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    Bald Eagle and Raptor Program

    Experience a close encounter with a live Bald Eagle. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Dane G. Hansen Scout Camp.

    Bald Eagle

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    Fire on the Prairie

    Historic fire frequency is believed to be 5-10 years. Learn how fire is important to the prairie habitat.

    Fire Management

Items of Interest at Kirwin NWR

Bald Eagles at Kirwin

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

Bald Eagle

Results of the 2017 Archery Deer Hunting Permit Draw

September 12, 2017

Please click on the link below for a list of successful applicants. There were 101 applicants this year, with 40% odds of drawing permit.

Successful Draw Applicants (52 KB PDF)

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.

Partners for Fish and Wildlife

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US Fish and Wildlife Service's Private Lands Program can provide a common sense approach to habitat management, provide support for wildlife, agriculture and rural lifestyles through financial and technical assistance.

Partners for Fish and Wildlife
Hunting at Kirwin

Hunting at Kirwin

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Many opportunities are available for the hunting enthusiast.


Fishing at Kirwin


Ice Fisherman

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


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.

Learn more about the NWRS