Annual Fishing Derby set at Noxubee Refuge

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Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge annual youth fishing derby will be on April 22nd  this year from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. with registration opening at 7:30 a.m.   The Derby is sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Friends of Noxubee Refuge and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks.  Children ages four through 15 may participate.  The derby is FREE!  All participants will receive a door prize tickets when they register.  April 22nd is also a Fee Free Day to the refuge so no entrance fee is required.  The derby is held at our event fishing ponds and freshly restocked for the derby.

If you would like more information or have any questions call the Refuge office at (662)323-5548.

Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee NWR was established in 1940 for use as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife.  The 48,218-acre refuge manages two federally listed species, red-cockaded woodpeckers and wood stork, in addition to a 1,200-acre proposed wilderness area.  The refuge offers a variety of wildlife related public use opportunities and receives approximately 160,000 visits yearly.

The mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.  For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit