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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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    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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    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

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    Picture Perfect!

    Check out our photo gallery for some interesting shots of things to do and see on the Refuge!


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.

Learn more about the NWRS  

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Refuge Report

  • Mourning Dove

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    The Mourning Dove is an elegant, slender-tailed bird that can be easily identified by its hollow-sounding “coo-OO-oo” call. It is the most abundant and widespread bird species in North America, and is also the most frequently hunted species in North America.

    Hunters and Birdwatchers can learn more about mourning doves here!
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    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

  • 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!
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Sep 06, 2016
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