Features

  • Federal Duck Stamp 2018-19

    Federal Duck Stamp

    Sherburne and 300+ other refuges have been purchased/expanded with Duck Stamp Dollars! The Duck Stamp is available at Headquarters.

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    Sherburne Photography Club

    Interested in sharing your work and learning more about photography? They welcome you to join them on the second Wednesday of every month!

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    Federal Lands Passes at Sherburne

    Get your Access, Senior, Military, Annual, and Every Kid in a Park Pass at Sherburne! Call 763-389-3323 to learn more.

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    Friends of Sherburne NWR

    The National Wildlife Refuge System owes its existence to committed citizens. See what Sherburne's dedicated Friends are up to!

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    National Wildlife Refuge System

    Sherburne is only one of over 560 refuges in the US. This map shows the network of public land dedicated to protecting habitat for wildlife!

    National Wildlife Refuge System Map

Recent Updates

Fall Sandhill Crane Migration

In late September, migrating flocks begin to arrive at the refuge from the north. By the middle of October, the refuge hosts thousands of cranes as they roost at night in refuge wetlands, and then fly out to area croplands to forage during the day. Swing by the Refuge Headquarters, or take a look at this map below to find more information about the best crane viewing areas at, and near, the refuge. CRANE COUNTS: 10/12: 7,456; 10/17: 9,244; 10/25: 6,371; 10/31: 8,028; 11/7: 11,194; 11/13: 300

Sandhill Crane Viewing Brochure

Recent Sightings and Guides

Are you wondering what you will see while visiting Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge? Check our Recent Sightings and Guides page to see sightings recorded by staff and visitors using eBird or iNaturalist. Electronic field guides specific to the refuge can also be found here.

Recent Sightings and Guides

America the Beautiful Passes

Senior Pass

Senior Lifetime, Senior Annual, Annual, Military, Access, and Every Kid in a Park (4th Grade) passes, along with the Federal Duck Stamp, are available at our Refuge Headquarters.

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Refuge Map, Trails & Regulations

Refuge Regulations and Map

Click below to download a map of the refuge, our trails and important information to know before you visit. The Prairie's Edge Wildlife Drive and Brande Road are open for the season! They will close when winter weather warrants.

Public Use Regulations and Map

Hunting Maps & Regulations

Hunting Regulations & Map

The refuge offers waterfowl, small game and deer hunting during state seasons. Click below to download the regulations and map for details. 2018 UPDATE: Brande Rd. entrance off CR 9 is open Sept. 1 until winter closure and will be maintained for vehicle access to Long Pool through firearm deer season. Following that it will close when weather warrants.

Sherburne Hunting Regulations & Map

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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