• Larry Smith - Apple & Pear
  • Into The Wind by Randy Jones
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  • Bull at the End of the Day
  • Otter by Randy Jones
  • Fish on the Rocks


THANKS To all of you who contributed and put us over the top! With your help we were able to match the $38,000 grant from the McMahon Foundation.  As a result The Friends of the Wichitas will be taking over the “Nature Store” on October 1st.  There is still a lot of work to be done so let us know if you would like to help.
If you would still like to make a donation, there’s still time, just click the button and Thanks Again from The Friends!

The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is one of over 550 units of the National Wildlife Refuge System operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Visitation at the refuge has steadily increased to 1.5 million annually. Interested citizens formed this local independent association to provide additional services to the refuge and this ever growing number of visitors. Association members take pride in their outstanding public resources and believe all citizens should share in the responsibilities of caring for their lands.

Who are The Friends of the Wichitas?

Friends of the Wichitas LogoThe Friends of the Wichitas is a non-profit organization committed to promoting environmental education opportunities for the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Volunteer members conduct interpretive tours and work in the visitor center.Join-button

What Does the Association Do?

  • Donate funds and equipment to the refuge to enhance visitor enjoyment of the visitor center and other refuge public use programs.
  • Publish a monthly newsletter containing helpful hints of wildlife viewing, announcing upcoming tours, and giving visitors an in depth look at refuge wildlife.
  • Provide materials and training for volunteer programs interpreters.

Latest News

October 15, 2016
Fall Foliage Walks will be here soon.  This popular walking tour will include spots in...
September 30, 2016
Did you know that the First Tuesday of every month we designate as “Litter...
September 30, 2016
The annual public auction of native bison will begin at 12:00 noon at the...
August 1, 2016
Weather Permitting beginning on Tuesday, August 2nd, prescribed burns will be conducted in the Lost...

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