Welcome to Hailstone National Wildlife Refuge, one of over 570 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System - a network of public lands administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service set aside to conserve wildlife and habitat for people today and generations to come.

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Hailstone National Wildlife Refuge is an unstaffed satellite refuge and is part of the Charles M. Russell Complex. The Refuge is open to hunting of migratory game birds, upland game birds, and big game as well as hiking and wildlife observation.

Location and Contact Information

      About Us

      Hailstone National Wildlife Refuge was established as an easement refuge in 1942 to provide a rest stop and breeding ground for migratory waterfowl. It also provides habitat for pronghorn, and prairie dogs. Many other small mammals exist along with horned lizards, and rattlesnakes.

      What We Do

      The overall management goal at this refuge is to promote biological diversity and maintain the natural abundance of native plants and wildlife. Science is the foundation upon which conservation decisions are made. We use research, monitoring and the best-available science to inform our work to conserve fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitat.