Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you Recreate Responsibly.

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information.
  • Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, people who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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  • Waterfowl Hunting

    Hunt and Fish Programs

    The Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge is proposing to update the refuge’s hunt and fish programs and is seeking public comment.

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    Have Monarchs Arrived at Your House?

    Keep your eyes peeled. A great citizen science project tracks monarchs moving north. Report when you see the first butterfly, egg or larva.

    Track their progress.

  • Group Photo at Hackmatack NWR

    Partnerships

    Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge has evolved through partnerships.

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    Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program

    We work with private landowners to improve fish and wildlife habitat on their lands. This program is crucial to the success of our refuge.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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