Huron WMD Friends Group
The Huron Wetland Management District's Friends Group is Friends of Maga Ta-Hohpi (MA-HAH-TA-HOP-EE) Waterfowl Production Area (WPA). Maga Ta-Hohpi WPA is a 1,153 acres WPA that is located 8 miles west of the town of Huron. The Friends of Maga Ta-Hohpi
WPA received the "Friends Group of the Year Award" in 2013 from the National Wildlife Refuge Association. The Friends Group assists the Huron WMD with outreach events on the Maga Ta-Hohpi WPA and in the Huron Community. Visit the Friends of Maga Ta- Hohpi WPA web page and Facebook sites to see a list of current outreach events. A convenient Facebook link to the Friends Group Facebook page is located under "FOLLOW US ONLINE" on the Home Page. The Friends group web site and Facebook pages have more information about the Friends Group. The Friends Group Web site has links to more photos and videos. The latest photos highlight game camera footage titled "Secrets of the Marsh". See the link below to visit the Friends of Maga Ta-Hohpi web site.Friends of Maga Ta-Hohpi WPA
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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The Huron WMD office is located on the third floor of the Federal Building in Huron, SD. The physical address is 200 4th St. SW, Room 309. The Huron WMD shop is located on the Maga Ta-Hohpi WPA. The shop is eight miles west of Huron, SD on Highway 14 and 3/4 of a mile north on 392nd St. The physical address is 20721 392nd Ave., Wolsey, SD Office phone number is (605)352-5894 Shop phone number is (605)353-1382.Visitor Information
- March 20, 2014
We welcome you to the Huron WMD one of five wetland management districts in eastern South Dakota. Wetland management district protect wetlands and grasslands for migratory birds. Visitors that come in the spring and fall can witness large migrations of ducks, geese and other migratory birds. Summer visitors often see waterfowl broods. To send an email to us, click at the link below.Contact Us
Bring the Family to Nature Fun Day at the Maga Ta-Hohpi Waterfowl Production Area on June 21, 2014 from 10am to 12pm. Activities include flying a kite, exploring prairie insects, seeing birds of prey mounts up close, and doing a nature scavenger hunt. Also, learn about clouds, Waterfowl ID, and Waterfowl hunting basics. This event brought to you by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Friends of Maga Ta-Hohpi WPA and Delta Waterfowl. Dress appropriately for the weather most events are outside.
Spring and Fall Snow Goose Migration
A sign of spring and fall in the Huron WMD is the arrival of snow geese. The Huron WMD wetlands provide critical food and shelter to migratory birds that are dependent on grasslands and wetlands. Photo by Chris Bailey
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Two Drake Blue Wing Teal with one Hen in flight over flooded corn field, © Chris Bailey, Mallard Drake Trio, © Chris Bailey, Bobolink in grass, © Chris Bailey, Flock of Snow Geese, © Chris Bailey
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2014