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Come out and enjoy Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge!
 

  • Wildlife Watching & Nature Trails

    All of our trails and guided hikes offer great birding opportunities. Many of the back roads in the southeast and northeast grasslands are also good for hiking and backpacking. Get more information on our trails here.

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  • Environmental Education at Brown Canyon

    The Brown Canyon Education Center provides many opportunities for learning about the environment and ecology of the region. Take a guided hike or visit with a group and receive on-site instruction by refuge employees. 

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  • Hunting

    Hunting is permitted on approximately 90% of the refuge. Hunting opportunities include mule and white-tailed deer, javelina, coyotes, white-winged and mourning doves, waterfowl, coot and cottontail rabbits. Get more information on hunting opportunities here.
     

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  • Camping

    Nearly 100 primitive campsites are marked with a campsite symbol and number.  There is an occupancy limit of 14 days within a 30-day period. Fires are permitted using dead or downed wood only in established fire rings at designated sites. Campfires may be restricted during periods of high fire danger. 

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  • Horseback Riding

    Riders may use any of the refuge roads, except for the Brown Canyon and Arivaca sections. Groups using horses must provide their own water and weed-free feed and clean the campsite of horse manure. Groups using four or more horses must possess and carry a refuge permit.

Page Photo Credits — © Steve Hillebrand
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2012
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