• 5 Day HQ Hunt Infographic

    Wildlife Drive Partial Closure

    From Dec 10th-14th the Drive will become a two-way road due to the annual 5-day deer hunt in zone 56. The Refuge will also be Fee Free.

    Infographic Map of Closures

  • Snowy Owl

    November Evening at Forsythe Canceled

    Evenings at Forsythe: Project Snowstorm has been postponed due to poor road conditions. The rescheduled presentation date is TBD.

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Around the Refuge

Interactive Map

Interactive map

This interactive map helps visitors locate refuge trails, property boundaries, boat launches, and area roads. You’ll have the ability to view different map layers to get the information you need to plan your next visit.

Interactive map

The Nature of Volunteering

Volunteers on the refuge - USFWS.

Volunteers are an integral part of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more about the type of work our volunteers do on the refuge and check out their latest newsletter on our Get Involved page.

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Visitor Activities

Boaters on the refuge at sunset  - USFWS.

There are activities at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge throughout the year including hunting, fishing (freshwater and saltwater), wildlife viewing, photography and environmental education. Learn more on our Visitor Activities page.

Visitor Activities
What's Happening

Attention Hunters!

Hunting page

Regulations for the 2018-2019 deer and migratory bird seasons will remain in place as previous years. New regulations will be in effect the following season (2019-20) when they are finalized. All deer hunt information packages for 2018-2019 permit holders will be sent to the e-mail that was provided upon registration with the State. Turkey hunting will be open for the first time in spring 2019. More information will be provided soon.

Hunting page

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