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  • Western Kingbird 140 x 105


    The Refuge provides opportunities to observe many bird species.


  • White-tailed deer 150 x 116


    Hunting is permitted in designated areas and during designated hunting seasons for deer, partridge, grouse and pheasant.


  • Trails 150 x 102


    The Refuge offers five nature trails, two canoe trails and a self-guided auto tour route.


  • Fall fishing 150 x 101


    Upper Souris is a popular destination for shore fishing, boat fishing and ice fishing.


Upcoming Events

Friends of the Souris Loop Refuges Meet and Greet at Roosevelt Park Zoo

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Refuge friends groups are independent, nonprofit organizations run by citizens that support the purposes and objectives of national wildlife refuges. Many groups are well established and provide extensive assistance to their refuges; others are just beginning, but all provide support to their local national wildlife refuge. We have a newly formed Friends Group and would like to invite you to a Meet and Greet meeting on November 1, 2016.

Additional Information on the Meet and Greet

About the Complex

Souris River Basin NWR Complex

The Upper Souris NWR, the J. Clark Salyer NWR and the J. Clark Salyer WMD make up the Souris River Basin NWR Complex.

Upper Souris is managed as part of the Souris River Basin NWR 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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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2016
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