“Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints!”
― Chief Seattle
There are lots of fun, interesting, and educational things you can do on the refuge. Keep in mind, if an activity is not wildlife related and does not help in the protection or understanding of wildlife or their habitat, there are probably refuge rules governing this activity. Please check with the refuge management before participating in an activity that could harm the environment or yourself. There are plenty of activities on the Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge for you to enjoy. Be safe and have fun!
Here are a few general rules and regulations;
The provisions listed above supplement the general regulations which govern public use on National Wildlife Refuges as set forth in Title 50, Code of Federal Regulations.
For specific hunting regulations, please refer to our Lower Hatchie NWR Public Use Regulations Brochure.
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As far as looks go, there is none more stunning than the wood duck. A lovely mixture of colors and patterns decorate the plumage of this species of waterfowl. Although their looks are flamboyant, their nature is not. Wood ducks are shy, elusive creatures that often frequent wooded areas. Unlike most other waterfowl, they will perch and nest in trees.