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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.

  • Permits

    The Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex Hunting Regulations pamphlet also serves as your Refuge hunting permit. Please note that this permit must be up to date, signed and with you at all times whenever hunting on the refuge.

    For more information please see our publications page or contact the refuge headquarters at Cameron Prairie.

  • Special Use Permit

    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. 

    For more detailed information, see How to Apply for a Special Use Permit.

Page Photo Credits — Special use permit gate by Jacob Mills
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017
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