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Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area
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Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area Information:
This 2,063 acre Wildlife Management Area was purchased in 1991 to preserve mature bottomland hardwood forests adjacent to the Angelina River.Habitat consists of these forests and fields adjacent to the Angelina River, and Loco Bayou and Moral Creek. Hunting is available on the Blount and the Old River Tracts. Wildlife includes waterfowl, white-tailed deer, woodcock, rabbits, turkey, squirrels and feral hogs. Hunting for deer with firearms is prohibited. Primitive camping is permitted in designated campsites. Horseback riding is allowed March 16-September 26th. All horses must have proof of a negative Coggins test. All visitors are required to register with the park. There are three entrances along FM 2782 with information and registration stations located at each entrance. The only other amenity is the ADA compliant wildlife observation platform. Bring water and insect repellant. (936) 569-8547. The office is located at 1805 E. Lufkin, Lufkin, Texas. The WMA is located approximately 6.2 miles southwest of Nacogdoches. From Nacogdoches take U.S. 59 South for approximately 6.2 miles. Go west on FM 2782 for 1.1 miles. Alazan Bayou WMA Map  Alazan Bayou WMA Map
 
Angelina River: 
The Angelina River is located in the East Texas Pineywoods Region. The lake is formed by the junction of Barnhardt and Shawnee creeks three miles northwest of Laneville in southwest central Rusk County. The river flows southeast for 110 miles, forming the boundaries between Cherokee and Nacogdoches, Angelina and Nacogdoches, and Angelina and San Augustine counties. It empties into the Neches River twelve miles north of Jasper in northwestern Jasper County. Lake Steinhagen is located on the Neches River. The Sam Rayburn Reservoir (formerly McGee Bend Reservoir) is located on the south end of the Angelina River. The stream was named for a Hasinai Indian girl whom Spanish missionaries called Angelina. The river was navigable from Ayish Bayou nearly to Nacogdoches in the 1840s and furnished a significant means of transportation to settlers. The earliest attempts at commercial navigation of the Angelina began in 1844 when Moses and Robert Patton, using a barge-like craft known as the Thomas J. Rusk, transported 192 bales of cotton from Pattonia Landing (located on the Angelina twelve miles southeast of Nacogdoches) by way of the Neches to Sabine Pass. The Patton brothers continued to operate their barge service for three years, hauling cotton and other produce downriver and returning with provisions and merchandise from Galveston and New Orleans. In 1847 they purchased a steamship, the Angelina, capable of hauling 350 to 400 bales of cotton and making the round trip to Sabine Pass in fifteen to twenty days. Several other steamboats plied the Angelina during the heyday of river traffic around the time of the Civil War. Towns on or near the river include Nacogdoches, Laneville, Rusk, Cushing, Alto, Wells, Douglass, Jasper, Bevilport, Lufkin, and others. The river flows on the edge of the Angelina National Forest, and just a few miles east of the Davy Crockett National Forest; the Sabine National Forest sits on the Texas-Louisiana Border a few miles east of the river.  Angelina & Neches River Authority  Fish Stocking History
 
Mosquito Informationfor 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.
 
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
 
Hunting Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area:The WMA offers white-tailed deer and unlimited feral hog hunting by compartment. 
2017-2018 Hunting Details
Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area Blount Track Information
Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area Old River Track Hunting Information & Map  
Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area Blount Track Brochure
 
 Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area Blount Track Brochure Old River Track Hunting Information & 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. 
                      
Hunting, Texas Parks and Wildlife, General Hunting Information
Hunting, Public Hunting on State Lands, TPWD
Hunter Education
Hunting Season by Animal
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Donations
 
Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area Directions:
The WMA is located approximately 6.2 miles southwest of Nacogdoches. From Nacogdoches take U.S. 59 South for approximately 6.2 miles. Go west on FM 2782 for 1.1 miles.