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Morgan Brake
National Wildlife Refuge


1562 Providence Road
Cruger, MS   38924
E-mail: yazoo@fws.gov
Phone Number: 662-235-4989
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/morganbrake/
Morgan Brake NWR - ... where the Mississippi Delta meets the loess bluffs...
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Fishing
Fishing for largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish is allowed year-round in certain areas of the refuge. Consult your hunting and fishing regulations brochures (http://southeast.fws.gov/pubs/TR_complex_hunt.pdf) for details.

Hunting
Except where posted, all refuge roads, dikes, and levees are open to foot traffic. Morgan Brake National Wildlife Refuge offers excellent white-tail deer, squirrel, rabbit, raccoon, and waterfowl hunting opportunities.

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Wildlife Observation
Visitors are encouraged to Go Wild and check out the refuge's rich collection of wildlife. The best time of the year for viewing wildlife is late fall through spring.

At Morgan Brake National Wildlife Refuge, one can catch a glimpse of one or more of the refuge's approximately 200 species of neotropical migratory birds. During winter, look for Golden eagles or Bald eagles which nest in the area. Check out the white-tail deer, gray and fox squirrels, swamp rabbit, and a variety of small fur-bearers. Don't miss the all-time-favorite, the American alligator, a resident of the sloughs, streams, and shallow ponds.




Hours
Refuge lands are open from dawn to dusk.

Use Fees
Theodore Roosevelt NWR Complex, composed of Hillside, Holt Collier, Mathews Brake, Morgan Brake, Panther Swamp, Theodore Roosevelt, and Yazoo National Wildlife Refuges, offers two types of user permits. Annual Public Use Permits are available to anyone 16 years of age or older wanting to fish or hunt waterfowl, small game, or deer (archery) on the Complex. This permit is $12.50 and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Permits are valid August 1 - July 31. Permits can be purchased at the headquarters office Monday - Friday, 7:30 - 4:00. To obtain this permit by mail send name, address, date of birth, and a $12.50 money order to USFWS, 728 Yazoo Refuge Road, Hollandale, MS 38748. Limited Draw Hunts such as youth gun deer, muzzleloader deer, senior citizen gun deer and turkey hunts on Panther Swamp and Yazoo NWR require a Limited Draw Permit which is assigned by random computer drawing. Applications are accepted mid-August to mid-September at the headquarters office. Successful applicants are notified by mail and must submit the $12.50 fee for each permit upon notification. For more information please click the Learn More link under Hunting above.
 
 
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