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    Kentucky Junior Duck Stamp

    The Junior Duck Stamp Art and Writing Contest is a FUN and educational program for kids in grades K-12.

    Kentucky Junior Duck Stamp

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    Hunting and Fishing Permits

    Getting your hunting/fishing permit for the Refuge is as easy as hitting "Print"! Just follow the link below.

    Brochure Page

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    How they do it!

    Learn how waterfowl surveys are conducted on the refuge and across the continent.

    Conducting Waterfowl Surveys

Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

A hat on your head and a scarf on your throat go good with a coat!

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Hypothermia is the result of your body losing more heat than it can produce, and it isn’t always a result of exposure to extreme arctic temperatures. Getting wet during a duck hunt, or sweating while taking a winter hike can increase the amount of heat your body loses. If you plan on enjoying the outdoors in colder months, it is important to dress properly for the conditions, know the signs of hypothermia, and if you are going to be alone let someone else know where you will be and when you should return.

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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Refuge Report

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017


  • Annual Refuge Litter Day

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    Grab your work gloves, rubber boots, and join us for a fun and rewarding event!

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  • Earth Day Story Hour

    story hour 101x59April 22, 2017

    Celebrate Earth Day with us! We'll have story hour, crafts, and light refreshments.

    Details here!
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