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Final Rule Released on Changes to Hunt Plan

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a final hunting and fishing package for Grand Bay NWR in Alabama and Mississippi.

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Environmental Action Statement

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Action Statement for Hunt Categorical Exclusion

Environmental Action Statement

Hunting at Grand Bay NWR

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Hunting is allowed by permit and the appropriate state hunting license during designated hunting seasons. Hunt permits are now available for download or can be picked up at the Coastal Resources Center.

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Refuge Photo Gallery

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Catch a glimpse of some of the flora and fauna that call the refuge home...

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About the Complex

Gulf Coast Complex

Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Gulf Coast 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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