Sullys Hill National Game Preserve
|Sullys Hill National Game Preserve|
Landscape at Sullys Hill National Game Preserve
|Location||Benson County, North Dakota, USA|
|Area||1,674 acres (6.77 km2)|
|Established||1904 as Sullys Hill National Park|
|Governing body||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
|Website||Sullys Hill National Game Preserve|
On March 3, 1931, during the Great Depression, the United States Congress transferred the park to be managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service as a wildlife refuge, where hunting is permitted. The Spirit Lake Tribe has fishing and hunting rights here.
It is one of only seven National Parks to have been disbanded. Of these seven parks, only Sullys Hill and Mackinac National Park in Michigan, now Mackinac Island State Park, are no longer under the control of the National Park Service.
The park's 1,674 acres (6.8 km²), a mixture of marshes and wooded hills, includes such wildlife as 20-30 American bison, 25-40 elk, 20-30 white-tailed deer, and a colony of prairie dogs. an array of birds, insects, and plants have also been identified within the refuge.
Open seasonally, the visitor center includes an exhibit hall of mounted North Dakota animals in prairie, wetland, forest, and agriculture habitats, education classrooms, and a book store. The center offer programs for school groups, public workshops, guided nature hikes, bird-watching walks, summer youth programs, and conservation programs throughout the year.
- Federal Writers' Project (1938). North Dakota, a Guide to the Northern Prairie State. WPA. p. 268. ISBN 978-1-62376-033-5.
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