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. 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.


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A free Refuge permit is required for all hunting activities. Permits are non-transferable and must be signed by the hunter and carried at all times while on the Refuge in possession of hunting gear. A permit is located on the front of the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge Hunting and Fishing Regulations Brochure and it will be available mid-August this year.  An additional $12.50 permit is required for the Quota Gun Deer Hunt. This quota gun deer permit is available for purchase seasonally through the Refuge website.

A Refuge Special Use Permit is required for all commercial activities on the Refuge including but not limited to commercial fishing, trapping, filming, photography, collecting plants or parts of plants. Permits may be obtained by contacting our Refuge Headquarters with a formal request. Fees may be required.

A firewood cutting permit (fee required) that allows the cutting of downed trees from specific logged locations on the Refuge is also available from the headquarters office.