U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Input From Public On Issues Associated with a Proposal for Oil and Gas Exploration on Ouray National Wildlife Refuge
ATTENTION OURAY NWR VISITORS:SOME REFUGE ROADS MAY BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO VEHICLE ACCESS DUE TO FLOODING, ROAD DAMAGE AND SAFETY CONCERNS. ROAD CLOSURE POINTS WILL BE SIGNED AND/OR BARRICADED. CLOSED ROADS MAY BE USED ONLY FOR WALKING, HIKING, BICYCLING AND HORSEBACK RIDING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. QUESTIONS… CALL (435) 545-2522.
The refuge is located 30 miles southwest of Vernal in northeastern Utah. It consists of 11, 987 acres including 12 miles of the Green River.
We invite you to read the general brochure for the Ouray NWR and inquire about visitor activities including hunting and fishing . You may browse our wildlife and plant species lists and learn how duck stamps are used to acquire important habitat.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Announces Opening of Ouray National Wildlife Refuge to Limited Elk Hunting
Ouray National Wildlife Refuge, in Randlett, Utah, has increased its public big game hunting opportunities this year by opening the refuge to elk hunting for the first time. To avoid conflicts with other uses, including waterfowl hunting and to minimize disturbance of migratory birds during peak migration periods, elk hunting opportunities are limited to specific seasons.
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