Service Seeking Public Comment
The public is invited to provide comments on the compatibility of GPS Location-Based Recreation on the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex.
Apply Now for the Pinckney Island Hunt!
Applications accepted through August 31 for the 2016 gun hunt. Please visit the refuge's hunting web page for details.
About the Complex
The Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex is comprised of seven national wildlife refuges, totaling 57,526 acres, located in coastal Georgia and South Carolina.
Pinckney Island is managed as part of the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex.
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About the NWRS
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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Enjoy Your Visit!
There are wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities offered year-round at Pinckney Island NWR including wildlife viewing, photography, hiking, bicycling, fishing, and hunting. Learn more about these opportunities at our Visitor Activities page.Click here to learn more about visitor activities...
Pinckney Island NWR offers an annual gun hunt for deer. A refuge hunt permit and State licenses are required for hunters 16 and over.Click here for detailed hunting information...
The refuge is not equipped to take in or care for injured or orphaned animals. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources maintains a list of permitted wildlife rehabilitators that you may contact. South Carolina DNR is also who should be contacted for any nuisance wildlife issues, including aggressive alligators.Click here for information on who to contact...
Butterflies, bats, bees...these hard-working animals help pollinate over 75% of our flowering plants, and nearly 75% of our crops.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Pinckney Island NWR: Eric Horan
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2016