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  • An auger uses an auger to drill a hole in the ice prior to fishing.  Photo by Mike Koole, USFWS.

    Pablo NWR Opens for Ice Fishing

    Starting Monday, January 11, 2016, Pablo Reservoir is open to ice fishing. See the Public Use Brochure for details.

    Public Use Pamphlet



Please visit Pablo National Wildlife Refuge.

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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 more information about the Complex at the link below.

Pablo is managed as part of the National Bison Range Complex.

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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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What's Happening

Winter Access at Pablo NWR

American bald eagles, brown juveniles and white-headed adults, sit on the ice during the winter season.  USFWS photoJanuary 06, 2016

Pablo National Wildlife Refuge reopens to public use on January 11, 2016 - including access for Ice Fishing. Be aware of ice conditions and do not venture out if unsafe. Also remember that access will be restricted starting March 1, for nesting season. See the Public Use Pamphlet for details and map.

Public Use Pamphlet
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2016
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