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Description - The Flint Hills NWR lies in the broad, flat Neosho River Valley. The refuge is named for the gently rolling fossil-studded limestone hills to the west of the refuge.

The refuge is managed primarily to benefit migrating and wintering waterfowl in the central flyway. A variety of management practices are utilized to meet the needs of wildlife.

Along with large numbers of migrating birds the refuge is also a haven for whitetail deer, bobwhite quail, wild turkey, river otter and a diversity of other mammals, neotropical birds, reptiles and insects.

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Filed By: Nathan Wilson (El Dorado, KS)
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Report: I found your site while looking for info on some fossils I found while fishing in a rock quary in Greenwood county. This was on private land which I have permission to use.I was catching mainly bluegill, which I think of as perch and I was catching them on almost every cast within seconds of the worm hitting the water. These guys were huge, almost a pound. Regardless of how good the fishing was, the amazing fossils surrounding my feet put the fishing on the back burner. I found shells, coral, and many other fossils unknown to me. The location was about a mile north of highway 254 and 2 to 3 miles west of Eureka. Breaking open the quarried rocks, which were soft and chalky exosed fossils ranging in size from less than in inch upto nearly a foot! I highly recomend anyone who comes near this area to bring a few tools;hammer, shovel, screwdriver, and a treasure bag to keep your findings in. I am 25 years old and this fossil hunting kept me and two of my friends occupied for hours. who knows, next time I go huting here may lead to the discovery of something really fascinating. before know my friends and I competed to catch the biggest fish, know we compete to find the biggest or most unique fossil. This would make a great afternoon getawayfor a family with young children, it could be fun for couples, no matter what your age is.

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Contact Information:
Flint Hills NWR, P.O. Box 128 , Hartford, KS, 66854, Phone: 316-392-5553
, r6rw_flh@fws.gov

Additional Information:
Kansas National Wildlife Refuges -

Flint Hills NWR - Official agency website


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