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Rules and Regulations

Waterfowl Hunting on the Refuge

The Refuge is known for its waterfowl hunting, fishing and wildlife observation. Refuge hunting and fishing seasons generally follow state seasons and regulations. To conserve this special place, and safeguard the experience for all we ask you to observe the Public Use Regulations and Hunting Regulations.

Areas throughout the Refuge are designated as closed or restricted use areas, usually fall to spring, to protect migrating waterfowl or for public safety. These areas are marked with orange-topped “special regulation” signs and list the restrictions and effective dates or seasons.

Refuge Specific Regulations:

Public Use Regulations
Hunting Regulations 

Refuge Signs:

 Know the Signs- some of the common boundary signs on the refuge. 

Refuge Special Hunts:

Youth and Hunters with Disabilities Deer Hunt at Lost Mound Unit, Savanna, Illinois posted August 1, 2014

Potter's Marsh Hunt Management Zone, Waterfowl Hunting Pool 13, Illinois  updated July 1, 2014

Trapping:

 Information and Permit

Fishing:

Refer to State Fishing Regulations in addition to the above Refuge Specific Regulations:

Minnesota Fishing Regulations

Wisconsin Fishing Regulations

Iowa Fishing Regulations

Illinois Fishing Regulations

Last Updated: Oct 03, 2014
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