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    Should we help it?!

    Wondering if you need to help "abandoned" wildlife? Looking for a number of a wildlife Rehabilitator?

    Follow this link for more information!

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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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    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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    Appealing to You and Wildlife!

    Consider native plants for your garden; they are beneficial to wildlife and look attractive in your yard at the same time.

    Here is a list of plants native to southeastern US.

Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

Tick Tips

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Ticks can be an itchy annoyance, and they can possibly transmit diseases. However, that’s not a good enough reason to stay inside! There are several steps you can take to avoid tick bites: wear insect repellent (with DEET), treat clothing with Permethrin, stay in the middle of trails and avoid low hanging branches, tuck your pants into your socks, and most importantly when you get home do a tick check. If you do find a tick has bitten you, remove it with tweezers and monitor the area for a rash for the next 30 days. Signs of a rash or flu-like symptoms should be promptly reported to your doctor.

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.

Learn more about the NWRS  

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Refuge Report

  • New Hunting/Fishing Permits Are In!

    The wait is over and the new hunting/fishing permits are in.

    Follow this link to print your copy today!
  • Outdoor Classroom or Outdoors in the Classroom?!

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    School is back in session, and the staff at Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge are ready to make this year fun! Refuge staff can visit your classroom, or we can help you get out of the classroom by planning an exciting field trip!

    For Educators Page
  • Where are we?!

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    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.

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2015
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