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Description - Bald Knob NWR has historically wintered large concentrations of waterfowl including mallards, pintails, blue-winged teal, wood ducks, Canada, white-fronted, and lesser snow geese. The area was identified by the Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture as one of high priority for acquisition. Agricultural lands, sloughs and brakes, bottomland hardwoods, and fallow fields provide a diverse habitat complex and provide all wintering needs for waterfowl. The refuge is a part of the most important wintering area for puddle ducks in North America and winters the largest concentration of pintails (ca. 100,000) in the state. Additionally, the refuge winters approximately 150,000 geese annually. The refuge provides key breeding habitat for wood ducks, hooded mergansers, herons, and neotropical birds. A pair of bald eagles have historically nested on the refuge also.

Recreation - Hunting of small game, migratory birds and big game is available. Fishing, wildlife observation, and photography are are also encouraged. ATVs are permitted but must stay on existing roads. Access to the Mingo Creek Unit is ATVs only.

Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.

Location - Located in the central northeastern part of the state on HWY. 33 Approximately 16 miles south of Augusta, AR

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Contact Information:
Bald Knob NWR, Rt. 2, Box 126-T , Augusta, AR, 72006, Phone: 870-347-2614
, r4rw_ar_nea@fws.gov

Additional Information:
Arkansas National Wildlife Refuges - There are nine National Wildlife Refuges in Arkansas.


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