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    Hunting and Fishing Permits

    Getting your hunting/fishing permit for the Refuge is as easy as hitting "Print"! Just follow the link below.

    Brochure Page

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    What are Duck Stamps good for?

    Learn the importance of Duck Stamps and Junior Duck Stamps for conservation.

    The Duck Stamp Story

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    Cool things to do!

    Just because it's cool outside, doesn't mean there aren't fun things to do!

    Learn more on our Winter Wonderland page!

Refuge Report

Get your ducks in a row before it's too late!

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The deadline for Kentucky Junior Duck Stamp entries is a postmark date of March 15th. We encourage all entries to be mailed with a piece of cardboard or another type of firm support to prevent damage to the art during shipping. All entries should be mailed to: KY JDS PO Box 89 Benton, KY 42025

Learn more about Kentucky Junior Duck Stamp Art and Writing Contest

Where are we?!

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We are often asked about how someone could tell if they were on or off refuge property. All refuge property is clearly marked on the outside boundary with yellow paint hash marks and blue goose boundary signs. Some landowners adjacent to the refuge may mark their boundary with blue paint hash marks and no trespassing signs. Trespassing on posted or unmarked private property is a violation of Kentucky State law.

Visit our Maps Page before you visit the Refuge!

Green River NWR

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For more information on Green River National Wildlife Refuge follow the link below.

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Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

A hat on your head and a scarf on your throat go good with a coat!

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Hypothermia is the result of your body losing more heat than it can produce, and it isn’t always a result of exposure to extreme arctic temperatures. Getting wet during a duck hunt, or sweating while taking a winter hike can increase the amount of heat your body loses. If you plan on enjoying the outdoors in colder months, it is important to dress properly for the conditions, know the signs of hypothermia, and if you are going to be alone let someone else know where you will be and when you should return.

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