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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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    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

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    Cool things to do!

    Just because it's cool outside, doesn't mean there aren't fun things to do!

    Learn more on our Winter Wonderland page!

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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

Avoid the Fall!

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One of the most popular accessories for deer hunters is a treestand. So, it should be no surprise that many hunting-related injuries involve a treestand. There are several reasons why such a helpful tool can turn dangerous. For some safety guidelines follow the link below.

Treestand Safety Tips

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

  • Duck. Duck. Goose!

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    Waterfowl surveys on the refuge have begun for the season! For more information on how the surveys are conducted or to see the survey data, click below.

    Learn more about waterfowl surveys on the refuge.
  • Trim a Tree for Wildlife!

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    Don't forget about wildlife this holiday season! Turn an ordinary tree or shrub into a holiday feast for hungry critters in your yard. We even have ideas on what to do with your old Christmas tree once the holiday has passed.

    Learn more on our Christmas tree for wildlife how-to 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.

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2014
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