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.
Boyer Chute does not charge an entrance fee.
Please note that all hunters at DeSoto must pay and / or possess an entrance pass in addition to possession of a state and refuge hunting permit.
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.