Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries will remain open to the public. Visitor Centers and other facilities, however, may be closed. Scheduled events may be cancelled. Please follow public health guidelines and avoid congregating. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page and call for local conditions.

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Annual Public Use Permits

An Annual Public Use Permit is now required to hunt, fish, launch boats, and utilize campgrounds on Dale Bumpers White River NWR.

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What's happening at Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge

Proposed Minor Changes to Hunt Program

Dale Bumpers White River Refuge is proposing minor changes to hunt program through the 2020-21 regulatory process. Please see attached document explaining the changes. Comments may be submitted to Kate Harrigan, National Chief of Hunting and Fishing, at katherine_harrigan@fws.gov

Proposed Minor ChangesProposed Minor Changes to Hunt Program with downloadable Categorical Exclusion Checklist

Permits

Click the link above for additional information on Annual Public Use Permits, Quota Deer Hunt Permits, and to access your RecAccess Account.

Permits

2019-20 Refuge User Brochure

Users are no longer required to carry a signed copy of this brochure while on the Refuge. This brochure is designed to provide the public with information and a summary of regulations on Dale Bumpers White River NWR.

2019-20 Virtual Brochure
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Friends of White River NWR

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Friends of White River National Wildlife Refuge has been a huge part of our refuge since 1993. Dedicated to increasing public outreach opportunities for White River NWR, along with helping the refuge with many other duties, Friends of White River NWR is always looking for extra helping hands!

Partnerships

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.

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