Rules and Regulations

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Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge Hunting & Fishing Regulations & Permit General Provisions

Chassahowitzka NWR is one of more than 500 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Chassahowitzka NWR serves as an important breeding and feeding ground for marine life with it’s mix of saltwater bays, estuaries, brackish marshes
and fringe of hardwood swamp.


  • Feeding, enticing, or disturbing the wildlife.
  • Firearms or weapons of any kind except during designated
  • hunts at which time firearms must be transported, unloaded,
  • and encased or dismantled.
  • Taking of turtles, frogs, and snakes by any means.
  • Release of any wild or domestic animals.
  • Taking (living or dead) or injuring any plant or animal (this
  • includes parts) other than legally taken fish or waterfowl.
  • Fires of any type, camping, or spotlighting.

If you would like more information about this refuge, the refuge system, or if you would like to volunteer your services, please contact:

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Complex

871 N. Suncoast Blvd
Crystal River, FL 34429

Phone: 352/563-2088
Fax: 352/382-0691