• Hunt and Fish Programs

    Documents pertaining to changes for Hunt and Fish Programs 2019-2020

    Document Downloads Page . . .

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    Volunteer with us!

    No matter your talents or abilities, you can help us by volunteering!

    Get Involved

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    Conservation Through the Arts!

    Calling all student artists...try your hand at creating a duck stamp. It's easy, fun and free to participate.

    Learn more about the Federal Jr. Duck Stamp program!

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    Check out our photo gallery!

    Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge is a great place for photography!

    Refuge Photo Galleries

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    Monarch Mania

    Monarchs are the only butterflies to make a migration to Mexico. Join us in conserving this unique species!

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Refuge Happenings

Refuge Waterfowl Count

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Check here to see the most recent winter waterfowl count....

Waterfowl Surveys

Seasonally Closed for Sanctuary Nov. 15th

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In order to lessen disturbance to wintering waterfowl, from November 15th - March 15th Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge is closed for sanctuary. However, the refuge visitor center remains open and an excellent location from which to view wintering birds.

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Waterfowl in the Southeast Region

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As the tempertures decrease, we are seeing more and more waterfowl on the refuge. None are more excited than the Waterfowl Working Group comprised of National Wildlife Refuge System staff, Migratory Bird program staff, university faculty, and conservation partners. See what's happening in the world of waterfowl management planning.

Waterfowl in the Southeast Region
Wings of Winter Birding Festival

Wings of Winter Birding Festival

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Join us January 24-26, 2020 for the 3rd Annual Wings of Winter Birding Festival focused around the Kentucky and Barkley Lake area. Includes Tennessee and Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge; Land Between the Lakes; Fort Donelson National Park; Paris Landing State Park; Harmon Creek Wildlife Management Area and more....

Festival Details and Registration

About the Complex

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
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