The SFA Experimental Forest will close to the public from Oct. 27 to Nov. 9, for managed deer hunts in cooperation with Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Plants Material Center which is located in the Experimental Forest.
Additionally, the area will close Dec. 7-8, for a special hunt for persons with disabilities in cooperation with the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Wheelin’ Sportsmen. Wheelin’ Sportsmen provides people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities.
Wildlife Biologist Bob Baker with the Pineywoods Ecosystem Project said the Experimental Forest provides a great opportunity for additional hunter recreation while managing deer herds in the area. “The Experimental Forest, Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area, and adjacent lands support a healthy herd of deer and wild hogs,” Baker said.
Hunters for the managed deer firearm hunts in the Experimental Forest and Alazan Bayou WMA have been drawn, but standby positions may become available. Details are available from the Pineywoods Ecosystem Project office at Alazan Bayou WMA at 936-569-8547.
For information regarding the Wheelin’ Sportsmen hunt contact Mandy Chumley with the U.S. Forest Service at 936-897-1068.