Should we help it?!
Wondering if you need to help "abandoned" wildlife? Looking for a number of a wildlife Rehabilitator?
Follow this link for more information!
Hunting and Fishing Permits
Getting your hunting/fishing permit for the Refuge is as easy as hitting "Print"! Just follow the link below.
Appealing to You and Wildlife!
Consider native plants for your garden; they are beneficial to wildlife and look attractive in your yard at the same time.
Here is a list of plants native to southeastern US.
Enjoy the Outdoors Safely
Heat exhaustion isn’t just something that happens in one afternoon, it can occur after you've been exposed to hot and humid temperatures for several days. Some of the first signs are excessive thirst, weakness, and headache. These are all signs of dehydration in the body, if untreated salt depletion can occur. With that you may experience nausea and vomiting, muscle cramps, and even dizziness. If you or anyone you are with experience these symptoms, it’s best to head inside or at least to a shady area, drink plenty of water, and remove any unnecessary clothing or items such as binoculars, backpacks, or photo vest. If symptoms don’t subside with these adjustments, seek medical help. Heat exhaustion can progress to heat stroke, which can cause brain damage and even cause death. Recovery from heat exhaustion can take several days, so don’t overdo it too quickly. Even wildlife knows to rest in the hottest parts of the day.
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
The 2014-2015 hunting permits have not arrived from the printer yet. So the old (2013-2014) will be accepted until the new ones arrive. We will post the new one as soon as it becomes available. Thanks for your patience!
The Mourning Dove is an elegant, slender-tailed bird that can be easily identified by its hollow-sounding “coo-OO-oo” call. It is the most abundant and widespread bird species in North America, and is also the most frequently hunted species in North America.Hunters and Birdwatchers can learn more about mourning doves here!
School is back in session, and the staff at Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge are ready to make this year fun! Refuge staff can visit your classroom, or we can help you get out of the classroom by planning an exciting field trip!For Educators Page
Wanting to learn more about the Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge and local resources? Try our new auto tour!
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Cope's Gray Tree Frog - aeller/usfws, Tick - mpound/USDA
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2014