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Location & Hours

Location & Hours

Fox River National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 1,054 acres of wetland and upland habitat along the Fox River in Marquette County, Wisconsin. The refuge is closed to the public with the exception of licensed deer hunters during designated time periods of the deer archery and gun seasons. From Portage, take Highway 33 east to County Highway F north; from Montello, take Highway 22 south to County Highway F south. The refuge is located on the west side of County Highway F, across from John Muir County Park. The refuge is managed by staff at the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Mayville WI. Contact (920)387-2658 or

About the Complex

Horicon Leopold Complex

Fox River National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of a Complex that includes the Horicon, Green Bay, and Gravel Island national wildlife refuges as well as the Leopold Wetland Management District

Fox River is managed as part of the Horicon Leopold Complex.

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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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Public Use Information

Horicon NWR / Fox River NWR Hunt Plan

Final hunt plan. Regulation changes were submitted to the Federal Register and waiting final approval. Anticipated notification date of August 2017 before new seasons or changes may be implemented. For questions, call 920-387-2658 ext 111.

Horicon NWR / Fox River NWR Hunt Plan
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Last Updated: Mar 15, 2017
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