Midwest Region


October 12, 2012

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For questions about hunting or regulations at Necedah, please call 608-565-2551 and ask to speak with a law enforcement officer.

Be a Sure Shot at Necedah Refuge

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, located in central Wisconsin, is prime hunting ground with marshes, upland woods, and open meadows. Although changes have been made recently to state hunting laws, the public is reminded that hunting for coyote and wolf is prohibited at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, a federal property administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. National Wildlife Refuges are, by law, closed to activities until opened after a public review process. The timing and development of this hunt precluded an opportunity to do so.

Hunting opportunities on the refuge do include migratory birds, white-tailed deer, turkey, rabbit, snowshoe hare, ruffed grouse, raccoon, gray and fox squirrels. Hunting questions regarding Necedah National Wildlife Refuge can be directed to law enforcement officials by calling (608)565-2551.

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1939 as a refuge to migratory birds and wildlife. The site covers close to 44,000 acres near Necedah, Wisconsin and includes oak savanna, wetlands, and pine-oak forests. The refuge is open sunrise to sunset 365 days a year. For additional information on the natural and cultural history of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge please visit us online at

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 7:30am to 4pm spring through fall, excluding Federal holidays and open Monday through Saturday during the winter. The office is located off of Highway 21 four miles west of Necedah or 18 miles east of Tomah.

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