Hunting

sunset on the marsh

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

    CITE by Brian Ferguson

     Waterfowl and pheasant hunting is allowed on the Refuge only in designated hunting areas during the appropriate season.  For more information on the Refuge Hunting areas, map, and regulations, download the Refuge Hunting brochure and Map (707KB PDF).  If you have a smartphone GPS app, you can use this georeferenced map (347KB PDF).  

    Pheasant hunting is allowed only in areas already open for Waterfowl Hunting.  Current Federal and State regulations for seasons, hours, bag and possession limits apply. Consult the Utah Upland Game Proclamation for more details. 

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

    Some important reminders for a safe and enjoyable hunting experience:

    • Hunters must have a valid Utah hunting or combination license in their possession. A digital “e-license” is sufficient for this purpose. In addition, waterfowl hunters aged 16 and older must possess a signed federal “Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp”, commonly known as a Duck Stamp.
    • Hunters may enter the Refuge two hours prior to legal sunrise, and must exit the Refuge within two hours of legal sunset.
    • Hunting is prohibited within 100 yards of any publicly accessible roadway, observation platform, or parking area.
    • Hunting is prohibited within 200 yards of any occupied structure including the Refuge maintenance shop.
    • Hunters are expected to maintain a sufficient distance between closed hunting units and themselves to allow for the retrieval of birds. Retrieval of birds by hunters or dogs in closed areas is prohibited.
    • Dogs must always be under the direct control of a responsible person.
    • Shotgun shells are considered litter.  Please pack all trash out with you.