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National Wildlife Refuge

9300 E. 28th Street
Yuma, AZ   85365
E-mail: holly_cyprian@fws.gov
Phone Number: 928-783-7861
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Leave No Trace is a national educational program to inform visitors about reducing the damage caused by outdoor activities, particularly non-motorized recreation. Leave No Trace principles and practices are based on an abiding respect for the natural world and our fellow wildland visitors. We can act on behalf of the places and wildlife that inspire us by adopting the skills and ethics that enable us to Leave No Trace.

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Regulated hunting is permitted for quail, desert bighorn sheep, mule deer, cottontail rabbit, coyote, and fox. All other wildlife is protected. Hunting is in accordance with applicable state and refuge regulations. Licenses and permits are required.

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Wildlife Observation
Tips for Watching Wildlife

•Dawn and dusk are the best times to see wildlife. In warm climates, little is moving on hot summer afternoons or windy days.

•Observe from the sidelines. Leave "abandoned" young animals alone. A parent is probably close by waiting for you to leave.

•Don’t offer snacks; your lunch could harm wildlife.

•Cars make good observation blinds. Drive slowly, stopping to scan places where wildlife might hide. Use binoculars or a long lens for a closer look.

•Try sitting quietly in one location to let wildlife get used to your presence. Animals that have hidden may reappear.

•Teach children quiet observation. Other wildlife watchers will appreciate your consideration.

•Look for animal signs. Tracks, scat, feathers, and nests left behind often tell interesting stories.

The refuge office is open from 8:00 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday. Closed on all Federal holidays.

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