Mathews Brake National Wildlife Refuge
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Hunting, Fishing & More...

Dragonflies. Credit: by Michael

Dragonflies. Credit: by Michael A. Kelly, USFWS

Hunting & Fishing: Mathews Brake National Wildlife Refuge offers excellent white-tail deer, squirrel, rabbit, raccoon and waterfowl hunting opportunities. Fishing for largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish is allowed year-round in certain areas of the refuge. Except where posted, all refuge roads, dikes, and levees are open to foot traffic. Consult the Theodore Roosevelt Complex hunting brochure for details.

Hiking, Bird Watching, Photography: Visitors are encouraged to go wild and get out on the refuge to see and photograph wildlife. From late fall to spring you can catch a glimpse of one or more of the approximately 200 species of migratory birds. During winter look for golden eagles and bald eagles. In early morning and late evening you can enjoy views of white-tailed deer, gray and fox squirrels, swamp rabbit and a variety of small fur-bearers. And don’t miss the all-time-favorite American alligator, long-time resident of the sloughs, streams, and shallow ponds.


TR Complex Annual Public Use Permit/Apply for Limited Draw Hunts


Last updated: August 16, 2012