Rules and Regulations

Litchfield Wetland Management District staff talking with visitor

Waterfowl production areas are established to allow for wildlife habitat and public use relating to wildlife. Non-wildlife dependent recreation and activities that will disrupt the habitat or disturb the wildlife are not allowed.


• Hunting, trapping and fishing (except where posted “Closed”) subject to all applicable state
   and federal laws
• Wildlife observation, photography, research (by permit), interpretation and education

Prohibited (partial list)


  • Use and/or possession of toxic (lead) shot
  • Use of all motorized vehicles except in designated parking areas
  • Permanent hunting blinds or stands. The use of nails, wire, screws, or bolts to attach a stand to a tree or hunting from a tree into which a metal object has been driven to support a hunter. Portable or temporary hunting blinds or stands must be removed at the end of each day's hunt.
  • Dog training and allowing pets off leash, except while hunting
  • Camping or overnight use 
  • Open fires
  • Geocaching 
  • Horseback riding
  • Abandoning, discarding, or otherwise leaving any personal property in any Waterfowl Production Area. This includes such items as boats, decoys, trail cameras, trash, and vehicles.
  • Use of artificial light for the purpose of spotting, locating or taking of any animal
  • Use or possession of alcoholic beverages while hunting
  • Picking or destroying flowers, shrubs, or any other living vegetation.