Masterson State Forest
Masterson State Forest Information:
The 519 acre Masterson State Forest land was donated by Leonora Masterson in 1985. Forest management research and demonstration sites are located within the forest. Recreation opportunities include horseback riding, hiking, hunting, birding, and wildlife viewing. The forest is open by reservation only. Group resource education tours are available by appointment. The Texas State Forests are game sanctuaries with no firearms permitted unless hunting with a valid Texas permit. The Kirbyville district forest service office is open Mon-Fri, 8am to 5pm. (409) 384-9427. The forest is located northeast of Silsbee on FM 2938, 3 miles southeast of Buna, Texas. The Jasper District Forest Service office is located near the Jasper County Airport on U.S. 190, approximately 4 miles southwest of Jasper , Texas.  Masterson Texas State Forest Trail Map  Fish Stocking History  
Birding - Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, Upper Texas Gulf Coastal Region:
Big Thicket Loop:   Camden, Hillister, Woodville, Chester, Woodville, Angelina National Forest, Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Jasper, Jonestown, Newton, Big Thicket National Preserve, Kirbyville, Evadale, Deweyville, Orange, Mauriceville, Beaumont, Lumberton, Kountze, Warren
Texas Birds Checklist
Bird Checklist for the Pineywoods of Eastern Texas, Region 5
Big Thicket National Preserve Bird Checklist - Scroll Down & Choose Species 
Deep East Texas Birding Sites Guide, Lufkin Area
Northeast Texas Bird Checklist, as in Caddo Lake
Angelina National Forest & Sam Rayburn Reservoir Bird Checklist
Martin Dies Jr. Park Bird Checklist Available at Headquarters
Toledo Bend Reservoir Area Bird Checklist
Hunting MastersonState Forest:
The forest hosts youth only hunts for white-tailed deer and feral hogs from assigned blinds. Baiting is permitted.  2017-2018 Hunting Details
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.