Public Use Regulations Brochure
You can now have our new Public Use Regulations Brochure at your fingertips just by pressing "Print"!
Public Use Regulations
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Did you see a flash of color fly by? Find out what bird you saw by checking out this bird identification page!
Bird ID Guide
View our refuge gallery to see a variety of different species of animals!
If you are looking for something to do, why not drive around Oneal Lake at the Hatchie NWR! You may see turtles, osprey, eagles, geese, or wood ducks. Go grab a pair of binoculars and head on over! Plan Your Visit
About the Complex
The Hatchie NWR is one of five separate refuges within the West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The other refuges are Chickasaw, Lower Hatchie, Reelfoot and Lake Isom.
Hatchie is managed as part of the West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge 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.
Learn more about the NWRS
Whether you need general information or a permit for hunting one of our refuge hunts, you can have our Virtual Public Use Reguations brochure at your fingertips, just by clicking print!
Certain areas of the Refuge are closed from November 15th-March 15th for the protection of waterfowl. To see what areas are closed on the refuge, please view our Hatchie NWR General Map below! Hatchie NWR General Map
If you want to spice up your classroom with some fun learning, invite a Refuge Ranger to your classroom for free!Learn more...
As far as looks go, there is none more stunning than the wood duck. A lovely mixture of colors and patterns decorate the plumage of this species of waterfowl. Although their looks are flamboyant, their nature is not. Wood ducks are shy, elusive creatures that often frequent wooded areas. Unlike most other waterfowl, they will perch and nest in trees.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2015