Around the Refuge

2020 Hunting Season

Hunting

White-tail deer hunting is allowed by refuge permit only. Permits will be available beginning October 15, 2019. Refuge-specific hunting regulations will be implemented to facilitate a safe and quality hunt that incorporates the safety and concerns of the general public as well as refuge neighbors.

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Visitor Activities

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There are activities for the whole family year-round at Block Island National Wildlife Refuge including fishing,hunting, wildlife viewing, environmental education and photography. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more!

Visitor Activities

Get Involved

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Volunteers play an integral role at the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Assignments can include greeting visitors at the contact station, leading tours, plover monitoring, invasive species management and trail maintenance. Visit our Get Involved page to learn more!

Get Involved
What's Happening

Upcoming Events

There are events year-round at the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Check out our program calendar to find one near you!

RI Complex Program Calendar

About the Complex

Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Block Island National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Rhode Island 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.

Learn more about the NWRS