• Minidoka Deer

    The Ears Have It

    Some say early miners named this deer for their ears, resembling those of their common pack animal.

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  • Nesting pelicans and gulls

    Safety in Numbers

    Nesting on a island can reduce predation from mammals and avian species.

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  • Pronghorn

    Where the Pronghorn Roam

    Fleet-footed pronghorns are the second fastest land mammal in the world, after the cheetah. Pronghorn are found in the sagebrush uplands

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  • Becker's White

    Pollination Professional

    The Becker's white butterfly of Western arid brushlands, fields, desert foothills and canyons, is one of nature's great pollinators.

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  • Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron at Nest

    These long-legged birds nest in the trees at Minidoka NWR


National Pollinator Week


Celebrate National Pollinator Week, June 17-22, 2019

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American white pelicans nest in large numbers at Minidoka... look for these surprisingly graceful large birds on the islands in the river.

Public Comment Opportunity

Draft Hunting Plan and Fishing CD/CX

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes expanding hunting and fishing opportunities on Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge for the 2019-2020 season.Click link for more information.

Information on Expanded Hunting and Fishing Opportunities Proposed at Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge

About the Complex

Southeast Idaho NWR Complex

Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Southeast Idaho NWR 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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