Swan Lake To Open Gates March 5th

The gates at Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will swing open for the public on March 5th  Refuge Manager Steve Whitson says the Refuge is closed annually from late October to the first Saturday of March to allow for undisturbed habitat for migrating and wintering waterfowl.  Whitson says once spring arrives the place becomes a Refuge for people as well […]

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Swan Lake Waterfowl Lottery

Waterfowl hunters wanting to hunt at Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge still have time to get their application in for the upcoming seasons.  Hunters can participate in the “Lottery,” but they must have a “RecAccess” account to apply and participate.  Go to swanlake.recaccess.com.  Refuge General Manager Steve Whitson says if you have applied in the past, you just need to […]

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Swan Lake Returns To Life

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge near Sumner is re-opening after repairing flood Damage. Refuge Manager Steve Whitson says the Refuge has been closed since mid-June due to flood waters, which damaged the grounds, roads and structures. Whitson said the wildlife made it through the disaster. Whitson said the office building and visitors center was flooded. After studying the situation, the […]

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