Refuge permits are required for all refuge hunting and trapping. Obtain your hunt permit at the refuge office. Normal operating hours are 8:00 - 4:30, Monday through Friday – please call in advance to verify the office is open. You may also obtain hunt permit from the four information kiosks (Route 27 and Boland Road; east of Route 173 and Richie Road; Route 408 and Swamp Road; outside of the Refuge headquarters off of Route 198 in Guys Mills) or download and print a copy of the current hunt permit. The permit must be signed in the white box on the front page, acknowledging your understanding of the regulations for hunting on the Erie National Wildlife Refuge, and be on the hunter's person while hunting on the refuge. Download the hunt brochure (pdf).
Interested trappers should contact the refuge office at (814) 789-3585 on regulations pertaining to trapping.
Although there is no charge to visit Erie National Wildlife Refuge, the refuge issues the America the Beautiful Senior, Access, and Annual Passes.