Visit Your National Wildlife Refuge
There is always something to see and do at Waubay National Wildlife Refuge.
Fall is for Hiking
Fewer bugs and lots of color make fall the ideal time to take a hike.
On the Move
As the days get shorter, wildlife start to feed in earnest to pack on the calories for moving on.
Things to do
Deer hunting seasons start September 24 and run through December 31. Information can be found on the Rules and Regulations page.Rules and Regulations
About the Complex
Waubay Complex includes Waubay National Wildlife Refuge, Waubay Wetland Management District and Dakota Tallgrass Prairie Wildlife Management Area
Waubay is managed as part of the Waubay Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
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
In the News
Monarch populations have rebounded but they are still in trouble. Want to help these amazing insects? Enter your sightings at Journey North or e-butterfly.org and plant native milkweeds.Learn more
Bees and other pollinators are declining due to habitat loss and pesticide use. Help monitor these fascinating flying bugs by grabbing your phone or camera and joining Bumble Bee Watch.Bumble Bee Watch
- April 19, 2013
Kelly Prehiem, a kindergarten teacher from Armour, SD, writes about her efforts using birds to teach her students about the world around us.Getting Kids Hooked on Birds
Ruddy ducks are the clowns of prairie potholes with their bright blue bills and slapstick mating rituals and noises.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Male ruddy duck. Photo by John Jave/USFWS
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016