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St. Catherine Creek
National Wildlife Refuge

21 Pintail Lane
Sibley, MS   39165
E-mail: saintcatherinecreek@fws.gov
Phone Number: 601-442-6696
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Fishing is permitted from March 1st through the day before muzzleloader deer season begins in late November. There are 4 lakes and a youth-only (under age 16) fishing pond. Available species include largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. State bag limits apply.

Refuge hunting seasons are provided for whitetail deer, waterfowl and small game. A Spring turkey season is available for youth ages 10-15. Two disabled accessible deer hunting blinds are provided for wheelchair-dependent hunters.

Hunters and fishermen age 16 and over are required to possess an annual public use permit available at the headquarters for $12.50. Users under 16 or 65 and older receive their permit at no charge.

Wildlife Observation
Birding and other wildlife observation are popular refuge activities. A refuge bird list is available free-of-charge at the headquarters. St. Catherine Creek refuge is well-known for one of the largest populations of wood storks anywhere, as well as many other wading birds, shore birds, and passerine species. Roseate spoonbills are present each year, as well as bald eagles and a variety of birds of prey.

A 3 mile nature trailis located near the headquarters where visitors can enjoy a peaceful stroll while viewing and enjoying nature. Park benches are provided at comfortable intervals

Opportunities for wildlife photography are plentiful. Several well known professional outdoor photographers visit the refuge frequently to photograph the unique mix of flora and fauna present. We cordially invite you to visit one of the most unique and beautiful national wildlife refuges in the country, and to enjoy the history and tradition of the historic Natchez area.

The refuge is open to the public during daylight hours, year-round. All visitors are required to pick up a Daily Visitor Use Reporting Card at any of the five designated entrance points. Cards are to be filled out and deposited in a box provided at each point of entry upon leaving the refuge.

Entrance Fees
None Required

Use Fees
$12.50 Annual Public Use Permit required for all hunters/fishermen Daily Visitor Card Required for ALL visitors (No charge associated with this)
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