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Alabama Creek Wildlife Management Area
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Alabama Creek Wildlife Management Area Information:
This 14,561 acre Wildlife Management Area is part of the Davy Crockett National Forest and is operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department under a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Forest Service. The WMA was established as a state game management area for public hunting and wildlife viewing. Forest management has improved the wildlife habitats. The WMA is located on the Neches River. Driving and biking the WMA and forest is popular when the dogwoods bloom in March. Camping and horseback riding are permitted. All horses must have proof of a negative Coggins test. Fishing is mostly limited to the Neches River. Hunting is available for white-tailed deer, turkey, feral hog, quail, squirrel, frogs, and waterfowl, dove and other migratory game birds. Dogs are permitted when hunting for rabbits, hares, furbearers and raccoons. Bring your own drinking water and insect repellant. There are no restrooms. The WMA is not wheel-chair accessible. Maps are available from the U.S. Forest Service office. The WMA is open year round. (936) 569-8547. The office is located at 8096 FM 2782, Nacogdoches, Texas 75964. Alabama Creek WMA is located west of the Neches River in Trinity County, approximately 17 miles southwest of Lufkin, Texas. From Lufkin take SH 94 approximately 13 miles to the intersection of FM 2262. Travel south on FM 2262 four miles.  Hunting Information  Alabama Creek WMA Map  Alabama Creek WMA Map
 
Davy Crockett National Forest Information:
This 161,842 acre forest was proclaimed a National Forest by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on October 15, 1936. It was named after the Texas legend and defender of the Alamo, Davy Crockett. Habitat consists of a lake, woodlands and streams. The forest is administered by the U.S. National Forest Service. Local headquarters are located in Lufkin. Local ranger offices are located in Kennard, Texas. The national forest is managed on a multiple-use philosophy and is used for lumbering, grazing, oil production, hunting, and recreation. Texas ranchers receive special use permits for cattle grazing. The forest is bordered on the northeast by the Neches River, and includes the 45 acre Ratcliff Lake, parks, a paddling trail, Mission Tejas State Park, and the 14,561 acre Alabama Creek Wildlife Management Area. The forest is located west of Lufkin, Texas.  Facilities Map  
 
Neches River: 
The Neches River rises just east of Colfax in eastern Van Zandt County; it flows southeast for 416 miles to its mouth in Sabine Lake on the northern edge of Port Arthur, Texas. Except for a few miles near its head, the Neches serves as a boundary system for its entire length, forming the county lines between a several Texas counties. Reservoirs on the river include Lake Palestine, Lake B.A. Steinhagen near Town Bluff, and the small Rhine Lake located north of Palestine. Major tributaries include the Angelina River, which drains one-third of the basin area, Bayou La Nana, Ayish Bayou, Pine Island Bayou, Village Creek, Kickapoo Creek, and Flat Creek. Towns located along the river include Tyler, Beaumont, Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Groves, Port Neches and Nederland.  Fish Stocking History
 
Birding - TEXAS PRAIRIES AND PINEYWOODS EAST BIRDING TRAIL:
Stephen F. Austin Loop:  Nacogdoches, Lufkin
Texas Birds Checklist
Bird Checklist for Pineywoods of Eastern Texas
Deep East Texas Birding Sites Guide
Northeast Texas Bird Checklist
Angelina National Forest & Sam Rayburn Reservoir Bird Checklist
Toledo Bend Reservoir Bird Checklist
 
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.
 
Fishing Alabama Creek Wildlife Management Area:
Fishing is available in the Neches River. The ponds are stocked with bass and catfish.  State Parks Free Fishing Information
 
Hunting Alabama Creek Wildlife Management Area:
The WMA offers hunting for white-tailed deer. Hunting is permitted in the whole WMA.  2017-2018 Deer Hunting
 
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. 
                      
Hunting, Texas Parks and Wildlife, General Hunting Information
Hunting, Public Hunting on State Lands, TPWD
Hunter Education
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Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Donations
 
Alabama Creek Wildlife Management Area Directions:
From Lufkin take SH 94 approximately 13 miles to the intersection of FM 2262. Travel south on FM 2262 four miles.