The Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge, with its 59,020-acres, hosts a rare piece of the past - a remnant mixed grass prairie. This refuge is an island where the natural carpet of grass escaped destruction because the rocks underfoot defeated the plow. The refuge provides habitat for large native grazing animals as well as Texas Longhorn cattle. Bison, elk, deer, coyotes, red-tailed hawks, prairie dogs, turkey, bunch grasses, post oak and blackjack oaks - are just a few. More than 50 mammal species, 240 bird species, 64 reptile and amphibian species, 36 fish species, and 806 plant species thrive at this refuge.
The long range efforts to perpetuate the major species of wildlife once imperiled have been rewarded. The big game herds have increased so much they are no longer in danger. The major goal of big game herd management has changed from one of assuring the perpetuation of an endangered species to one which calls for the maintenance of representative herds, with numbers in keeping with good range use practices. Be sure to visit the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge on your next visit to the Lone Wolf area.
For more information about Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, click the link at the bottom of this page.
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