Kiowa Wetlands WMA

Kiowa Wetlands Wildlife Management Area (Kiowa Wetlands WMA)

Kiowa Wetlands WMA is located south of Morrill, Nebraska. This wildlife management area located on the south side of the North Platte River consists of 506 acres of wildlife habitat, of which the northern 326 acres is a waterfowl refuge.  The refuge area is separated from the upland area by an irrigation canal.  This wetland area is created by seepage from the Gering Fort Laramie Irrigation Canal.  It has been a very important salt and freshwater marsh providing nesting opportunity, as well as resting and feeding area, for both spring and fall migrating ducks, geese and shore birds.

The area is now managed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission as a wildlife management area providing hunting opportunities for dove, pheasant, rabbit and waterfowl.

Kiowa Wetlands WMA, named after a famous tribe of Native Americans who used this area, was the first wildlife project undertaken by the Platte River Basin Environment’s founders. It is with this project that the partnership concept of wildlife conservation was developed.  This wildlife area was acquired through the financial contributions and efforts of the Nebraska Game and Parks, Oregon Trail Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

For more information on Kiowa Wetlands WMA, please visit Nebraska Games & Parks