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    Jr. Duck Stamp Contest

    Participate in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp art contest! This contest is an exciting way to learn about waterfowl and their habitats!

    Federal Jr. Duck Stamp Contest

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    New Visitor Center

    Reelfoot NWR is constructing a new visitor center! Click below for a viewing of what's to come!

    View Image!

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    Refuge Gallery

    Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge is a perfect place for photography. Check out our pictures!

    Photo Galleries

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    What was that?

    Don't know what kind of bird you saw? Reelfoot NWR has a variety of species. Check out this site to help you identify the species!

    Bird Identification

Upcoming Events

Eagle Tours

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Join refuge staff as we search for eagles, waterfowl and other birds every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in January and February! Tours at 8:00am and 12:00pm, two hours each. Parties of five per tour. Call for reservations.

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About the Complex

West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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The Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge is one of 5 separate refuges within the West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The other refuges are Chickasaw, Lower Hatchie, Hatchie, and Lake Isom.

Reelfoot is managed as part of the West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

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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  • Turkey Quota Hunt

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    Don't forget that January is the month to turn in your Turkey Quota Hunt Application!

    Turkey Quota Hunt
  • Public Use Regulations Virtual Brochure

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    Many people need our Public Use Regulations brochure, whether you are needing information on applying for quota hunts or just needing info on general rules and regulations. We've made it easy for you to obtain one of these brochures. Just click and print!

    Public Use Brochure
  • Know Where You Are!

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    Certain areas of the refuge are closed from Nov. 15-March 15 for the protection of waterfowl, with the exception of the waters of Grassy Island, which will open Feb. 1st, 2016. All viewing towers, as well as the Grassy Island Wildlife Drive and Grassy Island Hiking Trail are open year round, and are great areas for viewing wildlife! For a map of closed areas, please view the map below!

    Reelfoot Map
  • Do you need a kick in your curriculum?

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    Attention teachers in Obion, Lake, Dyer, Tipton, Haywood and Lauderdale counties in Tennessee! If you would like some exciting environmental education programs that supplement your curriculum, contact Refuge Ranger Tara Dowdy for some exciting programs that are available to you for free!

    List of environmental education programs
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2015
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