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    Ten Thousand Islands Hunting

    Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge waterfowl hunters, get your 2019-2020 permit here!

    Waterfowl Hunting Regulations and Permit

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    Report Python Sightings

    If you have a live animal in front of you right now, call 1-888-Ive-Got-1

    Report Invasive Animals with EDDMAPS

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    Good Fires Prevent Bad Ones

    Fire is an important part of Florida’s natural ecology. Prescribed burning seeks to reproduce the positive effects of natural wildfires.

    Prescribed Burning

Wild Things and Wild Places

Catch An Inshore Slam


Red drum, common snook, spotted seatrout, and tarpon are commonly found along the Refuge's barrier islands and grass flats, enlivening anglers and wildlife watchers alike!

Learn More About Sport Fish

Hunting at Ten Thousand Islands NWR


This 2019-2020 season, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge continues to provide the Hunting Regulations and Permit online. Click the link below to go straight to the permit and print one out for all members of your hunting party!

Waterfowl Hunting Regulations and Permit

Experience Life Among The Mangroves

Red Mangroves

The Ten Thousand Islands area is comprised of over 230 square miles of mangrove forest, making Southwest FL home to one of the world's largest mangrove systems! Three species of mangrove found on the Refuge provide unique habitat for aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals.

Learn More About Mangroves
Manatee Mitigation Success

Manatee Mitigation Success

Manatee Face

Picayune Strand Manatee Mitigation Feature Showing Signs of Success! Mantees who take refuge within warm Port of the Islands waters are responding well to a mitigation feature planned for by Service Biologists and Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Partners. Follow the link to read the full article by Ken Warren, USFWS.

Manatee Mitigation Success

About the Complex

Southwest Florida Gulf Coast Refuge Complex

Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
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