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  • Annual Public Permits

    IMPORTANT NOTICE!!

    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, LA.

    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 PermitFAQs/Facts or Application Forms.

  • Service Permits

    Service permit programs ensure that such activities are carried out in a manner that safeguards wildlife. Additionally, some permits promote conservation efforts by authorizing scientific research, generating data, or allowing wildlife management and rehabilitation activates to go forward.

Last Updated: Mar 31, 2017
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