Cache River National Wildlife Refuge
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Cache River National Wildlife Refuge Youth Waterfowl Hunt Area and Program


Cache River National Wildlife Refuge is pleased to announce the implementation of a Youth Only Waterfowl Hunt Area and Program. Youth (ages 15 and under) can apply for permits to occupy one of 5 designated blinds and allowed to hunt waterfowl on drawn weekend date(s) of the regular duck season. A successfully drawn hunter will also be allowed to invite 1 youth (age 15 or younger) as a guest to participate in the hunt. At least one adult, not less than 21 years old, must supervise youth hunters but will not be allowed to hunt. Volunteer mentors will be available (with advanced notice) to supervise any youth(s) that may need assistance to participate in the hunt.

Permits will be selected by random drawing. To apply, submit an index card or postcard with the full name (first, middle, last), mailing address, and telephone number of the youth hunter. Cards will be received November 1- 31.

Selected hunters will be placed in the first available weekend date(s) as drawn. ATVs will be allowed to access the hunt areas and decoys are provided at each blind. Hunters will be notified by mail and provided a blind permit (no fee) with a full list of refuge regulations and a map identifying the blind/hunt area. Blind permits are non-transferable and valid only for the youth whose name appears on the permit and their guest.

For more information, please email or call Jonathan Windley at 870-347-2614 /

Last updated: July 9, 2016