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    Ruddy Duck drake mating display

    A duck that migrates from North America to the Andes Mountains of South America;one of the stiff-tailed ducks.

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    Stillwater Refuge is for the birds

    Stillwater NWR is a great place to see and hear thousands of birds in Spring.

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    Reptiles on the Refuge

    Reptiles are common at the refuge - look close, but watch where you put your hands!

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    Fire on the Refuge restores, renews

    Habitats that survive and thrive are managed with the help of prescribed fires.

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Stillwater NWR Hunt Program

Stillwater NWR Waterfowl Hunt Updates

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Waterfowl hunting opens October 11, 2014 and ends January 25, 2015. There is a two-day closure October 27-28. Click the link for a refuge water map and status. Go to the blue VISIT link above, click Visitor Activities in the dropdown list for updated refuge Hunt program information. Click the green Wildlife & Habitat link for drought information.

2014 Refuge Water Map

About the Complex

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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Anaho Island NWR, Fallon NWR and Stillwater NWR make up the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Stillwater is managed as part of the Stillwater 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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Stillwater NWR: An Oasis in the Desert

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 21, 2014
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