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  • Short eared owl in ice

    What's Happening in January?

    While the plants are sleeping, some animals scurry about above and below the snow. Winter birds are active, and elk are easy to spot.

    Seasons of the Refuge

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  • Prairie Learning and Visitor Center

    Prairie Learning and Visitor Center

    Learn about Neal Smith NWR! Winter hours Mon-Sat 9-4;closed on Sunday. Closed on most Federal holidays. Call ahead!

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    Federal Recreation Passes Sold Here!

    We sell passes for other Federal recreation lands here. They are ONLY available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm, excluding holidays.

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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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Last Updated: Jan 03, 2017
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