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Refuge Honored for Conservation Efforts

Blackbeard Island NWR was recently recognized as one of the Georgia coast's "One Hundred Miles 100"!

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Enjoy Your Visit!

Visitor Activities

Surf fishing on Blackbeard Island NWR

There are wildlife-dependent recreational activities offered year-round at Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge including wildlife viewing, photography, hiking, bicycling, fishing and hunting. Come and enjoy YOUR National Wildlife Refuge today!

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Hunt Information

White-tailed deer by Michael Leary

Blackbeard Island NWR hosts two, 3-day archery hunts for white-tailed deer and feral hogs every year A refuge hunt permit and State licenses are required for hunters 16 and over.

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Found a Baby Bird or Injured Wildlife?

The refuge is not equipped to take in or care for injured or orphaned animals. The Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources maintains a list of permitted wildlife rehabilitators that you may contact. Georgia DNR is also who should be contacted for any nuisance wildlife issues, including aggressive alligators.

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Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation

Blackbeard Island NWR is open to visitors daily from sunrise to sunset, except during scheduled refuge hunts. Transportation to the refuge is not provided; visitors must use their own boats or make arrangements with a charter service.

About the Complex

Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex

Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Savannah Coastal Refuges 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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