Of Interest

New Hunting Opportunities Proposed at McKay Creek

July 5, 2019 Hunter

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes expanding hunting opportunities on McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge for the 2019-2020 hunting season. The proposal would open 620 acres of the refuge to wild turkey, dove, deer, and elk hunting. The FWS is seeking public comments on the Draft Hunting Plan, Draft Compatibility Determination, and Draft Environmental Assessment (link below) from June 5 to July 5. Once completed, the final Hunting Plan will establish new hunting regulations and locations for refuge lands. Written comments may be mailed to McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Attention: Hunt Plan Comment, 64 Maple Street, Burbank, WA 99323. Comments may also be submitted via email to mcriver@fws.gov. Please specify “Hunting Plan Comment” in the subject line.

McKay Creek Draft Hunting Plan

Watching Wildlife


Want to see more animals on your trip to McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge? Here are some tips from the "experts."

Watching Wildlife
History of McKay Creek

McKay Creek Dam & Refuge History

Dam Illustration

Really like history? This is the page for you. Learn about the making of the McKay Creek NWR and Dam.

History of McKay Creek Refuge & Dam

About the Complex

Mid-Columbia River Refuges

McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Mid-Columbia River Refuges.

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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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