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Welcome to the Big Oaks Conservation Society website

Refuge Hours:

Open for Public Use: 7am-4:30 pm Mondays and Fridays starting April 15


Thank you to the USFWS Retirees Association for their grant funding of the Junior Refuge Manager Program!

Upcoming events:  Check press releases below for more information!

1. Annual meeting and Member Safety Briefing - April 10

2. Youth turkey hunt workshop - April 20, 12 PM

3. Youth turkey hunt - April 21



Press Releases for Public Events:

Registration is now open for Outdoor Women at Big Oaks, which will take place on Saturday, June 15. Registration is by the form below, which must be mailed to:

Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge


1661 W. JPG Niblo Rd

Madison, IN 47250

Fees are:

$55 for BOCS members if postmarked before May 6

$65 for non-members if postmarked before May 6

$70 for BOCS membership and event registration if postmarked before May 6

$35 for participants age 12-22 (must take same classes as guardian if under 18)

$80 for all from May 7 to May 25

Registration is capped at 110 participants, so register soon!

This website is dedicated to all the folks, Native American, Pioneer, Government Employees, and civilians who have, at various times, occupied and contributed to what has now become Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge.

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