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Artificial Domes

Approximate location of the 59 domes.

These domes are an integral part of the department’s continuing research efforts on finding the best methods for oyster reef restoration and increasing and improving fish habitats.

t Continued from page 55 oyster reef designs and materials will be evaluated for use in other parts of the bay and in other Texas bay systems.

McFaddin NWR t Continued from page 54 Waterfowl hunting opportunities are available seasonally on both McFaddin and near-by Texas Point NWR. Blue and green-winged teal, mottled ducks, gadwall, scaup and Northern shoveler are a few of the species hunted among the 32 different hunt units. Portions of the

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TPWD has restored approximately 200 acres of oyster reef in Galveston Bay.

refuge are open to hunters free of charge. Elsewhere, for $10 a day, a combined 25,600 acres can be accessed by hunters on foot or by boat. There is also a spaced hunt area reserved for hunters with disabilities. For more information, detailed maps and the Refuge’s required (free) permit, hunters should contact the refuge headquarters at 409-971-2909. Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to con-

—Staff Report «TG

serving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 12 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. — Staff Report «TG

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