Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at


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    What was that?

    Did you see a flash of color fly by? Find out what bird you saw by checking out this bird identification page!

    Audubon Field Guide

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    Refuge Gallery

    View our refuge gallery to see a variety of different species of animals!

    Refuge Gallery


Public Use Regulations Virtual Brochure


Whether you need general information or a permit for hunting one of our refuge hunts, you can have our Virtual Public Use Reguations brochure at your fingertips, just by clicking print!

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Do you need a kick in your curriculum?

Maple Leaf

If you want to spice up your classroom with some fun learning, invite a Refuge Ranger to your classroom for free!

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Visit Oneal Lake

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If you are looking for something to do, why not drive around Oneal Lake at the Hatchie NWR! You may see turtles, osprey, eagles, geese, or wood ducks. Go grab a pair of binoculars and head on over!

Plan Your Visit

About the Complex

West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge 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.

Learn more about the NWRS