Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at


Hunting Information

Full-Time Wheelchair User Hunt

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Applications for the January 5, 2019 Wheelin' Sportsmen hunt are available online and at the Visitor Center. Please follow the link below to get more information about the hunt and download your application!

Full-Time Wheelchair User Hunt

Lottery Hunt Applications & Annual Use Permit

This year, we are using a new website and system for applying for lottery hunts and purchasing Annual Public Use Permits. We think you will appreciate the new iSportsman system and its ability to give you real-time access to your account and drawing status! Click the link below to visit the new website!

Visit the iSportsman website...

Hunting/Fishing Regulations

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The Hunting and Fishing Regulations Brochure is available on the Visitor Activities web page link below.

Visitor Activities
Want to Get Involved?

Join the Tensas River Refuge Association!

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If you are interested in getting involved in refuge projects, think about joining the Tensas River Refuge Association. TRRA is a non-profit group that supports the conservation mission of Tensas River NWR.

Learn more about the Tensas River Refuge Association...

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