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Mt. Scott bike and Pedestrian Use

Dec 20, 2017

Changes to the hours and operations for access to Mt. Scott: The narrow and curvy 3- mile scenic road to the summit of Mt. Scott was completed by the Works Progress Association and Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938. The road twists and turns as it climbs roughly 1,000 feet to the mountain summit. Though it…

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Visitor Center Holiday Schedule

Dec 19, 2017

The refuge Visitor Center will be closed Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Otherwise it is open daily 9am to 5pm. For more information, please see the refuge website.

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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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#OPTOUTSIDE – WILL YOU GO OUT WITH US?

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 Smile.Amazon.com

Nov 6, 2017

Shop at smile.amazon.com 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 smile.amazon.com, 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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