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Springtime in the Wichita Mountains

May 10, 2019

Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors. The animals are active and visible. The wildflowers are starting to bloom. The weather is neither too…

Jed Tower. Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy of Larry Smith.

Interpretive Tours to begin in March

Feb 21, 2019

March is not only the month that officially ushers in spring, it is also the month that the Public Interpretive Tours begin on the Wichita…

Government Shutdown: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Update: Government Shutdown

Jan 11, 2019

The Federal government shutdown is still in progress, but the US Fish & Wildlife Service has expanded operating guidelines for 38 National Wildlife Refuges starting…

Partial government shutdown affects Refuge activities

Jan 6, 2019

The WWMR has been affected by the partial government shutdown. A quick overview of its effect: The Visitor’s Center is closed and there are no…

Oklahoma Bald Eagle Watching Guide

Oklahoma Eagle Spotting

Jan 4, 2019

Oklahoma’s January weather is dicey at best. So it’s no wonder that the “In Search of Eagles” tour was the least well attended, and most…

Photo of otters on an icy lake at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Winter on the Refuge is a Great Time to Visit

Nov 28, 2018

Winter is a very nice time of year to visit the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is quieter with considerably fewer people. The deciduous…

Photo of wild turkeys - Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

No Interpretive Public Tours in December

Nov 28, 2018

There are no Interpretive Public Tours for the month of December. The Tour Schedules for 2019 will be posted online soon. Not many activities are…

Photo of the Alpine Club of OKC members and FOW volunteers removing graffiti July 2018 at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Volunteers continue to clean up graffiti on the Refuge

Nov 15, 2018

As has been reported through various media outlets – KSWO, Lawton Constitution, KJRH, KFOR – vandalism is on the rise at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. In…

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Shopping on Amazon? Donate to FOW!

Jun 4, 2018

Shopping list needs something the Nature Store doesn’t have?  You can support FOW when you shop on Amazon! Just shop using from a web…


Check the Calendar!

Jun 1, 2018

Want to know what is happening? Check out the calendar to see upcoming events, activities and opportunities! There’s always lots happening on the refuge.  Click here…

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