National Game Preserve
|221 2nd Street West
Devils Lake, ND 58301
Phone Number: 701-662-8612
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|This Preserve is one of only a few national wildlife refuge properties nationwide managed for bison and elk.|
Continued . . . The cavalry camped on the highest hill in the area in anticipation of General Sully's arrival. When General Sully failed to meet them, the cavalry named the hill in honor of him.
President Theodore Roosevelt signed a presidential proclamation that set aside Sullys Hill as a national park in 1904. In 1917 and 1918, elk, bison, and white-tailed deer were reintroduced to Sullys Hill to restore its native wildlife species.
On March 3, 1931, Congress transferred Sullys Hill to the National Wildlife Refuge System where it would be maintained as a "big game preserve, refuge and breeding grounds for wild animals and birds." The Preserve is one of four refuges managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for bison and elk. Sullys Hill NGP is part of a complex of refuges managed by the Devils Lake Wetland Management District.
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