White-tailed deer and their speckled fawns might be spied in the meadow along Ferry Way Trail. Turkey families strut boldly along the paths, and occasionally down the road. Learn more about wildlife during the summer on our Seasons of Wildlife page.Seasons of Wildlife
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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Around the Refuge
During the warmer months at the refuge, mosquitoes and other biting insects can be very bothersome. Ticks are common on the refuge and can transmit Lyme disease. Please stay on all designated trails and take appropriate precautions to avoid ticks and other insects. Check out our Plan Your Visit page to learn more.Plan Your Visit
There are activities for the whole family year-round at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge including wildlife observation, photography and hunting. Visit our Visitor Activities page to learn more about the refuge and our nature trails.Visitor Activities
This year's deer hunt will occur on Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16. Download the application and information memo below.Deer Hunt Application and Information Memo
The American kestrel (Falco sparverius), can be seen frequently seen at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The Service has tried to encourage this very showy falcon by setting up nest boxes on the refuge. The kestrel may be known locally as a “sparrow hawk” and is the smallest raptor in America.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Salt marsh - Matt Poole/USFWS.
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2013