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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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    Fall Fun!

    Here are some fun outdoor activities for this season!

    Fall Fun!

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    Predicting the Winter

    It seems everyone has their own way to predict our winter weather. Find out more about some of these methods.

    Predicting Winter

Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

Avoid the Fall!

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One of the most popular accessories for deer hunters is a treestand. So, it should be no surprise that many hunting-related injuries involve a treestand. There are several reasons why such a helpful tool can turn dangerous. For some safety guidelines follow the link below.

Treestand Safety Tips

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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  • Waterfowl Quota Hunt


    Sign-up for the waterfowl quota hunt begins September 1st and last through October 15th! Fill out a postcard with your name, address, and phone number. Postcards can either be mailed or dropped off at headquarters. Only one entry allowed per person. Postcards must be received by October 15th to be considered for the draw. Individuals under the age of 16 are eligible for the youth hunt weekend. The Lindsey Unit is available for mobility impaired hunters. For more information on the Lindsey Unit unit please call the office at 270-527-5770. For more information on the quota hunt please see our hunting brochure.

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  • Going hunting?

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    Hunting on the refuge is a popular activity, but it is important to get the facts before you head to the field.

    Check out our hunting page for regulations and helpful information.
  • 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!
  • Welcome Trainers!


    Please obey all posted signs, rules, and regulations. The refuge is open from dawn until dusk. Don't forget to look around, Pokemon are not the only creatures you'll see. You gotta catch 'em all, but please do so safely. When you find a Pokemon, take a picture and post it on social media using #clarksrivernwrGO

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2016
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