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    Field Notes

    See the latest activities, events and conservation work at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge.

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    Crab Orchard NWR Calendar of Events

    The 2014 Calendar of events is now available! Click the link below to download a pdf version.

    2014 Calendar of Events

  • Eagle Tours

    Bald Eagle Tours

    We are now taking reservations for the January 18th, 19th, 25th, & 26th tours. Please call (618)997-3344 to reserve your spot.

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    Student Jobs

    The refuge offers a variety of work experiences for students.

    Announcement and Application

  • Waterfowl Hunting

    Recreation Fee Program Addition Proposal

    The Refuge is proposing modifications to the Controlled Waterfowl Hunt. To view the proposed changes please click the link below.

    Recreation Fee Changes Proposal

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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Last Updated: Dec 02, 2014


  • Seeking Public Input into Refuge Recreation Plan

    Public ForumDecember 08, 2014 - December 08, 2014

    The Refuge is holding a public planning meeting at JALC on December 8th from 4pm-7pm in room F103. Follow the link below for more details!

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