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    Weekly Waterfowl Reports

    Weekly waterfowl estimates on the refuge

    Weekly Reports

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    New Disabled Hunter Deer Hunt

    Learn about the new disabled hunter accessible deer hunting opportunities available this fall! New map and rule changes are now in effect.


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    Odonata...Oh my!

    Browse through the odonata photo gallery to see some of the species on the refuge!

    Odonata Photo Gallery

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    All About Birds

    Learn about some of the birds that make Kootenai NWR their home!

    Learn More

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    Environmental Education Barn

    Many animals that use the refuge as their home are displayed in our Environmental Education Barn!

    Visitor Activities

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"Puddles" the Blue Goose

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The "Blue Goose" has been adopted as the symbol of the National Wildlife Refuge System since 1936.

The Blue Goose History

About the Complex

Inland Northwest NWR Complex

From the channeled scablands, to the mixed-conifer forests, and diverse wetlands three uniquely different refuges comprise the Inland Northwest Refuge Complex.

Kootenai is managed as part of the Inland Northwest NWR Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

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.

Learn more about the NWRS  

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Cinnamon teal drake. -©Stan Bousson, Black-chinned Hummingbird. -©Stan Bousson, Puddles the Blue Goose. © Sharon Lindsay, White-tail Buck. ©Stan Bousson, Drake mallard. © Stan Bousson, Western Grebe. - © Cheri Guinn, Bohemian Waxwing. - © Steve Jamsa
Last Updated: Dec 09, 2014
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