2016 Gun Permits and Information
Dates: November 19, 2016 through November 27, 2016
Hunters may apply to hunt on the refuge during the Wisconsin Nine-Day firearms season (November 19th, 2016 through November 27th, 2016). Hunters may download a Nine-Day Gun Deer Hunt Application and send the completed application with a $10 processing fee to the refuge. Applications will be placed in a random drawing. Special regulations apply. Read all application information carefully. Only permitted hunters for the gun hunt will be allowed to hunt.
Gun Deer Hunt Application - 2016
This year, Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge encourages deer hunters to use non-toxic ammunition during the refuge deer hunt.
Recent scientific studies show a strong link between spent lead ammunition and lead poisoning in scavenging birds. Eagles eat lead when they feed on animal carcasses or gut piles that contain toxic lead bullet fragments. Lead fragments the size of a couple of grains of rice can be lethal. Once lead enters the bloodstream, it damages a bird's nervous system and paralyzes its digestive tract.
Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge hosts a large number of bald eagles during the fall and winter. It is one of several refuges in the Midwest encouraging hunters to switch to non-toxic ammunition for deer hunting.
Deer Hunting & Lead
Non-Toxic Ammunition FAQs
2016 Early Archery Permits and Information
Dates: September 17 through November 13, 2016
New this season, the refuge is opening up archery hunting during the regular state archery season, starting September 17, 2016. The season dates for the refuge early archery is September 17 through November 13, 2016. Hunters may download an early archery permit application and send the completed application with a $10 processing fee to the refuge. Applications will be placed in a random drawing and selected hunters will be notified. Only selected archery hunters will be permitted to hunt on the refuge. Special regulations apply. Read all information on the permit and fact sheets carefully.
Early Archery Application - 2016
2016-17 Late Archery Permits and Information
Dates: November 28, 2016 through January 8, 2017
The season dates for the refuge late archery is November 28, 2016 through January 8, 2017. Starting November 14th, late archery permit applications may be downloaded or obtained in person at the refuge office. Late archery hunters should complete and submit an application with a $10 processing fee to the refuge. Special regulations apply. Read all information on the permit and fact sheets carefully.