Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge
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Frequently Asked Questions

Collier Family at Gravesite. Credit: USFWS

Collier Family at Gravesite. Credit: USFWS

Q. Where can I obtain a refuge hunting and fishing permit and current regulations?

A. All refuge permits are sold from the headquarters of the Theodore Roosevelt NWR Complex. Permits may be purchased in person or through the mail. Hunting and fishing annual regulations are available in August of each year and may be obtained at any refuge office in the Complex or on the internet at (http://www.fws.gov/southeast/pubs/YazooHoltCollier_hunt.pdf).

Q. Where is Holt Collier buried?

A. Mr. Collier was buried at Live Oak Cemetery on South Main Street in Greenville, Mississippi following his death in August, 1936. His grave was not marked at that time, and remained unmarked for nearly 68 years. In February, 2004, a Confederate Headstone was placed at his gravesite, acquired from the Veterans Administration.

Q. Where can I learn more about Holt Collier?

A. Several websites are available that provide information about Holt Collier. Please be aware that some of the websites provide differing information. Go to one or more of the following websites to read about Holt and see his picture:

Q. What is the Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex?

A. In January 2004 the Consolidated Appropriations Act changed the name of the Central Mississippi Refuges Complex to Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Two additional refuges were added to the five-refuge Complex: Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge and Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge. The Complex name change reflects Theodore Roosevelt’s conservation legacy as Father of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The two new refuges were named to honor President Roosevelt, and the legendary African-American sportsman and hunting guide, Holt Collier. Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex now includes seven refuges: Hillside, Holt Collier, Mathews Brake, Morgan Brake, Panther Swamp, Theodore Roosevelt and Yazoo National Wildlife Refuges.

Q. Where can I learn more about the National Wildlife Refuge System?

A. The NWRS is the largest network of federal lands set aside specifically and primarily for wildlife. On national wildlife refuges, wildlife comes first. Visit a national wildlife refuge today, or go to http://www.fws.gov/refuges and visit a refuge on-line.

Q. Is the new refuge boundary posted?

A. Plans are underway to post the boundaries on the new refuge, erect a refuge entrance sign, and construct other refuge facilities to enhance visitor use and protect refuge property.


Last updated: June 25, 2010