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Surveying Species at Detroit River Refuge

Humbug Marsh Lottery Deer Hunt:
The lottery for the Humbug Marsh deer hunt has closed. Drawing results will be posted at on September 1, 2016. Hunters are responsible for checking results on their own.
Any hunter, regardless if they were successfully chosen through the lottery, is eligible for one free leftover Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR) permit for the 2016 deer season. Leftover DRIWR deer reserved hunting permits, if available, may be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. ET through Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. ET. They are available at any license agent, DNR Customer Service Center, or online at There is no fee for this leftover permit.
Special Use Permits:
At this time, special use permits are required for unescorted entry to most units of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. Permit applications are available. Please contact the Visitor Services Manager for additional information.
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2016
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