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 habitat needs.
Controlled hunting, and fishing do not pose a threat to wildlife populations, and in some instances are necessary for sound wildlife management. For example, because their natural predators are gone, deer populations will often grow too large for refuge habitat to support.
Hunting programs can promote understanding and appreciation of natural resources and management on lands and waters in the Refuge System. The North Dakota Game & Fish Department in conjunction with the US Fish & Wildlife Service set the regulations and limits on game species in the state. To find additional information on North Dakota Hunting and Fishing regulations go to http://gf.nd.gov.
To find out more about hunting opportunities, seasons and regulations on Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge, contact the refuge manager.