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Current water conditions as of November 13th 2012:
Normal water is present for Avocet pool, Mallard Pool, Shoveler Pool and Curlew Pool. Interior areas of Curlew Unit and Harrison Pool are still filling. The Pintail Unit will be open to hunting beginning Saturday 10 November; the last day of the temporary closure is November 9th.
Waterfowl numbers are average to good.
Waterfowl hunting is allowed at Fish Springs NWR. Please reference the current Utah State hunting proclamation for regulations regarding waterfowl hunting. All applicable State and Federal regulations apply.
Hunters are reminded to have their HIP # and sign your duck stamp. You will be cited for hunting without these. Also be sure to read the current Utah Waterfowl Guidebook.
Utah Hunter's - you can get your Utah HIP online. Once you get your license go to internet site http://www.uthip.com or you can call toll-free 1-877-882-4744.
We would like to thank all the conscientious hunters who demonstrate good citizenship while hunting at Fish Springs. They follow the rules, clean up after themselves and take pride in that this is their Refuge also.
Game:Hunting is permitted for ducks, geese, coots, and mergansers only. Hunting all other species of wildlife is prohibited!
Hunting Hours: See the Utah hunting proclamation for hours.The Refuge may be accessed for hunting 2 hrs prior to legal shooting time to1½ hours after sunset (end of shooting hours).
Every individual must register at the Refuge contact station. Group registration is not allowed. All hunters must sign out prior to leaving the Refuge. If hunting multiple days you must sign out each and every day.
Blinds: Non-permanent blinds may be constructed. All blinds constructed out of materials other than vegetation must be removed when they are no longer in use.
Special Blind Area: Blinds for disabled hunters are available. Reservations must made in advance and hunters must register in and out. Individuals may only hold one special blind reservation at a time. Later reservations may be made after an existing reservation is canceled or hunted.
Parking: Parking areas are provided. Parking is also allowed on road shoulders in the hunt area. Do not block the road.
Closed Areas: All Closed areas are either gated or marked by signs. Hunters or dogs may not enter closed areas. To retrieve birds, allow enough room between the closed area boundary and where you are hunting to retrieve your bird.
Opened Areas with Closed Roads: Internal roads in Curlew, Pintail and Avocet units are closed to vehicle use. Only foot access is allowed. Some secondary roads in Harrison Unit are opened to vehicle use as signed on site.
Firearms: Rifles and handguns are NOT PERMITTED on the refuge unless they are unloaded and cased or broken down. Shooting upon or across dikes and roads is prohibited.
Boating: Use of small boats, canoes, etc., is permitted but gasoline motors or airboats are not allowed.
Camping: Overnight parking or camping is not permitted. Campfires are not permitted. Camp stoves and portable heaters may be used.
Personal Property: Decoys, boat, vehicles, and other personal property may not be left on the Refuge overnight.
Shell Casings and ammunition boxes are litter.Failure to make a reasonable effort to retrieve litter could result in a citation.
Dogs may be used, but must be kept under close control at all times.
Information is available at the visitor contact station, on the Refuge web site http://www.fws.gov/fishsprings or on the Utah Uivision of Wildlife Resources web site. http://wildlife.utah.gov/dwr.
Hunters bagging a banded bird can report to the following number 24 hours/day: 1-800-327-BAND (2263).
Report any observed violations to a Refuge Law Enforcement Officer.
Last Updated: November 13, 2012