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    Hunting and Fishing Permits

    Getting your hunting/fishing permit for the Refuge is as easy as hitting "Print"! Just follow the link below.

    Brochure Page

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    Cool things to do!

    Just because it's cool outside, doesn't mean there aren't fun things to do!

    Learn more on our Winter Wonderland page!

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    What are Duck Stamps good for?

    Learn the importance of Duck Stamps and Junior Duck Stamps for conservation.

    The Duck Stamp Story

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    Kids Only!!

    This is just for you! Fun activities, animal facts and even a joke corner!

    Check it out!!

Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

A hat on your head and a scarf on your throat go good with a coat!

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Hypothermia is the result of your body losing more heat than it can produce, and it isn’t always a result of exposure to extreme arctic temperatures. Getting wet during a duck hunt, or sweating while taking a winter hike can increase the amount of heat your body loses. If you plan on enjoying the outdoors in colder months, it is important to dress properly for the conditions, know the signs of hypothermia, and if you are going to be alone let someone else know where you will be and when you should return.

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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Refuge Report

  • Duck. Duck. Goose!

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    Waterfowl surveys on the refuge have begun for the season! For more information on how the surveys are conducted or to see the survey data, click below.

    Learn more about refuge waterfowl surveys
  • Join The Flock!

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    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!
  • Love Stinks!

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    It’s February, the month of love! The time of year when the smell of chocolate, roses, and skunk is in the air. Yes you heard it right, skunk. February marks the beginning of breeding season for skunks, so don’t be surprised if you start to see them out roaming or smell their pungent odor. They are simply looking for a mate.

    Learn more about skunks...
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2016


  • Annual Refuge Litter Day

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    Grab your work gloves, rubber boots, and join us for a fun and rewarding event!

    More Information...
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