Refuge News and Information

Refuge Facts

December 16, 2014

President Franklin D. roosevelt established Lake Zahl NWR to provide breeding grounds for migratory birds and other wildlife.


January 7, 2015

Lake Zahl NWR is open anually for hunting white-tailed deer and upland birds. The service does not allow fishing at the refuge. To find out more about hunting opportunities, seasons, and regulations on Lake Zahl NWR contact the Crosby WMD at 701-965-6488.

Our Mission

US Fish & Wildlife Service Mission

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.

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About the Complex

Lostwood Wetland Management District Complex

Lake Zahl National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Lostwood Wetland Management District Complex.

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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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