Features

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    American Bison

    Enjoy views of North America's largest existing mammal, the bison. The refuge's herd includes approximately 650 of these herbivores.

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    New Field Guides

    Dr. Angel Chiri has created and donated free field guides covering a small sample of the bugs and spiders of the Wichita Mountains area.

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    Geology

    The refuge's rugged landscape is the result of over half a billion years of geologic change and adaptation.

    Rugged ranges

News

Mt. Scott Roadway Closed

The Mt. Scott Roadway on Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge has re-opened to bicycle and pedestrian traffic, but remains closed to all vehicle traffic. Recent heavy rains have eroded parts of the foundation of the road making it unstable for the consistent weight of vehicles.

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Longhorn auction

The 2018 longhorn sale will be held at Stockman Oklahoma Livestock Marketing, Inc. (Apache Auction Market) in Apache, Oklahoma on Thursday September 13, 2018.

Longhorn Auction

Tour Calendar

A schedule of this year's Tours is available.

Tour schedule

Reporting Poaching

Information on reporting poaching on the Wichita Mountains is available on the Law Enforcement page.

Law Enforcement
Featured Stories

Wilderness on Wichita Mountains WR

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Did you know Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge includes 8,570 acres of designated wilderness?

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Featured Stories

Volunteer Experiences

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There are many opportunities to volunteer on the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. An amazing experience you won't soon forget!

Making a difference for wildlife...

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS