The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a plan to guide management of the Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge for the next 15 years.  The 7,677-acre Refuge is located approximately 30 miles southwest of Amarillo.  The primary purpose of the Refuge is to protect wintering waterfowl and short-grass prairie habitat.  Currently there is no hunting permitted on the Refuge, as explained in Alternative A (current management).  However, under Alternative B (Improved Habitat Management and Public Use) and Alternative C (Optimal habitat management and public use), hunting would be introduced to the Refuge.   The plan can be read online here. 

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