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TPWD News Release — Oct. 2, 2008

After Ike, East Texas National Forest WMAs Reopened

Please Note: This news release supercedes a previous release on the same subject (

AUSTIN, Texas — Because of Hurricane Ike, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department previously announced closure of public hunting activities by Annual Public Hunting Permit on several national forests that contain state wildlife management areas, which have since reopened.

The Angelina National Forest, including Bannister Wildlife Management Area (Unit #903), has reopened. Portions of the Davy Crockett National Forest, including Alabama Creek Wildlife Management Area (Unit #904), reopened Sep. 27. Sam Houston National Forest Wildlife Management Area (Unit #905) reopened Oct. 1.

For more information about public hunting on state wildlife management areas, see the TPWD Web site or phone the TPWD Wildlife Information Hotline at (512) 389-4505.