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    American Bison

    Enjoy views of North America's largest existing mammal, the bison. The refuge's herd includes approximately 650 of these herbivores.

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  • Dr Chiri guides

    New Field Guides

    Dr. Angel Chiri has created and donated free field guides covering a small sample of the bugs and spiders of the Wichita Mountains area.

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    The refuge's rugged landscape is the result of over half a billion years of geologic change and adaptation.

    Rugged ranges


76th Annual Texas Longhorn Auction

The 2019 longhorn sale will be held at Stockman Oklahoma Livestock Marketing, Inc. (Apache Auction Market) in Apache, Oklahoma on Thursday September 12, 2019.

Longhorn Auction

Mt. Scott Roadway to Close for Construction

August 27, 2019

Construction to stabilize the Mt. Scott Roadway is set to begin immediately. Effective August 27, 2019, Wichita Mountains will implement a complete closure of the Mt. Scott area. This closure will lift briefly from August 31 to September 2 to celebrate the Labor Day holiday; however, beginning September 3, 2019, the Mt. Scott Roadway and all access to the adjacent hillslope areas will close until construction can be completed.

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Telephones Are Down

April 11, 2019

Telephones at the refuge are currently down. If you need to make reservations, or apply for a permit, please email the refuge at the address linked below.

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Wilderness on Wichita Mountains WR


Did you know Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge includes 8,570 acres of designated wilderness?

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Featured Stories

Volunteer Experiences


There are many opportunities to volunteer on the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. An amazing experience you won't soon forget!

Making a difference for wildlife...

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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