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    Refuge Gallery

    Check out our refuge photo gallery for an up-close view of Sand lake wildlife

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    Fishing Regulations

    Sand Lake NWR offers fishing at five locations on the refuge.

    Fishing Regulations

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    Hunting Regulations

    Hunting is allowed on Sand Lake NWR, but there are specific refuge rules and regulations in place.

    Sand Lake Hunting Regulations

Refuge News

Tour Route Closed - October 17

As of October 17th, the Sand Lake auto tour route and refuge roads will be closed for the season. Please contact the refuge office with any questions.

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About the Complex

Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex consists of Sand Lake Refuge, located in Brown County, and Sand Lake Wetland Management District comprised of 8 north central SD counties.

Sand Lake NWR is managed as part of the Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge 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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Fall 2015 Migration Reports

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Click the link below to read about current fall migration events at Sand Lake.

Fall 2015 Migration Reports
Page Photo Credits — Northern Shoveler - Tom Koerner/USFWS, Blue-Winged Teal - Tom Koerner/USFWS
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2015
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