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Kofa
National Wildlife Refuge


9300 E. 28th Street
Yuma, AZ   85365
E-mail: fw2_rw_kofa@fws.gov
Phone Number: 928-783-7861
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/kofa/
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Hunting
Regulated hunting is permitted for quail, bighorn sheep, deer, cottontail, rabbit, coyote, and fox. All other wildlife is protected. Hunting is in accordance with applicable state and refuge regulations. Licenses and permits are required. The refuge is closed to the taking of predatory animals during deer season, except that deer hunters with valid Unit 45A, 45B, and 45C deer permits may take predatory animals until they have taken a deer. Private lands occur within the refuge and may be posted. Shooting from a vehicle is prohibited. Trapping is not permitted on the refuge. Hunting seasons for the refuge are listed in current Arizona Game and Fish Department hunting regulations.


Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace is a national educational program to inform visitors about reducing the damage caused by outdoor activities, particularly non-motorized recreation. Leave No Trace principles and practices are based on an abiding respect for the natural world and our fellow wildland visitors. We can act on behalf of the places and wildlife that inspire us by adopting the skills and ethics that enable us to Leave No Trace.

1. Plan ahead and prepare.
2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
3. Dispose of waster properly.
4. Leave what you find.
5. Minimize campfire impacts.
6. Respect wildlife.
7. Be considerate of other visitors.

For more information on Leave No Trace, visit the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Web site.

Wildlife Observation
Tips for Watching Wildlife

•Dawn and dusk are the best times to see wildlife. In warmer climates, little is moving on hot summer afternoons or windy days.

•Observe from the sidelines. Leave "abandoned" young animals alone. A parent is probably close by waiting for you to leave. •Don’t offer snacks; your lunch could disrupt wild digestive systems.

•Cars make good observation blinds. Drive slowly, stopping to scan places wildlife might hide. Use binoculars or a long lens for a closer look.

•Try sitting quietly in one good location. Let wildlife get used to your presence. Many animals that have hidden will reappear once they think you are gone. Often you will hear more than you will see.

•Teach children quiet observation. Other wildlife watchers will appreciate your consideration.

•Look for animal signs. Tracks, scat, feathers, and nests left behind often tell interesting stories.




Hours
The refuge office is open from 8:00 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday. Closed on all Federal holidays.

 
 
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