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Deer Flat
National Wildlife Refuge


Smartweed along the edge of Lake Lowell
13751 Upper Embankment Rd
Nampa, ID   83686 - 8046
E-mail: deerflat@fws.gov
Phone Number: 208-467-9278
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/deerflat
Smartweed along the edge of Lake Lowell
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Refuge facilities are available to teachers and other educators to help promote an understanding of wildlife and the natural environment.

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Fishing
Game fish in Lake Lowell include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, perch, crappie, bluegill, rainbow trout, channel catfish, and brown bullhead. Some areas of the refuge are closed to protect wildlife, so watch for signs and check the map.

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Hunting
Waterfowl, coot, upland game, and mourning dove hunting is permitted in the Snake River Sector and designated areas of the Lake Lowell Sector during State seasons. All hunters are required to use non-toxic shot and may not possess lead shot in the field.

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Interpretation
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge has several upcoming events. Contact the refuge for more information about these events.

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Wildlife Observation
Many excellent opportunities are available for wildlife observation and photography. Over 190 species of birds have been seen on the refuge. The best season for viewing a wide variety of wildlife is from September through December.

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Hours
The refuge is open all year during daylight hours. Wildlife is generally most active in the mornings and early evenings.

The Visitor Center is open weekdays from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M, except on Federal holidays.

Some areas of the refuge are closed year-round or during particular seasons. Be sure to check the refuge map and observe signs.

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