Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge
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Q. Where can I obtain a refuge permit and current regulations?

A. All refuge permits are sold from the headquarters of the Theodore Roosevelt NWR Complex. Permits may be purchased in person or through the mail. Hunting and fishing annual regulations are available in August of each year and may be obtained at any refuge office in the Complex.

Q. Why did you change the Yazoo Refuge name?

A. Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge is one of seven refuges in the Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The refuge’s name has not changed since it was authorized in 1936.

Q. What is the Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex?

A. In January 2004 the Consolidated Appropriations Act changed the name of the Central Mississippi Refuges Complex to Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Two additional refuges were added to the five-refuge Complex: Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge and Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge. The Complex name change reflects Theodore Roosevelt’s conservation legacy as Father of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The two new refuges were named to honor President Roosevelt, and the legendary African-American sportsman and hunting guide, Holt Collier. Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex now includes seven refuges: Hillside National Wildlife Refuge, Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge, Mathews Brake National Wildlife Refuge, Morgan Brake National Wildlife Refuge, Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge and Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge.

Q. What is the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS)?

A. The NWRS is the largest network of federal lands set aside specifically and primarily for wildlife. On national wildlife refuges, wildlife comes first. Visit a national wildlife refuge today.


Last updated: February 25, 2014