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    Hunting on the Refuge

    Hunting season has begun! Blind locations with GPS at bottom of hunting page.

    Hunting Information

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    All About Birds

    Learn about some of the birds that make Kootenai NWR their home!

    Learn More

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    Butterfly or Moth?

    Can you tell the difference between a butterfly or moth?

    Butterfly vs. Moth

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    Biking at the Refuge

    This spring, check out the unique bike racks our staff has created; moose, sturgeon, and fish!

    Plan Your Visit

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Story Trail

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Story trail on Myrtle Falls trail. Funded by WREN, The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Inc., USFWS, and Bonners Books. Share a nature story with your children as you hike up to the waterfall. Story will change throughout the year.

About the Complex

Inland Northwest NWR Complex

From the channeled scablands, to the mixed-conifer forests, and diverse wetlands three uniquely different refuges comprise the Inland Northwest Refuge Complex.

Kootenai is managed as part of the Inland Northwest NWR Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

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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Page Photo Credits — Moose pair in wetland. © Annie Pflueger, Cinnamon Teal drake in flight. -©Stan Bousson, Western Meadowlark singing. -©Stan Bousson, Black-chinned Hummingbird. © Stan Bousson
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2016
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