New Hunting Requirements
New requirement for all Refuge hunters begins September 2015. Please review the new requirements.
New Hunting Regulations
Mussels of the Refuge
Refuge staff monitor the population and species compositions of the freshwater mussels of the Marais des Cygnes River.
Marais des Cygnes serves an important role to the federally-threatened Mead's milkweed.
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Refuge named one of the Top Ecotourism Sites in the Great Plains
Burning for Habitat Improvement!
The Refuge Staff uses prescribed burning as a tool for improved habitat management this Spring! See the map for proposed locations
About the NWRS
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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Sport hunting is permitted on the refuge in accordance with all state and federal regulations. Hunters should consult the Kansas state hunting regulations. Special refuge hunting regulations also apply.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2016