend.
There are a few significant changes to the hunting seasons throughout the panhandle this year, with a split dove season, a much longer white-tailed deer season, and changes to the special youth white-tailed deer seasons to now allow taking of either sex. Seasons and bag limits have been set by Texas Parks and Wildlife in conjunction with the National Park Service to increase populations of some species while providing more opportunities for hunters by extending the white-tail season.
The gate at Mullinaw Crossing will remain closed through the first week of mule deer season, November 21-28, and will be opened November 29 through the end of white-tailed deer season, January 3, 2010. The gate may be closed at any time during this period due to circumstances such as severe weather, high water, and threats to public safety.
Hunting and fishing at Lake Meredith are permitted in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. The National Park Service regulates the proper use of the park, while Texas Parks and Wildlife manages the harvest of fish and wildlife within the park. No hunting or firearms are allowed within Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument.