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  • Free Guided Refuge Tours

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    Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge offers FREE guided tours on select Fridays, Saturdays, and/or Sundays. Sign up at the visitor center and join one of our expert naturalists on a exciting tour. Each different tour offers a unique perspective of the refuge. Examples of tours include Raptor Ramble, Hidden Secrets of Bosque del Apache, Duck Detectives and Go Birding at Bosque del Apache NWR. Transportation provided (15 person van).

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  • Wildlife Watching & Nature Trails

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    Enjoy seeing some of North America’s most striking wildlife as you explore this vast landscape.

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  • Bicycles


    The refuge encourages visitors to utilize bicycles, an environmentally friendly form of alternative transportation, to enjoy their National Wildlife Refuge.

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  • Hunting

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    Hunting is one of the priority recreational uses on National Wildlife Refuges and compatible with the mission of this refuge. Hunting for a variety of species is allowed in specific areas of the refuge.

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  • Fishing

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    Fishing is allowed in designated areas of the refuge from April 1 through September 30, from one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset.

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  • Bull Frogging


    Frogging for bullfrogs is allowed on the refuge from June 1 through September 30 in areas open to fishing.

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Last Updated: Sep 09, 2016
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