Beginning today, Thursday, Oct. 28, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge will be closed to hunting until further notice due to the continued presence of Whooping Cranes. 


Beginning today, Thursday, Oct. 28, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge will be closed to hunting until further notice due to the continued presence of Whooping Cranes.  This closure is necessary to give the crane, an endangered species, protection from mortality. Refuge personnel will continually be monitoring the cranes’ locations.  When it is determined that Whooping Cranes have left the area, an announcement will again be made about re-opening the Refuge for hunting.  For current updates about Whooping Cranes and Refuge hunting, check the website at www.fws.gov/quivira, or call 620-486-2393.