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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

Archery Deer Hunting

June 14, 2018

The limited quota draw application window for Archery Deer Hunting at Kirwin NWR is now open. The application deadline is August 31, 2018. Please click on the link below for the Refuge regulations, application, and instructions.

More Information and Archery Application

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