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    Proposed changes to hunt/fish programs

    The refuge is proposing to update their hunting/fishing programs and is seeking public comment on the changes.

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  • CD Available for Review

    Notice of Availability: Compatibility Determinations which evaluate various uses, are available for public comment through July 4, 2019

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    As Monarchs Head North

    Monarchs are on their way north. As milkweed plants begin to grow watch for eggs and caterpillars.

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  • Big Stone

    Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

    The Northern Tallgrass Prairie is managed by Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.


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.

Learn more about the NWRS