Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


Items of Interest at Kirwin NWR

Hunting and Fishing Update

August 31, 2020

Hunting and fishing opportunities were expanded on 97 national wildlife refuges across the country in 2020. Please review our current hunting and fishing brochure for information and regulations associated with these activities.

Hunting and Fishing Brochure

Archery Deer Hunting

September 8, 2021

The limited quota draw application window for Archery Deer Hunting at Kirwin NWR is closed. Please click on the link below for the Refuge regulations, draw results, and instructions.

More Information and Archery Application Draw Results

Hours of Operation

The Visitor Center at Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for Federal Holidays. The refuge is open to the public at all times.

Partners for Fish and Wildlife

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US Fish and Wildlife Service's Private Lands Program can provide a common sense approach to habitat management, provide support for wildlife, agriculture and rural lifestyles through financial and technical assistance.

Partners for Fish and Wildlife
Hunting at Kirwin

Hunting at Kirwin

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Many opportunities are available for the hunting enthusiast.

Hunting

Fishing at Kirwin

Fishing

Ice Fisherman

Under high water conditions, the Refuge offers outstanding fishing opportunities for crappie, walleye and catfish.

Fishing

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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