Features

  • Monarchs roosting at Minnesota Valley NWR by Mara Koenig/USFWS

    Overwintering Monarchs to Leave Soon

    Monarchs resting in their wintering grounds in Mexico will start moving north soon. By late May/June they should be reach Canada.

    Report Your Sightings

  • All the Divisions are open for hunting

    All Refuge divisions are open to some form of hunting opportunity. Please check the link below for more information and a copy of the hunt brochure. Users can also check out the map link on the right side of the homepage for additional information about each Refuge division.

    Rules and Regulations

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.

Learn more about the NWRS