Texas: Management Plan Recommends Opening Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge to H
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a plan to guide management of the Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge for the next 15 years. The 7,677-acre Refuge is located approximately 30 miles southwest of Amarillo. The primary purpose of the Refuge is to protect wintering waterfowl and short-grass prairie habitat. Currently there is no hunting permitted on the Refuge, as explained in Alternative A (current management). However, under Alternative B (Improved Habitat Management and Public Use) and Alternative C (Optimal habitat management and public use), hunting would be introduced to the Refuge. The plan can be read online here.