Due to system changes, Kinsail will no longer be
available for permit applications online. This includes ALL permits that were previously
offered on their website. The website will close on Wednesday, January 25,
2017. Once the site goes down, permits
will only be available in person or by mail at the Headquarters Office
in Sibley, MS. The Headquarters office
hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed on Federal
holidays. A money order is required when purchasing a permit at the refuge. All money orders must be made payable to
USFWS. We will also have three local
vendors that will have permits available, which is Sports Center in Natchez,
MS, 84 Quick Stop in Ferriday, LA, and Pat's Home Center in St. Francsiville,
Thank you for your cooperation during this transition.
Annual Public Use Permits are required for visitors who participate in hunting or fishing activities. Permits are $20.00 each and are valid August 1st through July 31st of each year. See the Bayou Cocodrie hunting and fishing regulations brochure for more information.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues permits under various wildlife law and treaties at a number of offices throughout the country. Permits enable the public to engage in legitimate wildlife-related activities that would otherwise be prohibited by law.
Permits are handled by permitting programs in:
- International Affairs (Management Authority)
- Endangered Species
- Law Enforcement
- Migratory Birds
Visit the National Wildlife Refuge System Web site for Special Use Permits.
For more detailed information, go to How to Obtain a Permit, FAQs/Facts or Application Forms.