The refuge hosts a two day deer hunt, under federal and state regulations, during the month of November. Additional information about the 2015 deer hunt, including an application, will be provided here on this web page towards the end of July.
Click here to download the refuge's bird list. (pdf)
The refuge’s two walking trails provide wonderful opportunities for viewing and photographing wildlife. Learn more on our Wildlife Viewing and Photography page.
Because Great Bay is a non-staffed refuge, formal interpretive programs are not offered at this time. The refuge does host an annual open house (usually in September). Contact (978) 465-5753 for further information.
Walk the two mile-long William Furber Ferry Way Trail. A self-guide interpretive brochure for this trail can be downloaded at the link below.
William Furber Ferry Way Trail brochure (PDF)
Because Great Bay is a non-staffed refuge, facilitated environmental education programming is not offered at this time.
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The American kestrel (Falco sparverius), can be seen frequently seen at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The Service has tried to encourage this very showy falcon by setting up nest boxes on the refuge. The kestrel may be known locally as a “sparrow hawk” and is the smallest raptor in America.