News

Waterfowl Hunt Dates Set

The Refuge will host limited public hunting for waterfowl and sandhill cranes during the 2018-2019 season. This public hunt has been offered on the refuge since 1982 and is one of the premier public waterfowl hunts in the state.

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Explore and Enjoy Wildlife

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Wildlife depend on national wildlife refuges as places to rest, nest and feed. Washita is a great place to see a diversity of birds, including the thousands of geese that stop over on the refuge during their migration.

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History of Washita

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This region is rich in history. Learn about the settlement of this area and how it shaped the landscape of today.

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Welcome to Washita!

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Washita is one of more than 500 national wildlife refuges in the United States. Come to the refuge to enjoy wildlife-dependent recreation like nature walks, hunting and many fun programs for children and families.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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