Rules and Regulations


"A peculiar virtue in wildlife ethics is that the hunter ordinarily has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his conduct. Whatever his acts, they are dictated by his own conscience, rather than by a mob of onlookers. It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of this fact." - Aldo Leopold

Click for the 2020-2021 Hunting and Fishing Regulation Brochure.

Cross Creeks is open to hunting during specific refuge seasons for the following species: squirrel, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and resident Canada goose. Hunters may only take coyote and beaver incidental to a scheduled refuge hunt for the species listed in our brochure with any weapon legal for that hunt.

No taking of turtles, crawfish or bullfrogs on refuge.

Hunting is permitted on various portions of Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge with the exception of those areas marked “Closed” on the map or by “Closed Area” signs on refuge lands or waters. Applicable Federal and State law and regulations apply. Mobility impaired hunters can contact the refuge office for accessible areas.