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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. Please check in at the visitor center for tour availability. Sign up at the visitor center and join one of our expert naturalists on a exciting tour. Each 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 (note: not all tours offered every year/day). 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 April 1 through September 30 in areas open to fishing.

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Last Updated: Feb 19, 2017
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