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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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    Who's Calling?

    Learn about some of the commonly heard frog and toads in western Kentucky.

    Sounds of Frogs

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    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.

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    Kids Only!!

    This is just for you! Fun activities, animal facts and even a joke corner!

    Check it out!!

Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

Tick Tips

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Ticks can be an itchy annoyance, and they can possibly transmit diseases. However, that’s not a good enough reason to stay inside! There are several steps you can take to avoid tick bites: wear insect repellent (with DEET), treat clothing with Permethrin, stay in the middle of trails and avoid low hanging branches, tuck your pants into your socks, and most importantly when you get home do a tick check. If you do find a tick has bitten you, remove it with tweezers and monitor the area for a rash for the next 30 days. Signs of a rash or flu-like symptoms should be promptly reported to your doctor.

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

  • Work at a Wildlife Refuge this Summer!

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    Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge is advertising a student volunteer opportunity during the summer of 2015.

    To learn more about applying click here!
  • Kentucky Junior Duck Stamp's Best of Show

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    This year the Best of Show Art was a Fulvous Whistling Duck created by Brennan Schaefer from Union, KY. Our Best of Show Conservation Message was written by Finn Wooten of Salem, KY. His message was, "A ruddy duck is better than a muddy duck, so let's keep its home clean." They will both go on to represent Kentucky at the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest in April.

  • 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: Mar 25, 2015
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