Wildlife Drive closed to vehicles 11-8 to 11-18 during Firearm Deer Season


The Prairie Edge's Wildlife Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic during Firearms Deer Season, beginning Friday, November 8 through Monday, November 18. The Wildlife Drive will reopen to vehicles on Tuesday, November 19, if weather and road conditions permit. 

The Blue Hill and Oak Savanna Learning Center Hiking Trails are in areas closed to all hunting, while Mahnomen Hiking Trail is within an area open to firearms and archery deer hunting (during the nine day firearms season). We recommend wearing at least one item of blaze orange, or other bright clothing, above the waist, if you are hiking at the refuge during this time.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Refuge Headquarters at 763-389-3323 or email Sherburne@fws.gov.