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for details. Address: Box 1088, Angleton 77515. Phone:
Established in 1943 and referred to as "gem of the
National Wildlife Refuge System," Santa Ana's more than
2,000 acres of subtropical forest and native brushland
provide habitat for many unusual birds. Located on the
north bank of the Rio Grande in Hidalgo County, the ref-
uge attracts many birders who come from across the
United States to view many species of Mexican birds as
they reach the northern edge of their ranges in South
Texas. Also finding sanctuary on this refuge are ocelot
and jaguarundi, endangered members of the cat family.
Address: Rt. 2, Box 202A, Alamo 78516. Phone (512)787-
Purchased in 1979 with duck stamp revenues, Texas
Point's 8,952 acres are located on the Upper Gulf Coast,
where they serve a large wintering population of water-
fowl as well as migratory birds. The endangered south-
ern bald eagle and peregrine falcon may occasionally be
seen during peak fall and spring migrations. Alligators
are commonly observed during the spring, summer and
fall months. Activities include wildlife observation, wa-
terfowl hunting, fishing and crabbing. Access to the ref-
uge is by boat and on foot only. Address: Box 609, Sabine
Pass 77655. Phone (409)971-2909.
The 1991 Waterfowl Stamp
features the wood duck as
/ painted by artist Daniel
Smith. Photo courtesy Col-
Wildlife Stamps and Prints
Information in the following article was furnished by
the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept., 4200 Smith School
Road, Austin, TX 78744, and Collectors Covey, Box 57306,
Dallas, TX 75207.
Since 1981, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
has funded some of its acquisition, development and
management of natural areas with the sale of wildlife
stamps and matching art prints, designed by leading
wildlife artists. There are currently three types of state-
issued wildlife stamps, as described below. (There are
various other stamps issued and sold by non-profit orga-
nizations for the benefit of wildlife habitats. Because of
space limitations, only the state-authorized stamps and
prints are discussed here.)
Waterfowl Stamp: Commonly called a "Duck
Stamp," the waterfowl stamp has been required of all
waterfowl hunters since Fiscal Year 1982. Funds from
the sale of waterfowl stamps and prints may be used for
research, management and protection of waterfowl, for
the acquisition, lease or development of waterfowl hab-
itats in the state and for grants to international non-prof-
it organizations for the purpose of acquiring, developing
and maintaining waterfowl propagation areas
in Canada. Subjects of waterfowl stamp artwork and art-
ists are: 1981, mallards, Larry Hayden; 1982, pintails, Ken
Carlson; 1983, American widgeons, Maynard Reece; 1984,
wood ducks, David Maass; 1985, lesser snow geese, John
P. Cowan; 1986, green-winged teal, Herb Booth; 1987,
The white-tailed hawk is the
subject of the 1991 Non-game
and Endangered Species
Stamp design by artist Pam-
ela Davis-King. Photo cour-
tesy Collectors Covey.
white-fronted geese, Gary Moss; 1988, pintails, John P.
Cowan; 1989, mallards, David Maass; 1990, American wi-
geon, Robert Bateman; 1991, wood duck, Daniel Smith.
Saltwater Stamp: Funds from the saltwater stamp,
which has been required of all saltwater fishermen since
1986, may be used for coastal fisheries and management.
In 1986, the featured fish was the redfish as depicted by
artist John P. Cowan; in 1987, the spotted seatrout, by Al
Barnes; 1988, redfish, Herb Booth; 1989, speckled trout,
John P. Cowan; 1990, redfish, John Dearman; 1991,
speckled trout, Al Agnew.
Non-game and Endangered Species Stamp: A non-
game and endangered species stamp, the only one of the
three wildlife stamps that is not a user stamp, was
offered for the first time in 1985. Funds from sale of the
non-game stamps and art prints are used for acquisition
and development of habitats for, surveys of, research
and management of, protection and restoration of, and
dissemination of information about non-game and
endangered species. The 1985 non-game stamp and art
subject was the whooping crane by artist Ken Carlson;
1986, Attwater's prairie chicken by John P. Cowan; 1987,
the bald eagle by artist Bob Kuhn; 1988, kestrels, Charles
Beckendorf; 1989, ocelot, Al Agnew; 1990, Mearn's quail,
Sherrie Russell Meline; 1991, white-tailed hawk, Pamela
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Kingston, Mike. Texas Almanac, 1992-1993, book, 1991; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth279642/m1/87/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.