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National Wildlife Refuge

A waterbird enjoys the end of the day in Oklahoma with the reds and oranges of the sunset glinting off the water.
Route 1, Box 18A
Vian, OK   74962
E-mail: chad_ford@fws.gov
Phone Number: 918-773-5251
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Sequoyah NWR at sunset.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
The Refuge provides educational opportunities for local schools, boy/girl scouts, 4-H, etc. Staff members will take groups on guided nature trail walks, refuge tours, and other wildlife/habitat oriented field trips. If students can’t come to the Refuge, refuge staff members will come to the classroom to give presentations on environmental topics.

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Sequoyah NWR is open to fishing throughout the year. All State of Oklahoma fishing laws are applicable on the refuge and the entire refuge is open to fishing except for the “wildlife sanctuary”, which is closed from September 1st – March 31st each year. The Refuge fishing brochure can be found on the Sequoyah NWR website under the Fishing tab.

Public hunting on Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge is allowed in those areas designated as open to hunting. Hunting must be in accordance with all applicable state and federal regulations.

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The refuge headquarters/visitor contact station has numerous wildlife exhibits, interpretive panels, educational material, and an interactive computer and smartboard. The wildlife exhibits allow visitors to get an up close view of some of the wildlife they may encounter while on the refuge. Visitors can read about the history of the refuge or habitat management practices on the interpretive panels. The smartboard has the capability of letting visitors watch videos about the Refuge System, view slideshows of work being performed on Sequoyah NWR, or even play educational wildlife games.

Wildlife Observation
Opportunities abound on Sequoyah NWR for wildlife observation and photography. There are approximately seven miles of tour road throughout the refuge and visitors can use the concealment of their vehicle for observation and photography desires. Also available, are two nature trails that are one mile in length and paved for accessibility. Each trail offers a number of vantage points over different landscapes. With patience, all the wildlife species that inhabit the refuge can be seen and photographed while hiking these trails!

The refuge is open to hunting on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday only. Shooting hours are from one half hour before sunrise to sunset.

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