Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


News

Spring Turkey Hunt Information

Wild Tom

Initial Information for Spring Turkey Hunt for April 21 to May 9

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Re-evaluation of Activities at Big Oaks NWR

January 29, 2021 Bald Eagle Nest

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is examining a variety of activities at Big Oaks

RE-EVALUATION OF ACTIVITIES AT BIG OAKS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Use this map!

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Check this out for a cool navigation aid while you are on the refuge! Link below goes to PDF file.

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Tentative Public Use Opening For 2021

Tentative Public Use Opening Scheduled For April 16th 2021

Old Timbers Lake

Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge Announces Tentative Public Use Opening For 2021. Look for the 2021 schedule in early April 2021.

Refuge Calendar and Other Info

Conservation Planning

Conservation Planning

Henslow's Sparraow

Big Oaks begins planning process. Stay tuned for future public participation opportunities!

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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