Bald Eagles at Kirwin
Find out more about these majestic and fascinating birds of prey.
Spring and fall are the best times to visit Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge to view migrating waterfowl, shorebirds and song birds.
Kirwin NWR provides habitat for a variety of native grassland birds.
Hunting at Kirwin
Many opportunities are available for the hunting enthusiast.Hunting
Fishing at Kirwin
Under high water conditions, the Refuge offers outstanding fishing opportunities for crappie, walleye and catfish.Fishing
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
Items of Interest at Kirwin NWR
- August 01, 2014
Applications for archery deer hunting are now being accepted. You can download the application form and accompanying cover letter with an overview of the process at the link below. Please be sure to mail your application to the refuge office at the address listed on the form prior to September 1.Archery Cover Letter and Application
- August 01, 2014
As of April 1, the reservoir is open to boating. Ramps are accessible at the south shore boat ramp and the scout cove ramp. Motorless boats and float tubes are allowed on the Solomon River from August 1 through September 30.
The Visitor Center at Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for Federal Holidays. The refuge is open to the public at all times.
US Fish and Wildlife Service's Private Lands Program can provide a common sense approach to habitat management, provide support for wildlife, agriculture and rural lifestyles through financial and technical assistance.
This majestic bird of prey can be observed all year at Kirwin. A nesting pair of bald eagles has resided at the Kiln for the past 3 years.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2014