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Wild turkeys enjoy oak savanna.

  • Hunting

    Hunting

    Hunting is part of a longstanding tradition on lands within the National Wildlife Refuge System and helps us manage wildlife populations at healthy and sustainable levels. The Kolar Savanna Unit offers hunting opportunities for wild turkey and white-tailed deer in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws, and subject to special refuge regulations.

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  • Wildlife Viewing

    WildlifeViewing

    Oak savanna is a great place to watch an abundance of woodpeckers and other cavity-nesting birds, as well as wildlife like deer and turkey. Check out how birding and other wildlife observation is an important part of other national wildlife refuges.

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  • Interpretation

    Interpretation

    Refuge lands across the country provide opportunities for visitors to make their own connections to the natural world. Self-guided hikes and staff-led programs help visitors learn more about the wildlife and habitats behind the landscapes. Currently, we are still developing capacity for these activities. As Kankakee grows over time there will be opportunities to volunteer. Stay tuned for more information.

  • Environmental Education

    EnvironmentalEducation

    Refuge lands are outdoor classrooms that teach young learners about their natural environment. Currently, we are still developing capacity for these activities. As Kankakee grows over time there will be opportunities to volunteer. Stay tuned for more information. 

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  • Photography

    Photography

    Nearly 12 million people visit outdoor areas each year to photograph wildlife, and refuge lands naturally are at the top of the list. These areas provide enhanced opportunities to photograph wildlife in natural habitats by providing platforms, brochures, interpreters, viewing areas, and tour routes. We welcome beginning and expert photographers alike.

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Page Photo Credits — Credit: USFWS
Last Updated: Feb 02, 2017
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