View North Dakota's Wondrous Wildlife
With more wildlife refuges than any other state, North Dakota is the place for animal lovers.
In North Dakota, you really can see where the buffalo roam, and the deer and the antelope play - and the elk and the moose and the eagle. North Dakota is a dream come true for wildlife enthusiasts. Moose abound in the Turtle Mountains and elk in the Killdeer Mountains and Badlands. Bighorn sheep also call the Badlands of Theodore Roosevelt National Park home and eagles dance along on the wind in most parts of the state. Get up close and personal with wildlife in North Dakota.
National Wildlife Refuges
North Dakota has 63 wildlife refuges – more than any other state in the nation – and most offer visitors services. These are just a sampling of some of North Dakota's site to enjoy nature at its finest. Find them all online.
Rolling hills mantled in short-grass and mixed grass prairie interspersed with numerous wetlands in the highly productive prairie pothole region that produces more ducks than any other region in the lower 48 states.
Made up of lakes, marshes, prairie grasslands, wooded coulees and cultivated fields. Managed primarily to attract waterfowl during migration periods, but also contains excellent habitat for ducks, geese, grebes and shore birds, along with many other forms of wildlife.
Established as one of the country's first wildlife refuges in 1908 by executive order of President Theodore Roosevelt. An important habitat for the native American White Pelican.
Thousands of waterfowl, sandhill cranes and shorebirds pass through the refuge during spring and fall migration. The refuge is home to 243 bird, mammal, five reptile, four amphibian and 37 fish species.
Offers many recreational opportunities for people who love the outdoors. Activities to enjoy include hunting, fishing, bird watching and wildlife photography.