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  • Male and female Common Goldeneye ducks float on choppy water.  These birds sport bold black and white plumage.  Photo by Dave Fitzpatrick, USFWS volunteer.

    Closing Dates for Ninepipe

    Ninepipe NWR will be closed during hunting season to ALL public use through January 8, 2017. It reopens on Monday, January 9.

    Public Use Pamphlet



We welcome you to Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge.

About the Complex

National Bison Range Complex

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Four National Wildlife Refuges and a Wetland Management District are located in the Flathead, Mission and Pleasant Valleys. Find information about the Complex at the link below.

Nine-pipe is managed as part of the National Bison Range 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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Fall and Winter Season at Ninepipe NWR

A large flock of a variety of ducks and geese rest on and take flight from a body of water.  Photo by George Gentry, USFWSDecember 28, 2016

Starting October 1, 2016, Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge is closed to all public use, including walking, skiing, skating, fishing and ice fishing. This allows birds to find a resting place during waterfowl and upland game bird hunting season. It will reopen to public access on Monday, January 9, 2017.

Public Use Pamphlet
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2016
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