Winter brings about the season the refuge has prepared for throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Crisp mornings, cold weather, and shorter days tell waterfowl it's time to migrate!
December offers excellent opportunities to observe ducks, geese, and eagles at our Long Point unit. Free eagle & waterfowl tours are offered during January and February. For reservations for tours, please call the Reelfoot NWR Visitors Center at 731-538-2481, or email Refuge Ranger, Tara Dowdy.
Waterfowl concentrations of up to 150,000 ducks and 50,000 geese can be observed in January.
The end of January to the beginning of February is the peak time for eagle watching. Cold weather crappie fishing is going strong. The Grassy Island unit is open for fishing on the first of February.