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Arroyo Colorado Wildlife Management Area
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Arroyo Colorado Unit of Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area Information:
The 787 Acre Arroyo Colorado Unit of the Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area has been permitted to mostly revert to native brush. A portion of this property is privately owned. Wild game species include white-winged dove, quail, rabbits, and hares. Primitive camping is permitted for hunters. There are no restrooms or potable water. An information station is located off FM 2925. Access is restricted. To bird the WMA call for permission to enter. The unit is located on FM 2925 in Willacy and Cameron Counties. From Rio Hondo, take FM 106 east for 3 miles. Go north 5.5 miles on FM 2925. (956) 501-4793. Call (956) 565-1223 for information and to check directions to the unit.  Hunting Information  Hunting Map
 
Arroyo Colorado (River):
The Arroyo Colorado, an ancient distributary channel of the Rio Grande River, rises at Lake Llano Grande, 2 miles south of Weslaco in Hidalgo County. The Arroyo carries excess Rio Grande River floodwaters to the Laguna Madre. The river is navigable to barges through parts of its dredged channel from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to the port of Harlingen. From Harlingen to Mission it is navigable only to small boats.The section between Rio Hondo and Arroyo City is suitable for recreational use. Estero Llano Grande State Park and WBC is located near its headwaters. The stretch of river near its mouth passes through the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. River towns include Mission, Harlingen, Rio Hondo and Arroyo City, Texas.  
 
Birding - Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, Lower Gulf Coast Region:
Arroyo Colorado Loop:  Harlingen. Rio Hondo, Los Palomas WMA, Adolph Thomae Jr. Co. Park
Longoria Loop:  west of Harlingen; Santa Rosa, Combes, Sebastian
Los Loros Loop:  Harlingen Area
Laguna Madre Loop:  Los Fresnos, Palo Alto Battlefield, Laguna Vista, Port Isabel
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Old Hidalgo Pump House WBC Bird Checklist, Hidalgo
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley WBC Bird Checklist, Mission
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Santa Ana NWR Butterfly Checklist, Alamo
Edinburg Scenic Wetlands Bird Checklist, Edinburg
Estero Llano Grande WBC Bird Checklist, Weslaco
Quinta Mazatlan WBC Bird Checklist, McAllen
National Butterfly Center Bird Checklist, Mission
National Butterfly Center Dragonfly Checklist, Mission
National Butterfly Center Butterfly Checklist, Mission
Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR Bird Checklist
Rio Grande Valley Rare Bird Alert:(956) 584-2731.
 
Mosquito Information for Texas:
The months of April through October are the worst months for mosquitoes. . Mosquitoes love standing water, and love you when you eat bananas. Mosquitoes are also attracted to some perfumes, including perfumed shampoos. Rub yourself with Bounce Fabric Softener sheets, or with Vicks Vapor Rub or pure Mexican Vanilla. Some swear taking a daily vitamin B-1 pill works to repel mosquitoes. Planting Marigolds in your yard repels mosquitoes. On a picnic table try covering the bottom of a white plate with “lemon fresh” dish wash soap, or use citronella candles. Home Depot sometimes sells the candles in small metal buckets. The ThermaCell Mosquito Repellant is also quite effective in ridding small outdoor areas of mosquitos. Dynatrap Company makes a large standing electric mosquito machine that works like electric bug zappers. It is very successful at making large areas mosquito free. When purchasing mosquito repellent buy those with the ingredient N, N-diethyl-M-toluamide. Some that work include Off! Deep Woods, Off! Family Care Unscented with Aloe Vera, Cutter Unscented, Maggie’s Farm Natural, EcoSmart, All terrain Herbal Armor, Off Clip On, and Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Oil with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E (expensive). The fine net clothing available from Cabela’s and other sporting goods stores is highly effective in preventing mosquito bites.
 
Hunting Arroyo Colorado Unit of Las Palomas WMA:
Special and regular white-winged dove seasons are available in the fall. Other legal game species include quail and dove.  Hunting Map
 
Hunt Texas Online Connection:
More than 95% of Texas land is privately owned, making it hard for hunters to find affordable hunting opportunities. The Texas Parks and Wildlife has a huge public hunting program, and has developed a new service to help hunters find hunting places. This new service is provided free by the TPWD. It allows landowners to list available hunting leases or spots that have opened up, and allows hunters to find private hunting leases according to their preferences. 
                      
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