Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge is named in honor of Congressman Clarence Cannon and covers 3,750 acres of Mississippi River floodplain. Refuge lands are comprised of managed moist soil units, open water, wet meadows and bottomland forest habitats. The refuge provides a feeding and resting area for migratory birds.
Applications for the October 2023 Mobility & Visually Impaired managed deer hunt will be posted on this website when they become available. Applications are expected to be posted in June 2023. For more information, please call our office at 573-847-2333, ext. 10. This hunt will be October 20-22, 2023.
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service carefully manages trapping activities on national wildlife refuges to ensure that safe, effective practices are used, to ensure the sustainability of wildlife populations, and to protect refuge infrastructure. Trapping may be used as a wildlife management tool...
National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge provides photography opportunities, hiking and viewing of wildlife.
The Mississippi River valley serves as one of the most important bird migration corridors in North America. Riverine wetland habitats offers migrating birds essential food and cover along their journey. Nearly 300 bird species, including waterfowl, hawks, eagles and herons, visit the refuge during migration.
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