The Refuge is open to deer hunting, turkey hunting, and upland game hunting. Hunting is permitted in designated areas during designated hunting seasons with the proper licenses. Non-toxic shot is required for upland game hunting. Pre-season scouting is not permitted in closed areas.
Hunting programs can promote understanding and appreciation of natural resources and their management on lands and waters in the Refuge System.
To find out more about hunting opportunities, seasons and regulations on Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, contact the refuge manager.