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Refuge named one of the Top Ecotourism Sites in the Great Plains
Butterfly species travel through the refuge pollinating, finding food sources and mates in the spring to late summer.
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
Spring Turkey Hunts 2017
Spring Turkey Hunting at Marais des Cygnes is open for applications now through March 6. Check the link for details.Hunting Information
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
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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More about Marais des Cygnes
The Refuge may be conducting some late winter and early spring prescribed burns. Some closures may occur.Fire Management
- 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.
Bottomland hardwood forests, wetlands, and prairie combine to offer a showcase of diverse and unique plants and animals.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2017