Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge


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Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 549
Muleshoe, TX 79347

Phone:806-946-3341
Fax:806-946-3317
Web: www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/muleshoe
Established: 1935.
Location:20 miles south of Muleshoe, Texas.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, hiking trail, campgrounds, picnic area.
Activities:Camping, hiking, wildlife observation.
Special Features:Muleshoe's three sink-type lakes depend entirely on runoff for water and are periodically dry. When the lakes are full, 600 acres of water are available for wildlife.
Habitats: 5,809 acres of short grass rangeland with scattered mesquite and three lakes.
Access: Open during daylight hours.
Wild life: Lesser sandhill cranes, pintails, green-winged teal, wigeon, mallard, northern shoveler, American kestrel, turkey vulture, prairie dogs, prairie rattlesnakes, coyote, bobcat, badger, cottontail and jackrabbits, and porcupine.

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Horned larks, kites, and prairie chickens can be found in the Texas Panhandle, and the Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge provides a haven for thousands of wintering sandhill cranes.
The specimen was collected in sand hills habitat north of the Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge.