Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public.

For local conditions review the information on this website and call ahead.

If visiting one of our location, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and excercising good hygiene.

Around The Refuge

2019 Federal caribou hunt for Unit 9C remainder

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The announced season will run from Aug. 10 – Oct. 10 and Nov. 1 – Feb. 29 for unit 9C remainder. Eligible hunters may apply for a permit at the USFWS office in King Salmon either in person or by telephone at (907) 246-3339.

Click here for more information and the full press release

2019 Federal caribou hunt for Unit 9E

May 22, 2019 Caribou

The announced season will run from Aug. 10 – Oct. 10 and Nov. 1 – Apr. 30 for unit 9E. Federally eligible hunters may apply for a permit at the USFWS office in King Salmon either in person or by telephone at (907) 246- 3339.

click here for more information and the full press release

Emperor Goose - Spring/Summer Subsistence Harvest and 2018 Fall/Winter Harvest Information

Emperor Geese

A subsistence hunt for emperor geese is open to rural Alaskans living in subsistence eligible areas (April 2 through August 31). Emperor goose populations declined significantly in early 1980’s resulting in a closure of any hunting in 1987. Conservation efforts through co-management let the emperor goose population rebound allowing for legal hunting across Alaska beginning in 2017.

Click here for a Fact Sheet on Emperor Geese and hunt opportunities

Questions & Answers Cape Greig Haulout

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Question and answer document to provide information to the public about the Cape Greig Pacific walrus haulout which has recently formed.

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What's Happening

King Salmon Visitor Center Temporarily Closed

For the continued health and saftey of visitors and staff, the King Salmon Interagency Visitor will be temporarily closed starting March 17th. And questions or concerns can be directed to Visitor Services Manager Sarah Lang at sarah_lang@fws.gov.

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About the Complex

Alaska Peninsula and Becharof National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Becharof National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Alaska Peninsula and Becharof National Wildlife 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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