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Hunting


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Waterfowl Hunting 

Waterfowl hunting is permitted in designated areas on the Nisqually Delta and on Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge during the fall and winter hunt season.

2013 – 2014 Dates

  • Youth Hunt: Sept 21 – 22, 2013
  • Geese: Sept. 10 – 15, Oct. 12 – 24 & Nov. 2, 2013 – Jan. 26, 2014
  • Ducks: Oct. 12 – 16 & Oct. 19, 2013 – Jan. 26, 2014

 

Where You Can Hunt 

  1. Federal Lands – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service owns and manages about 3000 acres of the Nisqually Delta as Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. 190 acres of the Refuge are open to waterfowl hunting. 
  2. State Lands – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife owns and manages three parcels of land within the approved Refuge boundary which are open to waterfowl hunting. 


 

Where You Can’t Hunt 

Large portions of the Refuge are closed to waterfowl hunting, including the Research Natural Area and Sanctuary Area (where all visitor trails are located). Tribal lands east of the Nisqually River also are not open to public hunting. Watch for “No Hunting” or “Area Closed” signs.

 

Access to the Refuge Hunting Areas 

Access is by boat. Luhr Beach is the closest boat ramp to the hunt areas.

 

Regulations 

Shot must be U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved non-toxic shot. All Washington State hunting regulations are in effect. There is a 25 shell limit. Check Washington State Regulations for current year information. Call the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife at (360) 902-2200 or the Refuge at (360) 753-9467 for complete information on hunting regulations.You may also visit the WDFW website: http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/.

 

Retrieving Birds 

You may not enter closed areas to retrieve dead or crippled birds.

Last Updated: Sep 05, 2013
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