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    iNaturalist Bio Bliz Challenge!

    Find out how you can help us document the plants and animals found on the refuge!


  • Lake Caroline OPEN

    Lake Caroline is open 8/1/18-10/31/18. Required fishing permit is available below along with regulations.

    Hunting/Fishing Permit

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    Fall Wildlife Celebration

    Join us for a day of free nature and wildlife fun on Saturday, October 20 from 10am-2pm!

    2018 Fall Wildlife Celebration

  • Walking Trails

    Get in touch with nature by walking refuge trails.

    Headquarters Trail Map

Refuge Information

Hunting/Fishing Permit


This free permit provides information on refuge rules and regulations as they pertain to hunting and fishing on the refuge. Read, print, sign, and keep this permit with you at all times when hunting or fishing on the refuge. The permit below is the equivalent of the hunting/fishing permit available in person at the Visitor Center.

2018-2019 Red River NWR Hunting/Fishing Permit

Youth Waterfowl Lottery Hunt


The application period for the 2018/2019 season is September 1 through October 20.

Apply for the 2018-19 Youth Waterfowl Lottery Hunt

Educational Group Visits


There are several different ways you can use the refuge as an outdoor classroom, including self-guided activities for your group.

Click here to learn more about group visit options.
Wildlife Rehabilitation
eBird Trail Tracker

eBird Trail Tracker

eBird Trail Tracker

Discover what birds have been seen recently at the refuge using Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird Trail Tracker.

Click here to access the eBird Trail Tracker.


Check Us Out On Facebook!

Be sure to "like" the Red River Refuge Facebook page. You can stay up to date on all of the current happenings at the Refuge. This is the best place to go for up-to-minute information.

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS