Hunting

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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 330 refuges open to the public for hunting – seasonally and in accordance with state regulations. Hunting is one tool used to manage wildlife populations at a level compatible with the environment, provide wholesome recreational opportunities, and permit the use of a valuable renewable resource.

  • Alligator Hunting

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    Alligator hunting is permitted in designated hunt areas by permit only. Permits are obtained by lottery drawings through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. For more information please contact the Administrative Office at 561-732-3684.

    Click to download the 2018-2019 Alligator Hunting Regulations and Hunt Permit

    Click to download the Big Game Harvest Report

  • Waterfowl Hunting

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    Waterfowl hunting is permitted in designated areas in the late fall and early winter months. All hunters must possess a valid Florida State Hunting License and Florida State Duck Stamp. In addition, all hunters must possess a valid signed Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Conservation Stamp (Federal Duck Stamp) and a Refuge specific hunting permit. Youth hunters (under the age of 16) are only required to possess a Refuge specific hunting permit. Waterfowl hunting is allowed in accordance with state and refuge regulations, which may vary from year to year. They are outlined in the annual Refuge hunting permit, which is available each year after November 1st.

    Click to download the 2018-2019 Waterfowl Hunting Regulations and Hunt Permit

    Click to download the Migratory Bird Hunt Report

  • Hunting on your National Wildlife Refuges

    For hunting at refuges across the United States, check out our interactive Guide to Hunting on National Wildlife Refuges map, and click on a national wildlife refuge to explore hunting opportunities.