Rules and Regulations

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At Refuges, Wildlife Rules
National Wildlife Refuges are places where wildlife comes first. Although people are welcome,
activities are regulated and monitored to ensure that impacts are minimal to the plants
and animals that call the refuge “home”. Below is a partial list of rules and regulations
for Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge.
Click here to read all refuge regulations.

Refuge Hours
The refuge is open during daylight hours only, except during hunting season.
See refuge regulations for specific information.
The Refuge Headquarters are open 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday. 

Daily Use Cards
All hunters must obtain and complete a Daily Visitor Use Reporting Card upon entering the refuge and display it on the dash so that name and address are visible from the outside. Before leaving the refuge, users must complete the reverse side of the card and deposit it in a drop box at the visitor kiosk station located on the refuge.

Searching for or removing any object of archeological or historical significance, including arrowheads, pottery, etc., as well as any natural materials such as plants, mushrooms, berries, and antler sheds is prohibited.