Hunting and Fishing
View the North Mississippi Refuges Complex Hunting and Fishing Regulations brochure, including general information about our refuge and maps. Please note: hunting is not permitted at Coldwater River NWR.
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About the Complex
The North Mississippi Refuges Complex consists of Dahomey, Tallahatchie, and Coldwater River National Wildlife Refuges.
Coldwater River is managed as part of the North Mississippi Refuges Complex.
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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.
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Changes to our public access policy will be announced soon. Check this page for updates as they become available.
Black-necked stilts are large for shorebirds and
are easily distinguished.
It's hard to miss their long, thin red legs; long, straight black bill; and black body marked with white under parts. Stilts have the second-longest legs in proportion to their body in the bird
world, exceeded only by the flamingo.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2014