Chute: All refuge roads and nature
trails will be closed to non-hunters from Saturday, December 10 through Sunday,
December 18 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 17-18 for
public safety during deer hunt. The visitor center will remain accessible
and open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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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.