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Permits allow for uses that enable the public to engage in wildlife related activities. Permits also promote conservation efforts on Service owned lands or wetland and grassland easements.

  • Permits

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    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.   

    For permits on lands operated by the Huron WMD please contact the Huron WMD Refuge Manager phone (605) 352-5894. 


    Permits outside of the Management District are handled by permitting programs in International Affairs (Management Authority), Endangered SpeciesLaw Enforcement , and  Migratory Birds .

    Visit the National Wildlife Refuge System Web site for more information on Special Use Permits


  • Passes

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    The Huron WMD does not require entry fees or passes to visit our properties, and we do not issue or sell passes at our station.  

    Passes are available at any U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service or Forest Service site that charges an entrance fee or standard amenity fees.  If you are looking for more information on passes for federally operated recreation sites (Annual Pass, Senior Pass, Access Pass and Volunteer Pass)click here.   Please consult the SD Game Fish and Parks Hunting Handbook for the required hunting licenses and stamps needed for hunting on WPAs.

    Federal Migratory Waterfowl stamps otherwise know as Duck Stamps can be used to gain free access to National Wildlife Refuges that charge a fee.  The Huron WMD does not have duck stamps for sale at our office.  Duck Stamps may be purchased at the Huron U.S. Post Office or other local U.S. post offices and online.



Page Photo Credits — Red head ducks in Flight © Chris Bailey, Bald Eagle in Flight, © Chris Bailey, White-tailed deer jumping fence, © Chris Bailey
Last Updated: May 22, 2014
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