Features

  • Refuge Proposes Changes to Hunting Plan

    We are proposing to update our hunting program and are seeking public comment on the changes.

    To access the documents and learn more

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    Friends of Crane Meadows NWR

    The National Wildlife Refuge System owes its existence to committed citizens. See what Crane Meadow's dedicated Friends are up to!

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  • Lead Free

    Why Switch Ammunition?

    Lead exposure and poisoning occurs at high percentages in bald eagles found dead in the Midwest.

    Learn more about hunting with non-lead

  • NWRS Blue Goose

    National Wildlife Refuge System

    We are only one of over 560 refuges in the US. This map shows the network of public land dedicated to protecting habitat for wildlife!

    National Wildlife Refuge System Map

  • Monarch_Caterpillar_June

    As Monarchs Head North

    Monarchs are on their way north. As milkweed plants begin to grow watch for eggs and caterpillars.

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Refuge Updates

Refuge Seeking Comment

The refuge is seeking public comment through May 31, 2019 for proposed changes to the refuge's Hunting Plan. Comments may be made mailed or emailed to the refuge manager. Contact information and copies of the plan are available at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, by emailing cranemeadows@fws.gov, or by following the link below to our Conservation Page.

To access the documents and learn more

Recent Sightings

Are you wondering what birds you could see while visiting Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge? Check our Recent Sightings page to see sightings recorded by staff and visitors using eBird.

Recent Sightings
Refuge Map, Trails and Regulations

Refuge Map and Regulations

A map of the refuge, our trails and important information to know before you visit are included in the PDF below. Click on the link to download.

Refuge Map & Regulations

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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