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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining 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


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    Hunting Information

    The 2020 hunting season starts on August 29th and ends on Oct 30th. We post hunt information and applications in May.

    2020 William L. Finley Refuge Elk Hunt_all docs

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    Visit Snag Boat Bend!

    Snag Boat Bend Unit is a great place to bird! Actively under restoration, watch the hydrology and riparian forest return!

    Discover Snag Boat Bend...

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    Refuge Management Update

    Refuge staff write a "Refuge Report" for the Friends Group every month. We'll start posting them here for you, too!

    3_2020 WVNWRC Report

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    Submit Your Wildlife Sighting!

    See something interesting on your last trip to the Refuge? Fill out our online Wildlife Sighting Report and share your story!

    Submit your sighting here...

Refuge Updates

2020 Elk Hunt


2020 William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge elk hunt permits were drawn! We received 89 applications for 25 permits. For more information on this hunt opportunity, click the link.

2020 Finley Refuge Elk Hunt_Full Packet

2020 Black-tailed Deer Hunt

Deer Homepage

William L. Finley Refuge Fall 2020 Black-tailed deer hunt. Click the link for detailed information.

2020 Finley Refuge Deer Hunt_Full Packet

Winter Wildlife Field Day 2020, 2021 and 2022!

WWFD 2020 Poster

The 7th Annual Winter Wildlife Field Day at William L. Finley Refuge will be the most accessible event EVER! There will be online experiences, take home kits and creative in-person options at Finley and other nature spaces in Corvallis! Stay tuned for details! The 2020 event was water themed. It was frozen and will be thawed out in all its glory for 2022! Llamános a 541-760-3036 para más información.

WWFD 2020 Flyer
Refuge Wildlife Report

What's New At Finley?


Want to know what to look for on your next visit? Check out our Refuge Wildlife Report for the most up-to-date scoop on what there is to see.

Refuge Wildlife Report

About the Complex

Willamette Valley NWR Complex

William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Willamette Valley NWR 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