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    Join us on Facebook and stay up to date on what is happening on the refuge.

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    Support the Friends Group!

    The non-profit group helps the refuge put on special events, promotes awareness, and so much more!

    Merritt Island Wildlife Association

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    Manatee Viewing

    The Manatee Observation Deck is a handicap accessible opportunity to view manatees in the wild.

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    Adopt a Trail Program

    Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is proud to announce this new program to help reduce and control litter. Become a proud participant.

 

Duck Stamp

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Duck Stamps are pictorial stamps produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They are not valid for postage. Created in 1934 as federal licenses required for hunting migratory waterfowl, Federal Duck Stamps have a much larger purpose today.

Duck Stamp Program

About the Complex

Merritt Island Complex

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The Merritt Island Complex manages St. Johns, Merritt Island and Lake Woodruff NWR's.

Merritt Island is managed as part of the Merritt Island Complex.

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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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Latest News

  • Fee Increase January 1, 2017

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    The refuge daily pass will increase to $10. The yearly pass will be $25.

    More Information
  • Drone Policy

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    Drones are prohibited on National Wildlife Refuges.

    Drone Policy
  • Waterfowl Hunt

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    Waterfowl hunting is permitted only on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years day during the season. The 2016-2017 season is November 19-27 and December 10-January 29. Hunting occurs in most areas of the refuge from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 12 pm. Hunting is prohibited on Black Point Wildlife Drive. For information about quota permits visit www.myfwc.com/hunting

    2016/2017 Refuge Hunt Permit/Brochure
  • Found Wildlife

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    Have you found a baby bird in your yard? See an injured bird on the road? Racoons in your attic?

    Find Out What To Do.
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Last Updated: Jan 26, 2017

Events

  • Beginning Birder Tours

    Pinewarbler DannyBalesDecember 01, 2016 - January 31, 2017

    Join a refuge volunteer for a 2 hour guided tour in the refuge shuttle bus to learn how to identify a variety of bird species. 9am

    Beginning Birder Tours - Sat, Sun, Tues, Thurs
  • Bobcat Talk

    150bobcatfaceDtietDecember 08, 2016 - January 05, 2017

    View a photo presentation about the elusive creatures and learn about the bobcat's natural history.

    Bobcat Talk Details
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