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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!

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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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    Appealing to You and Wildlife!

    Consider native plants for your garden; they are beneficial to wildlife and look attractive in your yard at the same time.

    Here is a list of plants native to southeastern US.

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  

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Refuge Report

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 02, 2017


  • 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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