Missouri River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
Mountain-Prairie Region

Missouri River FWCO

National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Opportunities

National Wildlife Refuges are managed and administered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to protect fish and wildlife and their habitats for the enjoyment of the American people.  The Missouri River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office provides technical assistance on fishery and aquatic issues to the refuge system through surveys of the fish populations; activities to protect and enhance fish populations and their habitats; preservation efforts of threatened, endangered, depleted, and native fish species and their habitats; effectively address invasive and non-native species issues; and provide knowledge of baseline fishery resources and requirements.  The Missouri River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office works with the individual refuges to provide technical assistance on aquatic issues for the management of the waters on National Wildlife Refuges and includes working closely with refuge personnel, State and local agencies and the public, to maintain a recreational fishery for the enjoyment and appreciation of anglers where applicable and compatible with refuge objectives. 

North Dakota/Eastern Montana National Wildlife Refuges with Fishery Opportunities

Tewaukon NWR, ND

Upper Souris NWR, ND

Medicine Lake NWR, MT

Lake Ilo NWR, ND

   *Please check with refuge manager about specific regulations.

Last updated: February 15, 2013