San Bernard

Sargent Unit Hunting

brochure San Bernard - Sargent Unit Hunting

Sargent Unit Hunt Regulations for San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Texas. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Sargent Unit Hunt Regulations San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge will accept applications for the permit waterfowl hunts in the Sargent Unit from September 1 until September 30. We must receive all applications during that period and will not accept any applications received before or after these dates. A $45.00 fee will be collected if selected. Lottery Draw Information We will hold a public drawing at the Complex Office on the second Wednesday in October at 9:00 a.m. You do not need to be present to be selected. If selected, permittees are allowed to hunt on Saturday and the following Wednesday of the week for which they have been selected. The permittee may bring up to three additional party members. This may include any combination of hunters and children observers (ages 9 and under). The permittee must be present for hunts. We will notify persons selected by e-mail within 10 days. Upon payment a hunt packet including the permit, regulations, and map will be e-mailed. Due to ease of access, we will give priority for Area #1 to those with limited mobility. Undrawn hunt areas/weeks may be purchased on a first come, first serve basis beginning the Thursday of the hunt week. We only accept one application per person. You must be 18 years or older to apply for a permit. You must be legally licensed to hunt waterfowl before entering the hunt area. Youth hunters, 17 years and younger, must be under the supervision of an adult 18 years or older while hunting on the refuge. Your permit allows you and your hunt party to enter the refuge at 4:00 a.m. You and your hunt party must have exited the refuge no later than 1:30 p.m. Please be courteous of other hunters as you enter and leave the hunt area. It is your responsibility as the permittee to provide surveys for your hunt party. We Allow the following: • • Hunting of ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots only. Use of approved non-toxic shot only. • • • Use of retriever dogs, which must be under the control of the handler at all times. A maximum of twenty-five (25) shot shells in the field, per person. Non-motorized and e-bicycles are allowed on levee roads beyond the designated parking area within the hunt boundaries. We require the following: • You to stay within 100 yards of your assigned hunt area. • Hunters to access hunt areas through gate on FM 457 and park in designated area. • Removal of decoys, spent shells, marsh chairs, vegetation (blind material) and other equipment and trash from the refuge daily. • Shotguns to be unloaded and cased or broken down when transported in vehicles. • Shotguns to remain unloaded to and from hunt areas. • Hunting to cease at 12:00 p.m. (noon). We prohibit the following: • Building or use of pits or permanent blinds. • Use or possession of alcoholic beverages in hunt areas and parking lots. • Off-road vehicle travel or ATV use on the refuge. • Target shooting or target practice. • Dog training – with or without the use of firearms. • The use of plastic flagging, reflectors, or reflective tape. • Blocking gates and roadways. Other Information Hunting will be in accordance with all State and Federal regulations. The regulations stated in this document supplement the general regulations set forth in Title 50, Code of Federal Regulations, which govern activities on national wildlife refuges. Each party leader must have the permit in his/her possession with all party members identified. Hunt permits are not valid until filled out and signed by all the hunters. By signing the permit, you acknowledge understanding and acceptance of the regulations for the Sargent Waterfowl Permit Hunt. Depending on your hunt area location, you may be required to walk up to 1-1/2 miles to access the area. The trails are marked. Dogs should remain on a leash to and from the hunt area. If you encounter a snake, leave it alone. For More Information For inquiries about the program, contact: San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge 6801 CR 306 Brazoria, TX 77422 979/964/3639 979/964/3210 Fax Texas Mid-Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex 2547 CR 316 Brazoria, TX 77422 979/964/4011 979/964/4021 Fax July 2020 0 A 1 Parking Trail Markers .25 Hunt Area Number Refuge Boundary Private Land Hunt Area Refuge Legend A 1 N M .5 mile W 6 K W T V 7 H F 8 X 5 al st oa rac Int 9 G Matagorda a Intr ay y Big Boggy NWR wa ter a W 10 terw l Wa sta coa Chinquapin 457 2918 of x Me 5 lf Gu San Bernard NWR lf Gu Sargent Unit 306 2611 ico 100 of 15 Miles ic o ex M r Ri ve 36 s B 2 4 CR262 521 457 521 2611 2004 azo To CR 457 C E Wadsworth Creek Sa n rd 3 D 60 y Cane 524 rna 95° 35' 56.46" W 95° 35' 47.22" W 95° 35' 43.32" W 95° 35' 29.70" W 95° 35' 14.60" W 95° 35' 42.80" W 95° 35' 27.30" W 95° 35' 16.44" W 95° 35' 15.20" W 95° 35' 01.08" W 457 Directions to the Sargent Unit of the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge Be 1. 28° 47' 48.12" N 2. 28° 47' 59.05" N 3. 28° 48' 06.62" N 4. 28° 48' 09.44" N 5. 28° 47' 59.40" N 6. 28° 47' 38.40" N 7. 28° 47' 38.70" N 8. 28° 47' 42.49" N 9. 28° 47' 25.05" N 10. 28° 47' 33.30" N Bay City 35 Br Coordinates Sargent Permit Waterfowl Hunt Area Lorem ipsum U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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