Bonneville County Commissioners approved annual road closures in and around the Tex Creek area to limit disturbance to wildlife. The closures will begin December 1 and remain in effect until April 15. County Commissioners began instituting these closures in 1996.
Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area was created to protect big game winter range and provide year-round habitat for game birds. One of the biggest stressors for wintering animals is excessive amounts of disturbance that increase animal movements and force them to burn critical fat reserves.
The goal of these closures is to limit motorized travel on the Wildlife Management Area during winter when animals are most vulnerable. Non-motorized access is still permitted.