Big Game: deer,
elk, moose, black bear and mountain lion (use of dogs prohibited to hunt mountain lions).
Upland Game: grouse
(dusky, spruce, and ruffed) and turkey
Migratory Birds: geese, ducks, mergansers,
game and upland game hunting is allowed west of Lion's Den Road
on the refuge in the forest. Idaho State
Rules and Regulations apply
for the Panhandle Region.
hunting is allowed only in designated areas.
Hunters with Disabilities Deer Hunt Blind
Hunters with disabilities accessible deer hunt blind is available by a lottery drawing. Hunters with valid state licenses and tags who require accessibility may apply to receive one of ten seven-day deer hunt permits. See hunting map for dates. Must meet Idaho Fish & Game disabled hunter needs.
Short-range weapons only: muzzleloader, archery equipment, crossbow, shotgun using slugs, or a handgun using straight-walled cartridges not originally established for rifles. Use of non-toxic, non-lead ammunition is required.
Contact Refuge to be entered into random drawing and show proof of disabled license.
Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations
Waterfowl hunting is allowed 4 days per week (Tues. Thurs. Sat.
and Sun.) in accordance with the state's season. There is a 200-yard buffer
zone to insure the safety of visitors using the Auto Tour Route and Deep Creek
Trail. Fixed blinds and free-roam waterfowl hunting is allowed.
Currently there are 2 ADA huntblinds available for reservation by calling
Refuge headquarters. Follow waterfowl reports and migration on the Ducks Unlimited Migration Map.
Hunters are limited to the use and/or
possession of no more than 25 non-toxic shotgun shells per day. Hunters
may enter the posted retrieving zone to retrieve downed birds or travel to or
from hunting sites, but all firearms must be unloaded. Decoys may not be
set in the zone. Pit blinds are prohibited. Waterfowl hunters may
use boats without motors. No entry into waterfowl hunt area prior to 3
a.m. on a waterfowl hunt day. Retrieval dogs are encouraged, but must
remain under the hunter's control at all times.
Weekly waterfowl estimates