Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Calendar of Events


  • Crappie and bass fishing peak.
  • Wildflowers are abundant.
  • Northern snowmelt swells Mississippi River.
  • Birds migrating north.
  • Excellent wildlife viewing opportunties.


  • Catfishing still good.
  • Habitat management programs are busy.
  • Heat, humidity, and bugs can be extreme.


  • Squirrel hunting begins the end of August.
  • Other hunts follow through the end of the year.
  • Public Lands Day in September.
  • National Wildlife Refuge Week in October.
  • Excellent wildlife viewing opportunties.


  • Hunting closes the end of February.
  • Wintering waterfowl use peaks.


Enjoy fishing. Credit: USFWS

Enjoy fishing. Credit: USFWS

Last updated: April 11, 2014