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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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    What's the weather going to do today?

    Learn old-fashioned ways to predict the weather while you are enjoying the outdoors.

    Learn more here...

Enjoy the Outdoors Safely


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Sunscreen isn't always on the top of our packing list when we think of things we need for wildlife viewing, hunting, or fishing, but it should be. Every single day of the year sunscreen is necessary to protect our skin. Even on cloudy days, as much as 80% of UV rays can penetrate your skin. Things like water, snow, and sand can increase your need for sunscreen because they reflect the sun's rays. So, if you are fishing under a shade tree, you might not be as safe from UV light as you think. Wearing sunscreen and reapplying according to the instructions will protect your skin and help ensure you can enjoy the outdoors comfortably the next day instead of being stuck at home nursing a sunburn.

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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Refuge Report

  • Outdoor Classroom or Outdoors in the Classroom?!

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    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
  • 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: Aug 28, 2015
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