Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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    Bringing the Refuge to You!

    When a trip to the refuge isn't possible, let us bring a little nature to you! Learn about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, different wildlife species and wildlife careers.

    USFWS Educational Videos

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    Conservation Through the Arts!

    Calling all student artists...try your hand at creating a duck stamp. It's easy, fun and free to participate.

    Learn more about the Federal Jr. Duck Stamp program!

Refuge Happenings

Wings of Winter Birding Festival Cancelled Due To Covid

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Once again, we regret to announce that our popular birding festival is cancelled due the surge in Covid-19 cases. We will continue again January 15-16, 2023

Recent CWD Deer Found Adds Refuge Hunt Restrictions

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Refuge deer hunters that plan to hunt in Henry County (Britton Ford/Sulphur Wells area or Big Sandy Peninsula) now have new restrictions on their harvest due to a recent finding of a deer in Henry County with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). See this link for more information!

Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Henry County - New Restriction for Hunters

2021-2022 Refuge Hunt Regulations

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The fall hunting season is upon us. Click to see more details or to see the fall/spring hunting regulations and map.

Refuge Hunting Program
Seeking Interested Farmers!

Cooperative Agricultural Program Opportunity

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The Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge is seeking farmers for their cooperative agricultural program that will cover Henry, Benton, Decatur and Humphreys Counties. Farmers may apply for farming up to 2,802 acres!

Public Notice of Cooperative Agriculture Program Opportunity

About the Complex

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
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