The refuge hosts a seasonal deer hunt under federal and state regulations. The 2014 Deer Hunt will occur on Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16.
Download the 2014 Deer Hunt Information Sheet and Application.
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.
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.