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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.

    Fall and Winter Season at Pablo NWR

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

    Public Use Pamphlet



Please visit Pablo 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 more information about the Complex at the link below.

Pablo 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 Pablo NWR

A group of bald eagles, white-headed adults and dark juveniles, stand on reservoir ice.  Photo by Ronald L Bell, USFWSDecember 28, 2016

Starting October 1, 2016, Pablo 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 Opportunities Pamphlet
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2016
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