2012-02-09 / Community News

Outdoor News

February 6, 2012
By Victor Gonzales, Lee County Game Warden

Last week’s rains did raise lake levels, which really only helps the lower end of the lake. As this article is being written, both Middle and East Yegua creeks are out of their respective banks and filling the lake to an even higher level. After riding out to area crossings and driving to Nails Creek State Park boat ramp, the lake is slowly filling up, but will it be enough for the annual white bass run?

In speaking with Park Peace Officer, Tommy Snow, he advises Birch Creek State Park’s boat ramp has reopened for public use. It is unknown whether all sizes of boats are able to use the ramp, but if one is familiar with it, then it may be worth the visit. He also stated he observed some fish attempting to make their way upstream in the area of the abandoned boat ramp and bird island. We’ll have to wait and see.

The Lee County Wildlife Association’s annual meeting held on Friday the 3rd, was a huge success. Over 700 people were served and parking was staged all the way to the entrance. The LCWA is a very worthy and community oriented association which promotes wildlife and habitat preservation and conservation. If anyone is interested in joining, contact me, wildlife biologist Greg Pleasant, or Lee County Extension office for more information.

On February 17th and 18th, a hunter education course is being taught in Dime Box at the fire station. Contact Master Instructor, Roger Wubbenhorst, in the Dime Box exchange or look for this week’s newspaper article. Sometime in April, after the county livestock show, another course will be offered to those unable to attend the first. To my knowledge, another course will not be offered locally until August or September, so make arrangements now to secure a spot.

I may be contacted at

979-540-0194 or victor.gonzales@tpwd.state.tx.us.

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