Bison Range now on Winter Schedule
The Bison Range is now on Winter hours with the Winter Drive open through early May.
Winter Hours for Visitor Center
The Visitor Center is open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is closed Fridays, weekends and Federal Holidays.
Visitor Center Closures
The Visitor Center will be closed from February 19 through early May of 2016. Scenic Drives will be open daily.
The National Bison Range front gate is open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Winter Drive is open for the season. (Red Sleep is closed until May 2016)Operating Hours
About the Complex
Three other National Wildlife Refuges as well as a Wetland Management District can be discovered along with the National Bison Range throughout the Flathead, Mission and Pleasant Valleys.
National Bison Range is managed as part of the National Bison Range Complex.
Learn more about the complex
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
- February 02, 2016
This a great time of year to see bald eagles, as well as some golden eagles, throughout the Mission Valley. Local ranchers are in the middle of calving season and the eagles clean up the afterbirth. Watch for eagles perched on power poles and fence posts as well as on the ground among the cows. Photo by FWS Volunteer Dave Fitzpatrick.Birds of the Bison Range
There is much going on at the National Bison Range with the changes in weather, changes in season. Check out what visitors and staff are seeing while they travel through the Refuge. And let us know what you’ve spotted on your most recent trip.Recent Sightings
All it takes is the sight of red calves dotting the early spring landscape to understand that the Fish and Wildlife Service mission “for future generations” does not just refer to people.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Tick photo by Mat Pound, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org, Cape buffalo photo. ©John Storr, Wikimedia., 2013 Bird Day poster. ©Environment for the Americas
Last Updated: Feb 02, 2016