Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge

bowdoinBowdoin National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is just 7 miles east of Malta on Old Highway 2. It provides habitat for a variety of wildlife species including 263 species of birds, over 26 species of mammals, and several species of reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Activities such as photography, hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, wildlife observation, and bird hunting can be enjoyed on the refuge.

Visitors can enjoy wildlife viewing and photography along the 15 mile self-guided auto tour route or the .4 mile accessible trail which is located near headquarters. Public hunting of waterfowl and upland game birds is permitted on a portion of the refuge. Guided refuge tours and environmental education programs are available upon request. Availability of staff and size of group may influence these activities.

Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge
Phone: (406) 654-2863
Official Website:

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