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    Need a Job?

    Teenagers - if you will be 16-18 this summer come work for us. Applications are due April 14.

    YCC application form

  • A mix of photos of birds, people, and wildlife at Waubay NWR. Photos by L. Hubers/USFWS

    Visit Your National Wildlife Refuge

    There is always something to see and do at Waubay National Wildlife Refuge.

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    Ice Fishing

    This cold weather has been great for making ice. Dress warm and come out and catch a big one!

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    If you think it's cold...

    Winter can be extremely difficult for all kinds of animals. Making sure there is good winter cover is vital for their survival.

Things to do

Enter the Jr. Duck Stamp Contest

Cabin fever making your kids crazy? Check out the Jr. Duck Stamp Contest and set your budding artists to work.

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About the Complex

Waubay Complex

Waubay Complex includes Waubay National Wildlife Refuge, Waubay Wetland Management District and Dakota Tallgrass Prairie Wildlife Management Area

Waubay is managed as part of the Waubay Complex.

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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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New and Noteworthy

  • Need some meaning and some money?

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    Waubay NWR is accepting applications for the Youth Conservation Corp program. Youths must be between 16 and 18 years old during the work period from June 2 to Aug 8. We are looking for a team of 5 to work 32 hours per week. No experience is necessary - just a willingness and interest in working to benefit our natural resources. Applications are due by noon on April 14, 2014.

    YCC application form
  • Birds in Winter

    Cold weather is hard for us but can be even harder for wildlife if they can't find the basics of good habitat: food, water, and shelter. Consider helping out by putting up a bird feeder. Then join in the fun of the Great Backyard Bird Count.

  • A Sense of Wonder

    April 19, 2013

    Kelly Prehiem, a kindergarten teacher from Armour, SD, writes about her efforts using birds to teach her students about the world around us.

    Getting Kids Hooked on Birds
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Male ruddy duck. Photo by John Jave/USFWS
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2014
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