Kiowa Wetlands Wildlife Management Area (WMA)


Kiowa WMA located south of Morrill, Nebraska.  The 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 creted by seepage from the Gering Fort Laramie Irrigation Canal and has been a very important salt and fresh water 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 & Parks Comission as a wildlife management area providing hunting opportunity for Dove, Pheasant, Rabbit and Waterfowl.  

Kiowa, 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 contriutions and efforts of the Nebraska Game & Parks, Oregon Trail Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.