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.
There are no entrance fees or passes required to access lands open to the public within the Devils Lake Wetland Management District.
Some permits can be handled within the Devils Lake Wetland Management District headquarters office, but some are handled by permitting programs in International Affairs (Management Authority), Endangered Species, Law Enforcement, and Migratory Birds.
Visit the National Wildlife Refuge System Web site for Special Use Permits.
For more detailed information, go to How to Obtain a Permit, FAQs/Facts or Application Forms.
"Double Up for the Ducks" by purchasing two Federal Duck Stamps this season and help conserve more habitat. Follow the link to learn where you can buy Federal Duck Stamps near you.