Refuge lands in the designated public use area are accessible year round from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The lands designated as sanctuary area are accessible September 1 to March 1. An area closed year round surrounds the Refuge facilities such as the maintenance shop. Some of the acceptable outdoor uses include: hiking, hunting, fishing, nature photography, wildlife observation and boating. Refuge hunting and fishing seasons follow state and tribal seasons and regulations. Tamarac’s Hunting and Fishing brochures are available at the visitor center, outdoor kiosks and downloadable here.
Winter recreation can include hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and ice fishing. Snowmobiles and ATVs are not permitted on the refuge. Ice fishing is limited to North Tamarac, Pine, Two Island and Waboose Lakes. Vehicles and snowmobiles are not permitted on the lake ice. Ice houses must be removed at the end of each day. See the refuge brochure or fishing brochure for more information.
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Researchers are working this summer to recapture the male golden-winged warblers that were banded and fitted with tiny geo-locators last year. The data collected will reveal their post-breeding and migration travels. This information will assist with work to reverse the decline in the golden-winged warbler population. Partnerships with the University of Minnesota- Crookston and American Bird Conservancy are helping us learn more and provide more healthy habitat needed for this warbler to thrive.