Refuge Update

Conservation Through the Arts!

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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 Waterfowl Count

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Check here to see what the most recent winter waterfowl count....

Waterfowl Surveys

Sanctuary Areas Now Closed

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The santuary areas of the refuge have been seasonally closed and will remain closed through March 16th. This includes Britton Ford Bay, Swamp Creek Bay, Bennett's Creek Bay, Duck River Bottoms, the Nix Landing/Tie Yard Areas and the Busseltown Unit.

See the areas that are closed.

Mallard Migration Map

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Our thanks to the Missouri Department of Conservation for allowing us to share this map that shows where the mallards are in their migration along the Mississippi flyway.

mallard migration map
Just for Kids!

Kids Corner!

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If you want to learn more about nature or wildlife, we've got just the place for you! Our "Just for Kids" page has information, games, and ways you can help wildlife at home.

Discover more here!

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