Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Lots to See and Do !

HUNT PERMITS

Effective August 1, hunters may purchase hunt permits for the Deer hunting season on Wapanocca NWR by clicking on this link:

https://arrefuges.recaccess.com/

Outdoor Kids Have FUN !

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Unplug, relax and explore, together. Want to do something for the family that is easy and fun for you too? Think nature !

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Bird Watching

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Love to be outdoors and view the amazing bird populations ? Come visit Wapanocca National Wildlife refuge!

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Avoid the Fall !

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One of the most popular accessories for deer hunters is a treestand. So, it should be no surprise that many hunting-related injuries involve a treestand. There are several reasons why such a helpful tool can turn dangerous. For some safety guidelines follow the link below.

Treestand Safety Tips
Activities

Activities on Wapanocca NWR

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Be sure to check out the variety of activities you can do on the refuge !

Visitor Activities

About the Complex

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Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Central Arkansas Refuge Complex.

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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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