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    Congrats MO Junior Duck Stamp Winners!

    The JDS Program teaches kids about conservation through the study of waterfowl. Photo: Best of Show, Hooded Mergansers by Daniel Billings

    Check out this year's winners on our Facebook Page!

  • Photo of the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge's Facebook page.

    Find us on Facebook

    Head over to our Facebook Page and subscribe to stay current on Refuge information - no Facebook account needed!

    Click here for updates about the Refuge

  • Photo of the Blue Goose Mascot standing in front of the Big Muddy sign giving two "thumbs" up at the Refuge Headquarters building on the Overton Bottoms North Unit in Boonville, Missouri by Ashley Riedel/USFWS.

    Visit us at Overton Bottoms North!

    Take a hike on a trail or visit the Refuge Headquarters visitor center featuring a new Shifting Sands interactive display in Boonville, MO.

  • Map of the 17 Big Muddy Refuge unit locations, from Kansas City to St. Louis.

    Explore the Refuge

    With 17 units, the Refuge has plenty to explore! Click on our Visit tab, then Plan Your Visit to begin!

  • A photo of a walking stick insect overlooking the floodplain at the newly constructed overlook deck on the Overton Bottoms North Unit.

    A View that Sticks

    Come enjoy the view from the newly constructed overlook deck on the Overton Bottoms North Unit!

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