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    Bald Eagles at Kirwin

    Find out more about these majestic and fascinating birds of prey.

    Bald Eagle

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    Fishing Forecast

    2017 Kirwin Reservoir Fishing Forecast provided by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, & Tourism.

    Fishing Forecast

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    Migratory Waterfowl

    Spring and fall are the best times to visit Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge to view migrating waterfowl, shorebirds and song birds.

    Migratory Waterfowl

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    Grassland Birds

    Kirwin NWR provides habitat for a variety of native grassland birds.

    Grassland Birds

Hunting at Kirwin

Hunting at Kirwin

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Many opportunities are available for the hunting enthusiast.

Hunting

Fishing at Kirwin

Fishing

Ice Fisherman

Under high water conditions, the Refuge offers outstanding fishing opportunities for crappie, walleye and catfish.

Fishing

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.

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Items of Interest at Kirwin NWR

  • Hours of Operation

    The Visitor Center at Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for Federal Holidays. The refuge is open to the public at all times.

  • Waterfowl Count

    March 22, 2017

    Please access the current Bi-Weekly Waterfowl Count by visiting the link below. This will be the last survey until September.

    Bi-Weekly Waterfowl Survey
  • Boating Continues with Seasonal Road Closures

    Following guidelines set in the Kirwin NWR Comprehensive Conservation Plan, boating between October 1 and April 1 is allowed when the reservoir elevation is at 1722 ft. or greater. The reservoir level is currently above the 1722 ft. threshold and will remain open to boats through September 30, 2017 when a new determination will be made. The seasonal road closures will remain in effect. The seasonal road closures dates are October 1 – April 1.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2017
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