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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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    Who's Calling?

    Learn about some of the commonly heard frog and toads in western Kentucky.

    Sounds of Frogs

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    Should we help it?!

    Wondering if you need to help "abandoned" wildlife? Looking for a number of a wildlife Rehabilitator?

    Follow this link for more information!

Refuge Report

Environmental Action Statement

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Action Statement for Hunt Categorical Exclusion

Environmental Action Statement

2018-2019 Hunting/Fishing Permits Still Good!

The 2019-2020 hunting permits are not available yet, so the old (2018-2019) permits will continue to be accepted. We will post the new ones as soon as they become available. Thanks for your patience!

Where are we?!

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We are often asked about how someone could tell if they were on or off refuge property. All refuge property is clearly marked on the outside boundary with yellow paint hash marks and blue goose boundary signs. Some landowners adjacent to the refuge may mark their boundary with blue paint hash marks and no trespassing signs. Trespassing on posted or unmarked private property is a violation of Kentucky State law.

Visit our Maps Page before you visit the Refuge!

Green River NWR

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For more information on Green River National Wildlife Refuge follow the link below.

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Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

Severe Weather

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Spring and summer in western Kentucky is a beautiful time to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, but it can also be a time of severe weather. For this reason, it is always important to check the forecast before making outdoor recreation plans, but if you do get caught outside here are some things you can do. During a thunderstorm, if you can return to your car or get to shelter that would be best. If you cannot, seek low areas under small trees. During a flash flood, seek higher ground. If you are driving and come to a road covered with water, "Turn Around Don't Drown". In high winds or a possible tornado, do not seek shelter in your vehicle. Vehicles are easily tossed around in the wind; a solid structure would be a better choice. If that is not possible seek a low flat area and cover your head with your hands and a coat/blanket. After a storm remember to stay away from power lines and other potentially dangerous debris.

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.

Learn more about the NWRS