Reconnect with Outdoor Traditions on a National Wildlife Refuge

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages an unparalleled public lands network built with the help of generations of hunters and anglers called The National Wildlife Refuge System. Thanks to these recreational users these places will continue to be the wild support system both people and wildlife need to thrive.

Nearly 400 of the 560+ national wildlife refuges are open to hunting. Hunting has a rich history in the United States and is a valued tradition for many. Hunters promote habitat conservation and share an understanding of its importance with new generations. Visit

Fishing is as American as Huck Finn and apple pie, and as varied as the nation’s 21st-century demographic landscape. Over 300 national wildlife refuge are open to fishing. Visit

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