Detail the vans Thur. Dec 7th 11am

Dec 4, 2017

On Thursday, December 7th anyone who would like to help detail the vans and bus at the Visitor Center should meet there at 11:00 a.m. This project takes about an hour.

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Temporary road delays Hwy 49 east of the Meers T

Dec 4, 2017

Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays through December21st, there will be temporary road delays to protect staff, visitors and visitor vehicles. Read more about it on the refuge website.

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Areas closed for hunting Dec 12-14, 2017

Dec 1, 2017

Hunting is important to maintain appropriate herd sizes. The first Elk Hunt this year will be December 12-14, 2017. Areas open to the public will be Mt Scott only. Areas closed will be everything west of the Visitor Center – from Crater Lake to Indiahoma Wye (including Burma Road, Quanah Lake, Osage, Burford, Boulder, Charons Garden, etc.).…

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Nov 23, 2017

BLACK FRIDAY!!!      As a healthy alternative to shopping, FOW is participating in REI’s #OptOutside Campaign this Black Friday.  Check the FOW Facebook page for links to the campaign. More information will continue throughout the week on the FOW Facebook page, but we wanted to make sure you knew what it was and could participate…

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Stars Over The Wichitas: Nov. 17th, 18th

Nov 11, 2017

Programs are Friday and Saturday evenings. Reservations are taken on the preceding Monday at 580-429-2197. View the night sky with telescope or binoculars. The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge will be conducting “Stars Over The Wichitas” and the public is invited. Participants will search and locate major constellations and other heavenly bodies with assistance from an amateur…

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Support FOW with

Nov 6, 2017

Shop at to earn donations to FOW for every purchase. The holidays are fast approaching. Soon you will be busy shopping for gifts, decorations, and more. By remembering to shop at, the Association Of The Friends Of The Wichitas can increase its AmazonSmile donations. Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at…

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2017 "Fall Foliage Walks" reservations open November 6th

Oct 23, 2017

  Fall Foliage Walks will be here soon.  This popular walking tour will include spots in the “Special Use Area” where you will be able to see up close the radiant colors of fall foliage in the Refuge at it’s very best.  Reservation open as above for 3 tours scheduled in November. Call 580-429-2197 for reservations. See…

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Fall Foliage training tour Nov 4th

Oct 21, 2017

On Saturday, November 4 don’t forget the fall foliage membership training tour.  If you are interested in leading or assisting with tours now or in the future it is important to attend training tours. This is a great opportunity to get to know other FOW volunteers and enjoy tour and some quality time with other nature lovers. Email volunteer@friendsof…

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Bison Auction – October 19th, 2017

Oct 12, 2017

The annual public auction of native bison will begin at 12:00 noon at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. The Friends provide logistical support for the refuge in many capacities. Come out and join the celebration. The auction is held at the main refuge corrals, immediately north of Refuge Headquarters, 12 miles north of Cache, Oklahoma.

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National Trails Week with Randy

Sep 11, 2017
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Hiking Trails

October 8-14 is National Trails Week.  Come join the fun working with Randy Hale. We will be working on the Kite Trail and also the steps of the Charons Garden Trail.  Meet at the Visitor Center at 8:00 a.m. each day.  If you arrive after 8:00 a.m. ask at the front desk of the Visitor Center for directions to the…

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