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Please contact the Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge office with any questions or for additional information about the refuge. 

Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge / Wetland Management District

Headquarters Address:       
39650 Sand Lake Drive 
Columbia, SD 57433 

Phone: 605-885-6320
Fax: 605-885-6333 

Project Leader:      
Todd Frerichs 

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Sand Lake NWR Migration Update

Migration Update 11/28/2023

Sand Lake NWR and other area water is 98% froze.  However, there is still good amounts of dark and light geese using these areas and feeding in area fields.  Ducks are less common in the area and much harder to find.

Due to the ice and upcoming end to the duck season, this is the FINAL migration report of the year.

The wildlife viewing tour loop is now closed for the season.  Archery and firearm deer hunters are allowed to drive on Refuge Roads to retrieve harvested deer from 9:30 am - 10 am, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm, and for one hour after sunset. Deer hunters retrieving deer should close all gates immediately after entry. Otherwise, vehicles are not allowed on Refuge roads. 


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