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  • Top view of Red Sleep Mountain Drive through windy Elk Lane with vehicles and bison.  FWS photo

    Last Days for Red Sleep Drive

    The last day to take Red Sleep Mtn. Drive is Sunday, Oct 16. The Winter Drive remains open afterward. Click Operating Hours for details.

    Operating Hours

  • Yellow green and blue logo of Every Kin in a Park program, with tree, bird and children silhouettes.

    Every Kid in a Park

    We invite all fourth graders nationwide to obtain a free entry pass to federal public lands. For information on how, follow the link below.

    Every Kid in a Park

Noteworthy News

Operating Hours

Aerial view of Bison Range with VC.IN consv.150x118September 30, 2016

The National Bison Range Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The front gate is open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please start the Red Sleep Mtn Drive no later than 5:30 p.m.

Operating Hours

About the Complex

National Bison Range Complex

Complex Graphic

Three other National Wildlife Refuges as well as a Wetland Management District can be discovered along with the National Bison Range throughout the Flathead, Mission and Pleasant Valleys.

National Bison Range is managed as part of the National Bison Range 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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Wild Happenings

Wildlife Sightings

Picture of bighorn sheep on green hillside on National Bison Range. Most sheep are males or rams and have large curling horns. There are about 10 sheep in the photo.

Visitors and staff having been seen lots of wildlife this summer including Rocky Mountain elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, Lewis' woodpecker, black and grizzly bears, and of course lots of plains bison. If you would like to see up to date reports, please our Facebook page for pictures and information.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Tick photo by Mat Pound, USDA Agricultural Research Service,, Cape buffalo photo. ©John Storr, Wikimedia., 2013 Bird Day poster. ©Environment for the Americas
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2016
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