The 4,333-acre Optima National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1975 under the authority of the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act and is managed for resident wildlife and migratory birds.

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National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. Optima National Wildlife Refuge offers wildlife-dependent recreation, including opportunities to watch and photograph wildlife and public hunting.

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      Our Species

      Optima National Wildlife Refuge is located in central mixed-grass prairie. Shortgrass prairie species such as buffalo grass, blue gramma, sandsage and yucca dominate the uplands of the refuge. 

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      Optima NWR Hunt Brochure

      Hunting regulations for Optima NWR