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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


  • 2020 Turkey Season Dates

    Turkey season runs from April 4-19, 2020. Dates listed in the LDWF Hunting Regulations Handbook are incorrect. Thank you!

  • Geo-referenced PDF QR Code

    New Map for your Mobile Device!

    Use the QR code or link below to download a geo-referenced map with boundaries that is compatible with apps such as Avenza.

    Click here to open the map for download

Refuge Information

Proposed Hunt Opportunities

The Service proposes hunt program changes. See the New Draft Hunt Fish Plan and the New Information Bulletin.

Learn the details . . .

New Hunt/Fish Opportunities

The New Hunt Program Changes as of August 31, 2020. Tensas River NWR has made changes to the hunt program in the Final 2020-2021 Station-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations process.

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Current Conditions- COVID-19

While the Refuge itself remains open to the public, the Visitor Center is closed to public access. Please stay tuned for further updates and stay safe!

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.

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iSportsman Information

Lottery Hunt Applications & Annual Use Permit

Do you need to purchase your Annual Permit or apply for Lottery Hunts? Visit iSportsman to do it online. Click the link below to visit the website!

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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