Chute: All refuge roads and nature
trails will be closed to non-hunters from Saturday, December 13 through Sunday,
December 21 for public safety during deer hunt.
DeSoto: All refuge roads and nature trails will be
closed beyond the visitor center on Saturday and Sunday, December 20-21 for
public safety during deer hunt. The visitor center will remain accessible
and open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge is otherwise open. County Road P 51 south of the refuge is still closed due to a bridge out so visitors coming from the Omaha area should use Hwy 75 to Fort Calhoun and then east on County Road 34 to the refuge entrance.The refuge is open daily one half an hour before sunrise until one half an hour after sunset.
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During the spring and fall, Boyer Chute’s wetlands become a temporary home for a variety of waterfowl and shorebirds. Look for migrating birds from September-December and March-April. A variety of birds depend on the aquatic and wetland habitats at Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge. Such species include mallards, blue and green winged teal, northern pintail, American wigeon, wood ducks, Canada geese and pelicans.