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  • Rotator Swan at Stillwater Refuge

    Winters are for Waterfowl!

    Stillwater Refuge offers habitat for wintering ducks, geese and Tundra swans.

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    Discover Stillwater NWR

    It's free, fast and fun for everyone! Download the Google or iTunes app, then head to the refuge for a great new smart-phone experience!

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    Geese, Ducks and Swans - Oh My!

    Geese, ducks and Tundra swans migrate through the refuge on twice-yearly journeys. Look for wintering raptors as well.

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    Try Not to Laugh!

    We dare you not to laugh at these great pics of wildlife! Visit a NWR today for your own wild giggles.

    Try Not to Laugh

Stillwater NWR Hunt Program

Stillwater NWR Hunt Information

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12/1/16 - Several hundred Tundra swans plus a few thousand mallards, sprig, shoveler, wigeon and canvasback at Goose Lake in hunt area and refuge sanctuary. Swan season ends 1/8/17; general season ends 1/22/17. See 'Birders Corner' section to right for complete refuge bird count. Goose and S. Nutgrass lakes are only units with water in hunt area. All boat types allowed. Hunting open daily; all state, Federal rules/regs apply.

2016 Refuge Hunt FAQ

About the Complex

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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Three refuges make up Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex: Anaho Island, Fallon, & Stillwater NWR. Main office: 1020 New River Pkwy, #305, Fallon NV 80406. Phone: 775/423-5128.

Stillwater is managed as part of the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

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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Stillwater NWR: An Oasis in the Desert

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2016


  • Join a Stillwater Stomp Tour!

    tule trail pond,benchNovember 19, 2016 - April 01, 2017

    Learn about the colorful history, wildlife, water and more! Transportation, snacks optics included. Monthly from Nov. 2016 - April 2017.

    Stillwater Stomp Flyer
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