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Many activities at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge do not require a permit; however, certain activities, including these listed below, require a permit. 

  • Special Big Game Hunt


    A Moratorium on Big Game Hunting Special Permit
    During the 2017 hunting season the Refuge will not administer a special hunt.    We have successfully moved elk back into timbered areas off refuge by allowing 2 hunters per day access to the special hunt area from November 1-5 and 13-17 each of the last four years.    

  • Click  here to Download the announcement for the Moratorium on Big Game Hunting Special


  • Hunting and Fishing

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    All Montana state hunting and fishing licenses and tags and laws apply on the refuge.

    No specific refuge permit other than the required state licenses and tags is required for hunting or fishing, outside of the Refuge Special Big Game Hunt in November.  

    Use the link to view the hunting plan for the refuge.

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  • Commercial Photography

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    Permits are required for Commercial photography such as for magazine ads, TV commercials, movies, etc. This will ensure that all refuge management will be aware of the activities and so that wildlife and vegetation can be protected from excessive equipment or vehicles, noise and congestion. Contact the refuge manager for a permit.

  • Montana State

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    Click the link below for hunting and fishing regulations at the Montana State Fish, Wildlife and Parks website.

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  • Other Permits

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    Visit the National Wildlife Refuge System Web site for Special Use Permits.

    For more detailed information, go to How to Obtain a PermitFAQs/Facts or Application Forms.