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National Wildlife Refuge

509 Wildlife Rd
Gilbertown, AL   36908
E-mail: choctaw@fws.gov
Phone Number: 251-246-3583
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The most popular public use activity is fishing in the numerous back-water sloughs and lakes on the Refuge.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Fishing is by far the most popular recreational activity on the refuge. Bass, white perch, catfish, and bream can all be caught in abundance in the creeks and lakes. The refuge maintains a boat rampand a handicap accessable fishing pier. Access to the waterfowl sancturary is limited to March 1 through November 30.

Second in popularity is hunting. White-tailed deer and feral hogs may be hunted as well as squirrels rabbits, and raccoons. Permits and special regulations apply; please contact the refuge headquarters for information.

A three-quarter-mile long trail leading to an observation platform is located across the road from the boat ramp parking lot. It is a self-guided tour with interpretive signs located along the route.

Wildlife Observation
The one public access road located on the North end of the refuge affords numerous opportunities to observe and photgraph wildlife. Deer and turkeys can be seen feeding in the fields and waterfowl can be seen in the distance feeding on one of the moist soil units. For a better view visitors are welcome to walk the 3/4 mile winding trail to the observation platform which overlooks the moist soil unit.

The refuge is open daily from sunrise to sunset. The refuge boat ramp is open 24 hours a day. The office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

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