The Refuge is designated as a Globally Important Bird Area.
Fishing is permitted in 12 areas according to State fishing seasons and regulations.
Explore nature at J. Clark Salyer NWR. Visitors can choose from two auto tours, two hiking trails, and two canoe trails.
There are nine Public Hunting Areas at J. Clark Salyer NWR.
To monitor waterfowl populations, Refuge staff conduct duck banding prior to the fall waterfowl hunting season.
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.Learn more
About the 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
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
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.Learn more about the trails at J. Clark Salyer NWR
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.Learn more
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.Learn More
North Dakota has nine different owl species, although only four of them commonly nest here.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 25, 2014