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Noxubee Wildlife Refuge

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Bluff Lake - Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, Brooksville, Mississippi

Photos by Ben Prepelka
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   Spread over three counties, Mississippi's Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Entrance Sign - Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge surrounds the Noxubee River in the east-central part of the state. Before the 42,500 acre site was obtained in the 1930s, this land was heavily logged, over-grazed and intensively farmed. Over the next 80 years the Noxubee Refuge became an excellent success story of forest and wildlife management.
   With its restoration of rapidly disappearing bottomland hardwood forest, Cypress Reflection - Bluff Lake Boardwalk the refuge lands now harbor a wide variety of wildlife, that include quail, deer, turkey, wood stork and the American alligator. Seeing over a quarter of million visitors annually, birdwatchers are entertained with numerous sightings of bald and golden eagles. During fall migration periods, mallards, wood ducks, ring-necked ducks, gadwalls, American widgeons, and teals make up nearly 15,000 waterfowl that stop at the refuge.
   The refuge has also restored a section of Alabama Black Belt Prairie, easily accessed over the Morgan Hill Overlook Trail. Nearly 12 miles of boardwalks and trails offer visitors a variety of forest habitats to investigate, including the popular Bluff Lake Boardwalk Trail.

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