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 https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Features

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    Check Out Our Webcams!

    Get an inside view of birds in their habitat!

    Webcams

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    Healing While Hunting

    Veterans Find Healing and Hope on Public Lands, find the article that features the Upper Miss Refuge!

    Healing While Hunting

What's Going On?

View wildlife on our webcams.

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These webcams give you an inside view of birds in their habitat!

Webcams

Final Compatibility Determinations

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View the final 4 signed compatibility determinations and program requirements.

4 Final Signed Compatibility Determinations

News Releases

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Stay current with public events and important notices on the refuge.

News Releases
Discover Wildlife

Discover Wildlife

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Mayflies, dragonflies, bald eagles all grace the skies. Walleye, perch and largemouth bass swim below the river. Why not give dragonfly watching a chance?

Discover Wildlife

Be a patient photographer

Be a Patient Photographer

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Wildlife shots take time. What better place to relax and wait then outside on a refuge.

Wildlife Photography Tips

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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