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    All Hiking Trails Open

    Enjoy Refuge hiking trails. All hiking trails have finished seasonal hunting closures and are open daylight hours for your enjoyment.

    Visit Trails Page...

  • Mallard 3

    2018 Waterfowl Harvest Results

    During the 9-week season, 385 hunters harvested 751 birds Hunter success averaged 1.95 birds/hunter per day harvested. See the results.

    2018 Waterfowl Harvest Report

  • Monarch Image July

    65 Years and Counting...

    The refuge proudly celebrates another birthday.


  • Male Deer Drinking Water - entitled "Reflections" by Jeff Novess

    Wildlife Drive: Closed For the Year

    The Wildlife Drive has closed for the year. Usage prohibited for hiking, biking, observation or other activities.

    More Closure Info...

  • Tim Kaufman Deer 24

    New Refuge Hunt Plan Approved

    The new Hunt Plan allows for expansion of hunting opportunities on the refuge.

    More on hunting...


Partners Year in Review

Common Gallinule  captured by Al Martinez - Copy

View the Story Map for the Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program Year in Review.

Year in Review

Volunteer Opportunities at the Refuge

Picture of Wood duck eggs by Lionel D. Grant /USFWS

Lend your talents, enthusiasm and some of your time! Find out how to volunteer!

Get Involved
Michigan Junior Duck Stamp

Michigan 2019 Junior Duck Stamp Program & Contest

2018 BOS Alice Ying

The Michigan Junior Duck Stamp Program blends science curriculum and art to create a pattern in youth that leans toward conservation thinking. The Michigan JDS contest portion is free to enter. Each year thousands of students participate in their state’s program nationwide.

Contest Info and Previous Winners

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