Features

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    Save the Monarch!

    Monarchs undertake one of the world’s most remarkable migrations. They are in trouble and need our help!

    Click here to learn more!

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    Come Visit!

    Refuge named one of the Top Ecotourism Sites in the Great Plains

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  • Butterflies species travel through the refuge finding food sources and mates in the spring to late summer.

    Pollinators

    Butterfly species travel through the refuge pollinating, finding food sources and mates in the spring to late summer.

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    Mussels of the Refuge

    Refuge staff monitor the population and species compositions of the freshwater mussels of the Marais des Cygnes River.

  • New Hunting Requirements

    New requirement for all Refuge hunters begins September 2015. Please review the new requirements.

    New Hunting Regulations

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Prescribed Fire at Marais des Cygnes

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The Refuge may be conducting some late winter and early spring prescribed burns. Some closures may occur.

Fire Management

Refuge Named one the Top 50 Ecotourism Sites in the Great Plains

October 29, 2012

The University of Nebraska's Center for Great Plains Studies has published a map featuring the top 50 ecotourism sites in eight states.

Refuge Named one the Top 50 Ecotourism Sites in the Great Plains
Spring Turkey Hunts 2017

Spring Turkey Hunts

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Spring Turkey Hunting at Marais des Cygnes is open for applications now through March 6. Check the link for details.

Hunting Information

Hunting Information

Hunting on the Refuge

Fall Wild Turkey

Sport hunting is permitted on the refuge in accordance with all state and federal regulations. Hunters should consult the KDWPT state hunting regulations. Special refuge hunting regulations also apply.

Hunting Information

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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