Hunting opportunities at Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge are available on a regulated basis. Deer hunts are available yearly. All hunting occurs within the state seasons, follows the regulations of the state and special Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge regulations. For more information about hunting at Boyer Chute, please see our hunting brochure.
The following permits are for the unlimited special antlerless hunts on December 15-23, 2012 and January 12-13, 2013. Hunters can download these permits, read and follow the regulations and bring a signed permit with them along with all other required documents to the hunt. Hunters must have Nebraska Season Choice-Wahoo OR statewide muzzleloader permit, Iowa hunters must obtain the correct permits through the state of Nebraska.
REFUGE WATERFOWL HUNTING REGULATIONS
Boyer Chute Waterfowl Hunting Regulation and Map
- Waterfowl hunting is permitted in accordance with State and Federal hunting regulations.
- Hunters must possess all applicable State and Federal licenses and stamps.
- Refuge hunting area is open to the hunting of the following waterfowl species only:
ducks, geese, and coots. No other migratory species or any upland game hunting is permitted.
- Hunters may access the refuge from 1 hour before legal sunrise to 1 hour after legal sunset.
- Hunting area is defined as the immediate shoreline of the Missouri River, up to and including the high bank. See map for area open to waterfowl hunting.
- Waterfowl hunting is prohibited on the Boyer Chute waterway.
- Hunting area may be accessed by land, walk-in access from any of the public use area parking lots located on the west side of Boyer Chute; weapons must be cased and dogs leashed until reaching hunting area.
- Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the island roads and trails.
- Weapons must be unloaded and cased while traveling through the closed area.
- It is illegal to retrieve game from areas closed to hunting.
- Portable daily blinds are permitted, however the cutting, pulling, or other destruction of vegetation is prohibited. All blinds must be removed at the conclusion of each day's hunt. The construction or use of permanent blinds and/or pits is prohibited.
- Decoys cannot be left unattended at any time.
- Dogs may be used for waterfowl hunting, but must be under the handlers control at all times.