Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Features

  • Proposed Change to Hunting Program

    The Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge is proposing to update the refuge’s hunting program and is seeking public comment.

    Learn more...

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    Monarchs are Heading North

    As of March 30 monarchs have been reported in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee. As they arrive in your area look for eggs and caterpillars.

    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