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.


Annual Permits Available Online

The TR Complex is transitioning to an online only approach. Annual Public Use Permits can be purchased at the RecAccess website.

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Hunting & Fishing Information

Public Use Regulations Brochure

Theodore Roosevelt Complex is pleased to share the 2021-2022 Public Use Regulations and Maps.

TRC Public Use Regulations

Limited Draw Hunt Applications

All applications must be submitted online. Please check the RecAccess site for process and deadlines.

Limited Draw Hunt Applications

Annual Public Use Permit

TR Complex Annual Public Use Permits are valid August 1 - July 31 and are only available for purchase online.

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Refuge Information

Wildlife & Habitat

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Mathews Brake NWR has a great diversity of wildlife species and habitats. Want to learn more? Follow the link below!

Wildlife & Habitat Information

About the Complex

Theodore Roosevelt Complex

Mathews Brake National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Theodore Roosevelt 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