Events Calendar

The event schedule is subject to change, so please check back often for updates. If you have questions, please write to the web master or call Tina Watson, Bombay Hook NWR Outdoor Recreation Planner, at (302) 653-6872.

The calendar is divided into the following catagories: Junior Ranger Programs; Tours of Bombay Hook NWR; and Partial Refuge Closures for Hunting Season.

Junior Ranger Programs

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Jr. Rangers learn Why and How the Trees and Plants stay Green in Winter. New and returning children (7-11 years old) are invited to attend. Mistletoe, holly, cedar and pine…what is their significance for wildlife? Come learn why they stay green in the winter along with some fun Holiday facts. You will create a Holiday decoration to take home!Space is limited, call 302-653-9345 to register or email:

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Tours of Bombay Hook NWR

December 6, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Refuge Introduction Tour. “Climb aboard” the refuge’s 12-passenger bus for a 2-hour guided tour of the refuge. Look for wildlife, walk a short trail, and learn how the various habitats on the refuge are managed to provide the food, water, and cover needed by the many species of wildlife that live on or pass through the refuge. Bring your binoculars, or borrow a pair at the Visitor Center. Call to register, 302-653-9345 or email:

Partial Closures of Wildlife Drive during Dear Hunting Season

Back Section Closed – Bear Swamp, Finis Pool, and road to Allee House
December 11 and 14, 2017, January 19, 2018, all day for Shotgun

Front Section Closed – Raymond and ShearnessEnter Refuge on Rt. 9 at Dutch Neck Road
December 13, 2017 all day for Shotgun

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