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Huron WMD Friends Group

Friends of Maga Ta-Hohpi Events

Bobolink in grass Photo by Chris Bailey

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

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Visitor Information

  • Office and Shop Locations

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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.

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  • Huron WMD

    Mallard Drake Trio on Water Photo by Chris Bailey150x118March 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.

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  • Youth Waterfowl Hunt 2014

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    Open to all youth ages 11 - 15 that have passed the SD Hunter Safety Course or SDGFP Mentor Program. Event begins on Friday September 19 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Friday events include: Trap Shooting, Dog Handling, Gun Safety, Waterfowl ID, Waterfowl Call & Techniques, Waterfowl Hunting Techniques. Saturday morning, September 20th 5:00 am to about 11:00 am, guided youth waterfowl hunt. Must pre-register at the Huron WMD U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office. 605-353-5894 x 113 or 605-350-0415

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: Aug 26, 2014
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