Washita National Wildlife Refuge, located west of Butler, Oklahoma on the upper end of Foss Reservoir, will host a limited public hunt for geese and sandhill cranes during the 2012-2013 season. Ten blinds will be available for hunting each scheduled hunt day. Weekend Hunts:Seven (7) weekend (2 day) hunts will be permitted. Blinds will be filled by drawing only. Applications for the weekend hunts will be accepted from September 1 until September 28, 2012. Hunters may apply for the drawing by sending the following information to the refuge office by mail, fax, e-mail, telephone or personal delivery: name, mailing address, telephone number, and ONE preferred hunt weekend. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Incomplete applications will be disallowed. Any person submitting more than one application will be disqualified. Successful applicants will be notified by mail, letters will be sent October 21. A $20.00 blind fee for the two-day weekend hunt is required to be paid by successful applicants by November 4, 2012.Weekend Hunt Dates: November 17-18, November 24-25, December 8-9, and December 15-16, 2012, December 22-23, December 29-30 and January 5-6, 2013. Wednesday Hunts:Six (6) Wednesday hunts will be permitted. Blinds will be filled by reservation only, on a first come, first served basis. Hunters may reserve a blind by calling the refuge office between the hours of 8am and 4pm the Tuesday before their desired hunt date. The Wednesday hunts will operate under the same rules and regulations as the weekend hunts. A $10.00 blind fee will be collected when hunters exit the hunt area at 11:30 am.Wednesday Hunt Dates: November 14, November 21, December 12, December 19, and December 26, 2012, and January 2, 2013. General Regulations:
For more information and more detailed directions, please contact the Washita National Wildlife Refuge.
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Bees, butterflies, moths, beetles and many other insects play a very important role on the Washita National Wildlife Refuge. They help pollinate the plants that are a food source for many species, including humans!