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  • New Hunting Requirements

    New requirement for all Refuge hunters begins September 2015. Please review the new requirements.

    New Hunting Regulations

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    Mussels of the Refuge

    Refuge staff monitor the population and species compositions of the freshwater mussels of the Marais des Cygnes River.

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    Meads milkweed

    Marais des Cygnes serves an important role to the federally-threatened Mead's milkweed.

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    Come Visit!

    Refuge named one of the Top Ecotourism Sites in the Great Plains

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  • 2016 Antlerless Hunt Is On!

    The 2016 January Antlerless Applications are available at the Refuge or on this site for download


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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Last Updated: Nov 23, 2015


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