Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Refuge Brochure

Choctaw Refuge is bordered on the east by the Tombigbee River and divided into three sections by two small creeks, Okatuppa and Turkey

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Public Use

Maple Leaf

There are several public use opportunities on the refuge such as hunting, fishing, boating and more.

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The Facts

Get the Facts

Can I gun hunt for deer and hogs? Can I fish with jugs and/or trot lines? Can I visit the refuge this weekend? Where can I launch my boat? Find out with the Refuge Fact Sheet.

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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.

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