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    New Refuge Hunt Plan Approved

    The new Hunt Plan allows for expansion of hunting opportunities on the refuge.

    More on hunting...

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    Wildlife Drive Closed Sept. 22-23

    The Wildlife Drive & Trails will be closed Saturday, Sept. 22 - 23rd for the Youth Hunt.

    Wildlife Drive and Trails Closed September 22-23

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    Open House

    Sept. 28-30, 2018 is Open House Weekend at the refuge. There will be activities for all as we open the entire refuge.

    Explore the Refuge

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    2018 Hunt Season Trail Closures

    See our trails page for 2018 trail closures.


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    Wildlife Drive Now Open

    Be added to the hundreds who have enjoyed our Wildlife Drive this Summer. This Auto Tour stretches 6.5 Miles throughout the refuge.

    More Info and Wildlife Drive Hours...


Sign Up for Wild Goose Chase

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Visit our page to find info on participation in the 2018 Wild Goose Chase 5K Run/Walk.

Learn More...

Partners Year in Review

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View the Story Map for the Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program Year in Review.

Year in Review

Volunteer Opportunities at the Refuge

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Lend your talents, enthusiasm and some of your time! Find out how to volunteer!

Get Involved
Michigan Junior Duck Stamp

Michigan 2018 Junior Duck Stamp Program & Contest

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The Michigan Junior Duck Stamp Program blends science curriculum and art to create a pattern in youth that leans toward conservation thinking. The Michigan JDS contest portion is free to enter. Each year thousands of students participate in their state’s program nationwide.

Contest Info and Previous Winners

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