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About the Refuge

Boyer Chute Floodplain

Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge was established to recover fish and wildlife habitat in and along the Missouri River and to restore essential wildlife habitat that became scarce after the river was "improved" for navigation half a century ago.


December 2014 Deer Hunt Closures:


Boyer Chute: All refuge roads and nature trails will be closed to non-hunters from Saturday, December 13 through Sunday, December 21 for public safety during deer hunt.

DeSoto: All refuge roads and nature trails will be closed beyond the visitor center on Saturday and Sunday, December 20-21 for public safety during deer hunt. The visitor center will remain accessible and open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Today, Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge provides a rare opportunity to experience rare Missouri River floodplain habitats that have largely disappeared from the landscape. These diverse prairies, floodplain forests, wetlands, and riverine habitats provide for the needs of resident, migratory, and endangered species. Wildlife-dependent recreation and education opportunities are provided to the surrounding communities including a major metropolitan area.


Click here for the Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge brochure.

 

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014
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