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    The Refuge provides opportunities to observe many bird species.


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    Hunting is permitted in designated areas and during designated hunting seasons for deer, partridge, grouse and pheasant.


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    The Refuge offers five nature trails, two canoe trails and a self-guided auto tour route.


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    Upper Souris is a popular destination for shore fishing, boat fishing and ice fishing.


Upcoming Events

Give Wings to Your Wild Side: National Wildlife Refuge Week

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Thursday, October 13: Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge will host a high tech GPS scavenger hunt from 6pm-Dark. Bring your own unit or borrow one of ours. We will do a brief how to and then hike out on the 1 mile trail for some wildlife and habitat discovery. Celebrated during the second full week of October since 1996, Refuge Week highlights the National Wildlife Refuge System – the network of lands and waters that protect wildlife and their habitats.

Refuge Week 2016 News Release

About the Complex

Souris River Basin NWR Complex

The Upper Souris NWR, the J. Clark Salyer NWR and the J. Clark Salyer WMD make up the Souris River Basin NWR Complex.

Upper Souris is managed as part of the Souris River Basin NWR 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.

Learn more about the NWRS  

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Items of Interest

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2016
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