Hunting and Fishing Permits
Getting your hunting/fishing permit for the Refuge is as easy as hitting "Print"! Just follow the link below.
Here are some fun outdoor activities for this season!
What are Duck Stamps good for?
Learn the importance of Duck Stamps and Junior Duck Stamps for conservation.
The Duck Stamp Story
Predicting the Winter
It seems everyone has their own way to predict our winter weather. Find out more about some of these methods.
Enjoy the Outdoors Safely
Kentucky law requires hunters to wear unbroken hunter orange clothing, visible from all sides on the head, back, and chest when hunting during a gun deer or elk season. However, even if you are not hunting but plan on being in the woods during hunting season, you are encouraged to wear hunter orange. Hunter orange clothing makes you more visible and ensures you are not mistaken for game. It also makes you visible in the background beyond someone else’s potential target.
About the NWRS
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
Kids across the commonwealth are participating in the Kentucky Junior Duck Stamp Art and Writing Contest. The contest is fun, educational, and there are prizes involved! It's open to anyone in grades K-12.Learn more on our Kentucky Junior Duck Stamp page!
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.Visit our Maps Page before you visit the Refuge!
If you are planing to hunt on the refuge but don't know where to start, here are some tips to think about before the hunting season begins.Tips for Hunting on Public Land
Wanting to learn more about the Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge and local resources? Try our new auto tour!
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 26, 2015