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    Wapanocca NWR is open year round during daylight hours (except for hunting purposes). Hunters may enter the Refuge no earlier than 4 a.m.

    A refuge permit is required for all hunting activities. Permits are non-transferable and must be signed by the hunter and carried at all times while on the refuge in possession of hunting gear. Permits are located on the front of Wapanocca NWR’s Public Use Regulations brochure, available at the Refuge Office, or by calling 870-343-2595. A quota deer hunt is held for 2 days each November. Bag Limits for all species, except deer, are the same as state limits unless specified otherwise.

    The refuge is selling Hunt permits !  See our Refuge Rules and Regulations Brochure for details! 

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues permits under various wildlife law and treaties at a number of offices throughout the country.  Permits enable the public to engage in legitimate wildlife-related activities that would otherwise be prohibited by law.  Service permit programs ensure that such activities are carried out in a manner that safeguards wildlife.  Additionally, some permits promote conservation efforts by authorizing scientific research, generating data, or allowing wildlife management and rehabilitation activates to go forward.

    Permits are handled by permitting programs in International Affairs (Management Authority), Endangered Species, and  Migratory Birds.

    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.