Facility Activities

We invite you to enjoy deer hunting, wildlife observation, and photography opportunities on the Refuge.

See Refuge hunting regulations for hunting zones and seasons.

Tall grasses still wave in the breeze at Lake Nettie NWR, with few trees to break up the view. It might look like open country, but the grassland cover is high enough to hide deer. Hunters come here each fall to participate in archery, muzzleloader and firearms seasons, and a youth hunt is also...

Many refuges champion wildlife viewing as a key recreational activity.
Whether you wield a smartphone or a zoom lens, you’ll find photo-worthy subjects at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries. Wildlife photography is a priority public use on national wildlife refuges, so you’ll find wildlife drives and blinds and overlooks to help you get the images you’re after.
Archery demonstrations and lessons may be a part of local site programming. Some refuges and hatcheries permit bow-hunting with other hunting. This activity is typically limited. Check locally for how to apply.