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Hunting partners (man and dog) in airboat

One of the most historical and beloved visitor uses on the Refuge is waterfowl hunting, and in fact, without the support of the hunting community, the Refuge may not have been created in 1928.

  • Refuge Hunting/Fishing Regulations

    Common goldeneye winging low over Refuge waters

    Waterfowl hunting season begins October 1st.  

    We will be open for the Youth Waterfowl Hunt on September 17th.

    More details about water availability will be coming soon.

    The Refuge has several areas open to waterfowl and pheasant hunting during the correct season. For more information on the Refuge Hunting areas, map, and regulations, download the Hunting & Fishing brochure or call the front desk at 435-723-5887 Monday -Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm. 

     For more information on Utah State hunting licenses, seasons and regulations, check out the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources website


  • Water / Road Conditions

    High water levels and Road conditions

  • Willard Spur Hunting Blocks Map

    Hunters in the snow, Claude Fluette

    There are two hunting areas at the southern boundary of the Refuge called Hunting Blocks C.  They are accessible by boat launched from the Willard State Park public boat launch, but please note - the areas around the blocks are always closed to public access, so please download this WILLARD SPUR HUNTING BLOCKS C map for directions and GPS coordinates to these hunting areas.

  • Bird Surveys

    Law Enforcement checking in youth waterfowl hunters

    SWAN SURVEY:   The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conducts an aerial swan survey once a week during the fall, you can see their results by clicking the following Link. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    REFUGE BIRD SURVEYS: The Refuge conducts monthly bird surveys.   The Waterbird Survey includes: waterfowl, shorebirds, herons and egrets, and raptors. The General Survey includes mainly songbirds and raptors. View Refuge Surveys here.

Last Updated: Aug 15, 2016
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