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    Hunting and Fishing Permits

    Getting your hunting/fishing permit for the Refuge is as easy as hitting "Print"! Just follow the link below.

    Brochure Page

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    Take 'em Hunting!

    Taking youth hunting can be rewarding and create great memories. Here are a few things to keep in mind when hunting with youth.

    Tips for Hunting with Youth

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    What are Duck Stamps good for?

    Learn the importance of Duck Stamps and Junior Duck Stamps for conservation.

    The Duck Stamp Story

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    Predicting the Winter

    It seems everyone has their own way to predict our winter weather. Find out more about some of these methods.

    Predicting Winter

Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

Don't Forget the Orange!

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Kentucky law requires hunters to wear unbroken hunter orange clothing, visible from all sides on the head, back, and chest when hunting during a gun deer or elk season. However, even if you are not hunting but plan on being in the woods during hunting season, you are encouraged to wear hunter orange. Hunter orange clothing makes you more visible and ensures you are not mistaken for game. It also makes you visible in the background beyond someone else’s potential target.

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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  • Waterfowl Quota Hunt


    Sign-up for the waterfowl quota hunt begins September 1st and last through October 15th! Fill out a postcard with your name, address, and phone number. Postcards can either be mailed or dropped off at headquarters. Only one entry allowed per person. Postcards must be received by October 15th to be considered for the draw. Individuals under the age of 16 are eligible for the youth hunt weekend. The Lindsey Unit is available for mobility impaired hunters. For more information on the Lindsey Unit unit please call the office at 270-527-5770. For more information on the quota hunt please see our hunting brochure.

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  • Hunting Public Land

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    If you are planing to hunt on the refuge but don't know where to start, here are some tips to think about before the hunting season begins.

    Tips for Hunting on Public Land
  • Where are we?!

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    We are often asked about how someone could tell if they were on or off refuge property. All refuge property is clearly marked on the outside boundary with yellow paint hash marks and blue goose boundary signs. Some landowners adjacent to the refuge may mark their boundary with blue paint hash marks and no trespassing signs. Trespassing on posted or unmarked private property is a violation of Kentucky State law.

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2015
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