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  • Western Kingbird 140 x 105


    The Refuge provides opportunities to observe many bird species.


  • White-tailed deer 150 x 116


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


  • Trails 150 x 102


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


  • Fall fishing 150 x 101


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



Spring and Summer Field Trips

Field Trip

The Souris River Basin NWR Complex is available to host school field trips. We have some fun, educational activities that can be tailored to fit content standards and learning objectives. It can be a great opportunity to get out of the classroom and explore nature on one of our trails with a scavenger hunt. Programs are available at both J. Clark Salyer NWR and Upper Souris NWR. Contact the Refuge Ranger at 701-768-2548 ext. 125 for more information.

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.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 18, 2017
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