Grazing Opportunities at Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge will be allowing cattle grazing on two units of the Refuge beginning in 2023. Grazing unit descriptions, requirements, and maps can be found in the bid packet. Cooperators are responsible for following all terms and conditions identified in the requirements and regulations.

Permittees will be selected based on receipt of sealed high bid for each of the grazing units. Sealed bids are due at the Refuge office no later than 4:00 pm, February 8, 2023. A box will be placed in front of the office for bid collection after hours. Bids may also be mailed to the refuge office.

Please call or email the Refuge Biologist Brandon Semel ((320) 808-9470, if you have any questions about the units or bidding process.



Get Started

This is a digital copy of the 2023 grazing package. If you prefer, you can pick up and drop off a paper copy of the package at Refuge Headquarters.

Big Stone NWR Headquarters
44843 Co Hwy 19
Odessa, MN 56276