Rules and Regulations

Rules

The Howard Creek, Fern Ridge, and Pine Creek units have areas open to limited hunting, fishing, wildlife photography, and wildlife observation. No visitation is allowed on the remaining 7 units to protect fragile algific (cold air) talus (loose rock) slopes and the threatened, endangered, and rare plant and animal species found there.

Howard Creek Unit Regulations:

Allowed on the unit:

  • Hunting of upland game and white-tailed deer are allowed in accordance with state regulations.
  • Hunting is allowed between November 1 and January 15 or the end of the state established season (whichever comes first).
  • You may only use archery and muzzleloading firearms for deer hunting.
  • Nontoxic shot is required for upland game hunting.
  • Wildlife observation and wildlife photography are also allowed on this unit.

Prohibited on this unit:

  • Construction of permanent blinds or stands is prohibited.  All stands must be removed at the end of each day’s hunt.
  • Spring turkey hunting is prohibited.
  • Certain areas are posted closed to public entry.
  • Fishing is prohibited on this unit.
  • ALL other public uses are prohibited including but not limited to: collecting, camping, horses, mushroom picking, alcohol, fires, trapping, bicycles, and removing vegetation.

 

Fern Ridge Unit Regulations:

Allowed on the unit:

  • Hunting of upland game and white-tailed deer are allowed in accordance with state regulations.
  • Hunting is allowed between November 1 and January 15 or the end of the state established season (whichever comes first).
  • You may only use archery and muzzleloading firearms for deer hunting.
  • Nontoxic shot is required for upland game hunting.
  • Fishing is allowed on this unit.
  • Wildlife observation and wildlife photography are also allowed on this unit.

Prohibited on this unit:

  • Construction of permanent blinds or stands is prohibited.  All stands must be removed at the end of each day’s hunt.
  • Spring turkey hunting is prohibited.
  • Certain areas are posted closed to public entry.
  • ALL other public uses are prohibited including but not limited to: collecting, camping, horses, mushroom picking, alcohol, fires, trapping, bicycles, and removing vegetation.

 

Pine Creek Unit Regulations:

Allowed on the unit:

  • Hunting of upland game and white-tailed deer are allowed in accordance with state regulations.
  • Hunting is allowed between November 1 and January 15 or the end of the state established season (whichever comes first).
  • You may only use archery and muzzleloading firearms for deer hunting.
  • Nontoxic shot is required for upland game hunting.
  • Wildlife observation and wildlife photography are also allowed on this unit.

Prohibited on this unit:

  • Construction of permanent blinds or stands is prohibited.  All stands must be removed at the end of each day’s hunt.
  • Spring turkey hunting is prohibited.
  • Fishing is prohibited on this unit.
  • Certain areas are posted closed to public entry.
  • ALL other public uses are prohibited including but not limited to: collecting, camping, horses, mushroom picking, alcohol, fires, trapping, bicycles, and removing vegetation.