Canadian in Hemphill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area
The Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area contains approximately 6,000 acres of upland sandhills, pastures, natural meadows and woodlands fronting the north bank of the Canadian River.
Named for Eugene A. Howe, Amarillo newspaper publisher, dedicated conservationist and member of the Texas Game and Fish Commission for more than 19 years, the area was acquired by the State in 1951. The objectives are to develop, through research and demonstration, better methods of game management which can be applied to major vegetative types found in the High Plains and Panhandle regions of Texas.
Chief projects on the area involve the white-tailed deer, wild turkey, bobwhite quail and migratory waterfowl. Lesser prairie chickens and ring-necked pheasants may be found throughout the year and winter brings a wide variety of visiting shorebirds.
To improve wildlife habitat and increase the yield of natural foods for wildlife, dikes have been constructed to create marshes which are planted with waterfowl food plants; brush clearing have been made in the cottonwood thickets and bottomlands to provide suitable feeding areas and game openings;
Scientific information acquired through work done on this Federal-State cooperative project is available to surrounding landowners and others who are interested. Game surpluses produced on the area are harvested periodically by hunters under a controlled public hunt program.
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 1963 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2118.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 35° 54.832′ N, 100° 17.439′ W. Marker is in Canadian, Texas, in Hemphill County. Marker is on FM 2266 5.2 miles from U.S. 60, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canadian TX 79014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Anvil Park Ranch (approx. 1.4 miles away); Former Site of Hogtown (approx. 1.4 miles away); Tom T. McGee (approx. 4˝ miles away); Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Canadian River Wagon Bridge (approx. 4.8 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 4.9 miles away); Canadian River TrailsHemphill County (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canadian.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.