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Northern Tallgrass Prairie
National Wildlife Refuge

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44843 County Road 19
Odessa, MN   56276
E-mail: northerntallgrassprairie@fws.gov
Phone Number: 320-273-2191
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The Northern Tallgrass Prairie Refuge protects habitat for grassland species, such as the bobolink.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
The refuge does not have environmental education staff. However, upon request, staff are available to provide environmental educational programs for school children and other groups.

All lands acquired for the refuge in fee title will be open to hunting in accordance with state seasons and regulations, provided that this use is determined to be compatible with the purposes of the refuge and mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Pheasant and white-tailed deer will likely be the most popular species pursued by hunters on refuge lands.

Wildlife Observation
Refuge lands will provide visitors the opportunity to view waterfowl, songbirds, marsh and wading birds, shorebirds, raptors, and upland game birds. During the spring and summer, northern tallgrass prairie habitats will provide the opportunity for visitors to see several grassland-dependent neotropical migratory birds, such as bobolinks, grasshopper sparrows, and clay-colored sparrows. Other animals to watch for include white-tailed deer, red fox, ground squirrels, and coyotes.

Refuge Headquarters - Open 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday.

Entrance Fees
This refuge does not require an entrance fee.

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