Laguna Atascosa Public Hunt Meeting

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge will hold a public meeting tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bass Pro Shop’s Trophy Room in Harlingen to discuss proposed changes for the refuge’s 2016/17 hunt season.

All of the south Texas refuges are considering having the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department become the online administrator for refuge hunt permits.

Among the changes being considered are having all hunts in a lottery system, all hunts would be either 3 or 5 days, pricing would be $80 for a three day hunt and $130 for a five day hunt, limiting hunters to one firearm and one archery hunt per year, implementing an application fee of $2.50, and allowing up to 4 hunters to apply together as a group.