Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs)
Looking for places to hunt, bird watch, photograph wildlife, see rare native prairie plants or just enjoy the outdoors? Visit a WPA today!
Junior Duck Stamp Program
A dynamic arts and science curriculum that teaches wetlands and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school.Participate!
About the Complex
The District is managed out of the headquarters office in Devils Lake, North Dakota.
Devils Lake WMD is managed as part of the Devils Lake Wetland Management District Complex.
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About the NWRS
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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Public access for ice fishing is allowed from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time in designated areas of the Refuge. Vehicles and fish houses are allowed on the ice as conditions allow. Vehicles are restricted to non-vegetated ice areas and designated roads. Ice fishing shelters and personal property must be removed from the Refuge by 10:00 p.m. each day. Fish houses may not be left unattended in uplands or in parking areas.
The refuge is closed to open water fishing. For this purpose, bouys are put out each year as conditions allow to mark the west and south boundaries of the refuge. Mobile apps and GPS downloads are available through the North Dakota Game and Fish website and may be used to identify the refuge boundaries by those who recreate on adjacent bodies of water. Click the link below to navigate to downloadable maps.http://gf.nd.gov/maps
"Double Up for the Ducks" by purchasing two Federal Duck Stamps this season and help conserve more habitat. Follow the link to learn where you can buy Federal Duck Stamps near you.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2017