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    Bald Eagles at Kirwin

    Find out more about these majestic and fascinating birds of prey.

    Bald Eagle

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    Migratory Waterfowl

    Spring and fall are the best times to visit Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge to view migrating waterfowl, shorebirds and song birds.

    Migratory Waterfowl

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    Grassland Birds

    Kirwin NWR provides habitat for a variety of native grassland birds.

    Grassland Birds

Hunting at Kirwin

Hunting at Kirwin

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Many opportunities are available for the hunting enthusiast.


Fishing at Kirwin


Ice Fisherman

Under high water conditions, the Refuge offers outstanding fishing opportunities for crappie, walleye and catfish.


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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Items of Interest at Kirwin NWR

  • Archery Deer Hunting

    September 01, 2015

    Please click on the link below for a list of successful applicants. There were 184 applicants this year, with 22% odds of drawing permit.

    Successful Applicants
  • Current Conditions

    September 01, 2015

    The Solomon Fork of the reservoir is open to motorless boats through September 30. The main body of the reservoir will be closed to boating after October 1 due to the water level.

    Current Fishing Report - Provided by KDWPT
  • Hours of Operation

    The Visitor Center at Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for Federal Holidays. The refuge is open to the public at all times.

  • Partners for Fish and Wildlife

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service's Private Lands Program can provide a common sense approach to habitat management, provide support for wildlife, agriculture and rural lifestyles through financial and technical assistance.

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Sep 01, 2015
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