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  • Deer Hunting - Gun and Archery


    2015-16 Gun & Archery Permits and Information Now Available 

    Hunters may apply to hunt on the refuge during the Wisconsin Nine-Day firearms season (November 21, 2015 through November 29, 2015).  Hunters may download a Nine-Day Gun Deer Hunt Application and send the completed application with a $10 processing fee to the refuge.  Applications will be placed in a random drawing. Special regulations apply.  Read all application information carefully.  Only permitted hunters for the gun hunt will be allowed to hunt. The refuge archery season will not be open during the Nine-Day firearms season.  Late archery season on the refuge is November 30, 2015 through January 3, 2016.  

    Special Note:  At this time, the refuge is not allowing the use of cross-bows on the refuge for any hunting, gun or archery until it can be evaluated for safety purposes. 

    Gun Deer Hunt Application - 2015

    Late Archery Deer Hunt Application - 2015-16



  • Waterfowl Hunt for Persons with Disabilities


    2015 Waterfowl Hunt Information Now Available 

    Each year the refuge offers waterfowl hunting opportunities for persons with disabilities.  To participate in this special Refuge hunt, all applicants must have a Wisconsin Class A or C Disabled Hunting Permit, a current Wisconsin issued hunting license, current year State & Federal Duck Stamps, and a completed Migratory Bird Hunt application. This hunt is limited to 14 participants. 

    Interested hunters may contact Trempealeau NWR for more information or to request an application by calling 608/539-2311, ext. 6 (TTY users may call via the Wisconsin State Relay Service at 1-800-947-3529). To request an application by mail, write to Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge, W28488 Refuge Road, Trempealeau, Wisconsin 54661 or contact us via e-mail at

    The special refuge weekend hunt for persons with disabilities will be Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, 2015.  For hunters with disabilities, click here for a 2015 application to participate in the refuge hunt.  For volunteer assistants wishing to assist hunters, click here for a 2015 application.  All hunters and volunteer assistants are required to fill out a new application every year to be considered for the special hunt. 

    Download hunter applications and then mail them to Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge, W28488 Refuge Road, Trempealeau, WI 54661.  If you are unable to join us for the weekend hunt, we also offer 2 weeks of weekday hunts on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday following the weekend hunt.  Those weekday hunts are October 20, 21, 22 and the following week, October 27, 28, 29.  Registration is required for all disabled hunt opportunities on the refuge. 

    Please don't hesitate to call if you have any questions about the waterfowl hunt for person with disabilities. Call 608-539-2311, x. 6 for more information.

    Help us spread the word about this hunt of a lifetime opportunity.  Click here for an event flyer to share.

  • Trapping


    2015-16 Trapping

    Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge offers trapping units for muskrat and beaver during the Wisconsin trapping seasons.
    Bidding for the units take place during a trapping auction in late September annually.  The date for the 2015-16 trapping auction is Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 7pm.  The trapping auction is held at the Village Hall in Trempealeau, Wisconsin. A press release regarding auction details will be submitted the week before in all local area newspapers and on this website.  There are fifteen muskrat units and four beaver units available for bid. Trappers must show a current Wisconsin state trapping license when registering to bid. Bids will start at $40.00 per unit and trappers must be present at the auction to bid. Payment for units is due at the close of the auction. 

    Muskrat units are also available for bid for both Youth (18 years of age and younger) and Senior Citizen (65 years of age and older), free of charge. If you would like to enter in the drawing for these units, you must be present for bidding and provide a current Wisconsin trapping license and proof of age.

    Interested trappers may inspect the trapping units prior to the auction date. Trapping unit history and maps will be available at the refuge office in September.

  • Other Activities


    Certain activities such as research, commercial tours and large group visits may require a special use permit.  Contact the refuge manager for more information or to apply for a special use permit.

Last Updated: Aug 28, 2015
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