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    A Refuge for Birds and People

    Bear River Refuge is an wetland oasis in a desert for wildlife and wild oasis for people.

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    Holiday Hours

    Our Visitor Center will be closing at 3:00pm 12/23, closed 12/24 through 1/3. Auto Tour Route open as usual.

    Holiday Hours 2016

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    Hunting Information

    Waterfowl season is in full swing. General Pheasant Season Nov 5th-Dec 4th.


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    Photo Award Winners

    Thank you to all the Photographers that entered this year's contest. Best of Show: Scenic, Judy Watson

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    New Unit of Refuge System!

    Utah Family Land Donation Establishes Bear River Watershed Conservation Area, a new unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

    Press Release

Local Conservation Organizations

Spotlight: Wasatch Audubon Society

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Join us December 14th for our Annual Christmas Bird Count conducted by Wasatch Audubon. They also do counts in Ogden, Morgan and Antelope Island.

Learn More Here

Other Wildlife

Keeping up with the Refuge

Male Northern shoveler returns to the Refuge

Check out our latest Refuge Newsletter

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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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Important Things to Know

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2016
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