Hunting is an important wildlife management tool that we recognize as a healthy, traditional outdoor pastime, deeply rooted in America’s heritage. Hunting can instill a unique understanding and appreciation of wildlife, their behavior, and their habitat needs.
Deer hunting is allowed on the refuge in accordance with regulations and bag limits established by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Special refuge regulations also apply regarding the 3,000 acre closed area. Click on “Hunting Map” link for specific refuge regulations.
Upland bird hunting is allowed on the refuge starting the day following the close of the North Dakota firearm deer hunting season. Hunting is allowed through the end of the North Dakota upland bird season. Legal species include ring-necked pheasant, sharp-tailed grouse and Hungarian partridge. Hunters are not allowed to hunt or retrieve game within the 3,000 acre closed area and must use approved non-toxic shot. Click on “Hunting Map” link for specific refuge regulations.
HUNTING OF ALL MIGRATORY BIRDS ON LONG LAKE REFUGE IS PROHIBITED!