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    FWS Field Notes

    See the latest activities, events and conservation work at Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge.

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    Special Events

    Check out upcoming special events and activities sponsored by Cypress Creek NWR and the Friends of the Cache!

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    Follow Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge on Facebook & keep up to date on the latest events and wildlife sightings on the refuge.

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    Friends of the Cache

    Get involved with Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge through Friends of the Cache.

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  • Monarch Butterflies at a Sanctuary in Mexico

    Bienvenida Mariposas Monarca

    Monarch butterflies are arriving in Mexico and settling into their winter homes at places like El Rosario and Chincua Butterfly Sanctuaries.

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Our Friends

Friends of the Cache River Watershed

Be sure to check out our Friends' website for upcoming programs and activites

Friends of the Cache

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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  • Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge Public Hunting

    Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge provides many opportunities to hunt waterfowl, deer, turkey, squirrels, rabbits and other game species. Hunting is permitted on over 15,000 acres within the refuge boundary. This land includes a diversity of habitats from floodplain and upland forests, to swamps and shallow wetlands, to agriculture and early successional fields. Hunting on the refuge generally follows state seasons and regulations. Please refer to the Illinois Digest of Hunting and Trapping 2016-2017 for more information about state permits and season dates.

  • Refuge Receives Grant for Reforestation

    Thanks to the hard work of Duck's Unlimited staff, the Refuge has been awarded $53,000 as part of a Wildlife Conservation Society's 2015 Climate Adaptation Fund. The grant supports bottomland hardwood conservation efforts in southern Illinois and southwestern Indiana. Funding will cover the purchase of seedlings to reforest 275 acres on the Refuge in 2016 and 2017.

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Last Updated: Oct 19, 2016
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