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  • Elk in the snow

    What's Happening in December?

    In December, see the elk, short-eared owls and other winter wildlife.

    Seasons of the Refuge

  • Short eared owl in ice

    Audubon Christmas Bird Count

    Join us on Saturday, January 3 to help collect important data about birds at Neal Smith NWR!

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  • Interns Rotator

    Internships Available for 2015!

    Information and application instructions are now available for the 2015 season!

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  • Visitor Center Sign

    Prairie Learning and Visitor Center

    Learn all about Neal Smith NWR and shop in the bookstore! Winter hours from Dec. 1-Feb. 28 are Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm, closed Sunday.

  • Senior Pass for Rotator

    Federal Recreation Passes Sold Here!

    We sell passes for other Federal recreation lands here. They are ONLY available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm, excluding holidays.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2014
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