The Friends had the extraordinary opportunity in August to host a visit to the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge by internationally famous nature photographer Clyde Butcher. Friends Past President Maria Sgambati was his guide. Members Frank and Mandy Offerle, Robin Gilles, Anne Lingren, and others introduced him to the wonders of our beautiful Refuge and region. The Cedar Keys Art Center will be hosting an exhibit of his works next spring and we are all hoping to have a chance to hear him talk and to meet him.
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 2019-2020 Hunt Regulations Brochure is now available at Refuge headquarters. For a digital version,
click on the photo below.
For Information about getting a Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Hunt Permit and a Deer Bag Report, Click Here
To Apply for a Permit to Hunt on the Lower Suwannee Refuge,
For a copy of the Deer Harvest Log, Click Here
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