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World War Museum exhibits open for 100th WWI exhibit
Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin invites the public to visit the Louisiana State Archives to view The World Remembers exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The exhibit, which runs through Dec. 28, includes a digital display of more than one million names of individuals who died in the war as well as items from the collections of the Archives. The digital portion of the exhibit will end on Nov. 9.
Most notably, the Archives collection of World War I military posters will be on display. The posters were printed to encourage the public to support the war by eating less meat and wheat, buying U.S. bonds and joining the service.
For more information go to www.sos.la.gov/archives
Forest to close for managed deer hunts in Texas Park and Wildlife area
SFA Experimental Forest will close to the public from Oct. 27 to Nov. 9, for managed deer hunts in
cooperation with Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
and the Natural Resources Conservation Services
Plants Material Center which is located in the
Additionally, the area will close Dec. 7-8, for a special hunt for persons with disabilities in cooperation with the National Wild Turkey Federations Wheelin Sportsmen. Wheelin Sportsmen provides people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities.
Wildlife Biologist Bob Baker with the Pineywoods Ecosystem Project said the Experimental Forest provides a great opportunity for additional hunter recreation while managing deer herds in the area. The Experimental Forest, Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area, and adjacent lands support a healthy herd of deer and wild hogs, Baker said.
Hunters for the managed deer firearm hunts in the Experimental Forest and Alazan Bayou WMA have been drawn, but standby positions may become available. Details are available from the Pineywoods Ecosystem Project office at Alazan Bayou WMA at 936-569-8547.
For information regarding the Wheelin Sportsmen hunt contact Mandy Chumley with the U.S. Forest Service at 936-897-1068.
AgMagic, the LSU AgCenter's premier agricultural exhibit, is coming to the central region of Louisiana for the first time Nov. 14-15 at the State Evacuation Shelter and DeWitt Livestock Facility in Alexandria.
AgMagic Cenla is an inaugural event promoting agriculture awareness, said AgCenter Central Region director Tara Smith.
"This program is the ultimate student experience in making valuable connections to agriculture and the environment in a way that is relevant in our daily lives," she said.
The event will host about 900 third-graders during the two-day event. School groups can register for tours online on the LSU AgCenter website at www.lsuagcenter.com/agmagic .
Wheelin Sportsmen deer hunt for disabled scheduled in East Texas
10th Annual Angelina Wheelin Sportsmen Event for
people with disabilities will be Dec. 7-8 at Stephen F. Austin Experimental
Forest, Winston Tree Farm and Alazon Wildlife Management
The two-day deer and hog hunt is sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federations Wheelin Sportsmen program, U.S. Forest Service, National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, April AWOL Chapter and Pineywoods Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Applications are available at Forest Service Rangers offices in Zavalla, Hemphill, New Waverly, Kennard and Decatur, at the Forest Supervisors office in Lufkin, or online www.fs.usda.gov/texas .
Applications must be submitted by Oct. 31 to:
Angelina National Forest
Attn: Mandy Chumley
111 Walnut Ridge Road
Zavalla, Texas 75980
Persons with physical disabilities may apply and there is no cost to attend. Twenty-five participants will be drawn for the event and they must provide their own weapon, transportation, lodging and valid Texas hunting license. Volunteers and instructors will be on hand to assist, and meals will be provided for participants and one guest.
For more information, contact Mandy Chumley at 936-897-1068.
On the Internet: NFGT: www.fs.usda.gov/texas ; National Wild Turkey Federation: www.nwtf.org