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.
Learn about some of the commonly heard frog and toads in western Kentucky.
Sounds of Frogs
This is just for you! Fun activities, animal facts and even a joke corner!
Check it out!!
Enjoy the Outdoors Safely
Spring and summer in western Kentucky is a beautiful time to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, but it can also be a time of severe weather. For this reason, it is always important to check the forecast before making outdoor recreation plans, but if you do get caught outside here are some things you can do. During a thunderstorm, if you can return to your car or get to shelter that would be best. If you cannot, seek low areas under small trees. During a flash flood, seek higher ground. If you are driving and come to a road covered with water, "Turn Around Don't Drown". In high winds or a possible tornado, do not seek shelter in your vehicle. Vehicles are easily tossed around in the wind; a solid structure would be a better choice. If that is not possible seek a low flat area and cover your head with your hands and a coat/blanket. After a storm remember to stay away from power lines and other potentially dangerous debris.
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
This year the Best of Show Art was a Northern Shoveler created by Grace Sparrow from Union, KY. Our Best of Show Conservation Message was written by Caleigh Robertson of Mayfield, KY. The message was, "Treat nature like you want to be treated." They will both go on to represent Kentucky at the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest later this month.
Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge is ready to help you and your students, or youth group, enjoy the warmer weather! We gladly do school visits and host field trips. We can even help with reviewing for state testing! An afternoon of fishing can also be a fun reward for a year of hard work!Visit our educators page to learn more!
Whether it's in the snow, mud, or just soft dirt, there are plenty of opportunities to look for animal tracks. Use this sheet to see how many different animals you can find on the refuge or in your backyard!
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.
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2016