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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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    Fall Fun!

    Here are some fun outdoor activities for this season!

    Fall Fun!

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS  

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Refuge Report

  • Join The Flock!

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    Kids across the commonwealth are participating in the Kentucky Junior Duck Stamp Art and Writing Contest. The contest is fun, educational, and there are prizes involved! It's open to anyone in grades K-12.

    Learn more on our Kentucky Junior Duck Stamp page!
  • 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.

    Visit our Maps Page before you visit the Refuge!
  • 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
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 26, 2015
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