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Features

  • A male mountain bluebird perched atop a wooden fence post at the J. Clark Salyer NWR.

    Bird Watching

    The Refuge is designated as a Globally Important Bird Area.

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  • Dam 1, also known as Rock Dam, is one of the public fishing areas at the J. Clark Salyer NWR.

    Fishing

    Fishing is permitted in 12 areas according to State fishing seasons and regulations.

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  • An Aphrodite Fritillary feeding on a flower.

    Trails

    Explore nature at J. Clark Salyer NWR. Visitors can choose from two auto tours, two hiking trails, and two canoe trails.

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    Hunting

    There are nine Public Hunting Areas at J. Clark Salyer NWR.

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  • Duck Banding

    Duck Banding

    To monitor waterfowl populations, Refuge staff conduct duck banding prior to the fall waterfowl hunting season.

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Current Events

CWD Surveillance Site

CWD Surveillance Site at J. Clark Salyer NWR.

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is sampling deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) during the 2014 hunting season. J. Clark Salyer NWR is a deer head collection site. Instructions are posted at the collection site located at the entrance to J. Clark Salyer NWR headquarters. Please see our map for directions to the refuge and click on the link below for more information about CWD surveillance.

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About the Complex

Souris River Basin NWR Complex

The J. Clark Salyer NWR, J. Clark Salyer WMD, and the Upper Souris NWR make up the Souris River Basin NWR Complex.

J. Clark Salyer is managed as part of the Souris River Basin NWR Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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Items of Interest

  • Road Conditions at J. Clark Salyer

    The Scenic Trail entrance with a dusting of snow at J. Clark Salyer NWR.

    The Scenic Trail is open. If you have any questions, please call our office at 701-768-2548. The Grassland Trail is currently closed due to flooded roads.

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  • 2014 Christmas Bird Count

    A group of kids learning about bird watching.

    The 115th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count is scheduled for Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at J. Clark Salyer NWR. Volunteers are welcome to join refuge staff as they take part in the longest running wildlife census on the planet. You do not need to be an expert birder to participate. This is a great opportunity for people of all ages and skill levels to get outside, explore, and learn about the birds in our area. For more information, please contact our office at 701-768-2548.

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  • Hunting Season

    A whitetail buck at J. Clark Salyer NWR.

    J. Clark Salyer NWR offers a quality hunting experience for deer, turkey, grouse, partridge, pheasant, fox, and waterfowl in accordance with State regulations. Please familiarize yourself with our Hunting Regulations brochure and contact us if you have any questions.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 25, 2014
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