Refuge Forester Daniel Barrand has developed plans for habitat restoration along the southeastern margin of the Levy County side of the refuge, paralleling CR347. Near Gates 9A and 9B and inside of Gate 43, Heavy Equipment Operator George Pelt has begun leveling the windrows remaining from the logging days. He created lanes for the farm tractor to roll through and selectively herbicide in the overly-dense mid-story growth areas that currently won’t let even a deer or a hog through. As you drive along 347 you will notice some of the work evidenced by the glaring white sand. Be not alarmed …
The Refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Due to coronavirus concerns, the headquarters building is closed to visitors. However, staff are working as usual and the Refuge is open for appropriate recreational uses including boating, hiking, fishing, biking, and birding.
The Refuge Manager Andrew Gude can be reached by text or phone at 703.622.3896.
Hunting Information from the Refuge Manager
The print version of the 2020-2021 Hunt Regulations Brochure is now available. For a digital version,
click on the photo below. A current LSNWR Hunt Brochure, signed by the hunter, must be in his or her possession when hunting. The brochure includes websites to obtain hunting permits and required harvest reports.
For a Summary of the 2020-2021
Hunt Season Schedule,
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