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Public Input Requested

September 04, 2015

Washita National Wildlife Refuge, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment, Hunt Plan, and Compatibility Determination for opening the Refuge to spring turkey hunting. The public is encouraged to provide comments. Copies of the documents and additional information are available at the link below.

Draft Hunt Plan & Environmental Assessment


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Washita is one of more than 500 national wildlife refuges in the United States. Come to the refuge to enjoy wildlife-dependent recreation like nature walks, hunting and many fun programs for children and families.

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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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  • Refuge Waterfowl Hunt Dates Set for 2015-16 Season

    September 02, 2015

    Washita National Wildlife Refuge will host limited public hunting for geese and sandhill cranes during the 2015-16 season. The public hunt has been offered on the refuge since 1982 and is one of the premier public waterfowl hunts in the state.

    News Release
  • Explore and Enjoy Wildlife


    Wildlife depend on national wildlife refuges as places to rest, nest and feed. Washita is a great place to see a diversity of birds, including the thousands of geese that stop over on the refuge during their migration.

    Wildlife & Habitat
  • History of Washita


    This region is rich in history. Learn about the settlement of this area and how it shaped the landscape of today.

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Deer herd / USFWS


McClure House / Dale Moore ©

Last Updated: Sep 04, 2015
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