Guided hikes for the whole family.
The tours will take participants into the refuge's Special Use Area during the height of the elk mating season, a unique opportunity for wildlife viewing. At this time of year the bull elk compete for available females to form their harems. To vent their feelings of frustration and aggression, the bull elk produces a high-pitched whistling sound. Tour participants have the opportunity to hear the bugling and to view elk in their natural habitat. Members from the Association of Friends of the Wichitas serve as Interpretive guides for the tours.
Enjoy good company and a pleasant stroll along a Refuge trail. Meet at the Visitor Center at 9:00 am for a 2 hour walk with a Refuge Staff person. For more information call (580) 429-2197.Walk is not held when the visitor Center is closed - Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Years Day.
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