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National Wildlife Refuge

Flocks of Canada geese and tundra swans stand on lake ice at Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge.
194 Bowdoin Auto Tour Road
Malta, MT   59538
E-mail: bowdoin@fws.gov
Phone Number: 406-654-2863
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Many people visit Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge each year to view and photograph the 263 species of birds, herds of pronghorn, and the native prairie landscape.
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This joint jurisdiction continued until 1972 when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acquired sole jurisdiction over the land.

Lake Bowdoin was once an oxbow of the pre-glacial Missouri River. Today, the Missouri River lies nearly 70 miles south of Bowdoin NWR.

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