Wildlife Management Area Details 

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NameBig Lake NWR
WMA Zone030
County CoverageMississippi
LocationThe refuge is about 15 miles west of Blytheville.
Seasons and Regulations
Area Notes:
Big Lake NWR is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and has special regulations regarding hunting seasons and opportunities. For more information, visit www.fws.gov/biglake/
Leased Land Permit RequiredNo
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
AgeThe refuge was established in 1915.
PurposeThe refuge provides habitat and protection for migrating and wintering birds and is recognized as an important link in the Mississippi migration corridor. Over the years the objectives of the refuge have expanded to include protection for endangered species. Big Lake was important in the recovery of the bald eagle.