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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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    Kids Only!!

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

    Check it out!!

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    Refuge Research

    Want to know more about what types of research and wildlife studies are happening on the refuge?

    Learn about them here!

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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  • 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!
  • Another Successful Refuge Litter Day!

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    A BIG thank you to all the volunteers that helped to make the Annual Refuge Litter Day a success for 2015! We had a record year with approximately 70 volunteers. This gave us the ability to clean up multiple locations in two different counties. Thanks again for your help, we hope to see you next year!

  • 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: Feb 09, 2015
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