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    Current Conditions

    Hart Mountain and Hot Springs Campground roads are open. All other roads are closed or impassible due to extremely wet and muddy conditions.

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    Fire Danger

    Fire danger is currently low and there are no public use restrictions in effect.

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    Mega Migration

    Pronghorn are once again migrating to summer fawning areas. Learn how biologists track and follow the fastest land mammal in North America.

    More about mega migrations

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    Gail Collins, Supervisory Wildlife Biologist has received the 2015 Rachel Carson Award for Scientific Excellence.


Current Events

Hunting on Hart Mountain


Hunting seasons for a limited number of pronghorn, bighorn sheep, and mule deer hunters occur each year from August into November.

Visitor Activities

About the Complex

Sheldon-Hart Mountain Refuge Complex

Sheldon and Hart Mountain refuges were both initially established to protect and restore the American Pronghorn and each provides important habitats for pronghorn during different times of the year.

Hart Mountain is managed as part of the Sheldon-Hart Mountain Refuge Complex.

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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.

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Visit the Refuge

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    The refuge is open year-round (weather permitting). There are no entrance fees and overnight camping is allowed (no reservations). Our small visitor center at the Refuge Headquarters isn’t staffed, but is open 24 hours- stop by for more information during your visit.

    More about visiting the refuge
  • Volunteers Needed

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    Each summer we seek energetic and motivated volunteers to help us greet visitors, maintain campgrounds, and control weeds.

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  • Directions and Driving Info

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    We have driving directions and travel tips to help make your trip to Hart Mountain Refuge safe and enjoyable

    Plan Your Visit
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2016
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