Limited Elk Hunting Allowed Fall 2016
Elk hunting will be allowed at Fort Niobrara NWR during the fall of 2016. We will hold a lottery for two (2) bull elk permits and two (2) antlerless elk permits. Follow the link below for more details.
Refuge Hunting Regulations
The US Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
About the Complex
Two other refuges make up the Fort Niobrara/Valentine National Wildlife Refuge Complex. They are Valentine and John and Louise Seier National Wildlife Refuges.
Fort Niobrara is managed as part of the Fort Niobrara/Valentine National Wildlife Refuge 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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Fort Niobrara Vision
Fort Niobrara NWR will strive to preserve, restore, and enhance the exceptional diversity of native flora and fauna and significant historic resources of the Niobrara River Valley and Sandhills of Nebraska for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.Fort Niobrara NWR habitat management goals will seek to maintain a healthy Refuge environment that will provide opportunities for visitors to enjoy wildlife-dependent uses of the Refuge in a natural setting. Interpreting a unique assemblage of habitats, wildlife and the Refuge’s historical heritage, as well as improving facilities will enhance the visitor’s experience while protecting the cultural integrity of the area. To meet these challenges, the Service will seek partnerships with other agencies, interest groups, landowners, and local communities. These efforts will result in greater protection of wildlife, fish, and plant resources throughout north-central Nebraska.
One of the main purposes of Fort Niobrara NWR is to provide habitat for Bison. Pictured here is a newborn Bison calf and its mother.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Home Page Banner Photo: Stuart Schneider/NPS
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2016