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  • Deer Hunting - Gun and Archery


    Due to the government shutdown, we are extending the application deadline to October 31st.  The random drawing will be held on November 4th. Selected permits will be mailed by November 8th. 

    Hunters may apply to hunt on the refuge during the Wisconsin Nine-Day firearms season (November 23, 2013 through December 2, 2013).  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 December 2 through January 5, 2014.

    Nine-Day Gun Deer Hunt Application    

    Late Season Archery Hunt Application  

  • Waterfowl Hunt for Persons with Disabilities


    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, October 12 and Sunday, October 13. 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. 

    Disabled Hunter Application and Fact Sheet 

    For persons assisting disabled hunters, a separate hunter application is required to be completed.  Please download hunter assistant applications here and mail them to the above address.

    Hunter Assistant Application and Fact Sheet 

  • 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 2013-14 trapping auction is Wednesday, September 25, 2013.  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 are available at the refuge office.


    For more information, refer to this news release.

    Trapping Auction to be held for 2013-14 Trapping Season. 

  • 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: Oct 18, 2013
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