Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at


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    New Hunting & Fishing Regulations

    Please see link to new Arrowwood Refuge specific hunting and fishing regulations release June 2017.

    Refuge specific regulations

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    From fishers to otters...

    You can view a variety of wildlife at your nearest National Wildlife Refuge.


Cooperative Agricultural Opportunities

Cooperative Agricultural Opportunities

February 8, 2018 CAA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regularly utilize agricultural practices to manage and enhance habitat for wildlife. If you are interested in grazing livestock, harvesting hay, or cooperatively farming lands on Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge, please contact Refuge Manager Paul Halko at (701) 285-3341 Ext. 102 or

For application click here
Potholes and Prairie Birding Festival

Potholes and Prairie Birding Festival

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Don't miss the next Potholes and Prairie Birding Festival, June 13-17, 2018 in Carrington, ND.

Visit the Birding Drives Dakota website

About the Complex

Arrowwood Complex

Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Arrowwood Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS