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


Environmental Action Statement

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Action Statement for Hunt Categorical Exclusion

Environmental Action Statement

Hunting at Grand Bay NWR

Whitetail Buck

Hunting is allowed by permit and the appropriate state hunting license during designated hunting seasons. Hunt permits are now available for download or can be picked up at the Coastal Resources Center.

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Featured Stories

Refuge Photo Gallery

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Catch a glimpse of some of the flora and fauna that call the refuge home...

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About the Complex

Gulf Coast Complex

Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Gulf Coast Complex.

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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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