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Rules and Regulations

National Wildlife Refuges are places where wildlife comes first. Although people are welcome, activities are regulated and monitored to ensure that impacts are minimal to the animals and plants that call the refuge "home."

All lands managed under T R Complex, including refuge road parking areas and boat ramps, are closed 1½ hours after sunset until 4 A.M., except for raccoon hunting. Yazoo NWR electronic gates are open 4 A.M. - 8 P.M.

Please view our current Refuge Public Use regulations brochure for complete regulations.


The following acts are prohibited:

  • Operation of vehicles on “Closed” roads
  • All commercial activities including guiding or participating in a paid guided hunt
  • Hunting in designated closed or no hunting areas
  • The use of artificial light, including vehicle headlights, to locate or take any animal except as authorized for raccoon hunting
  • Use or possession of toxic shot, including buckshot
  • Use or possession of climbing spikes or hunting from a tree which has metal objects driven or screwed into it
  • Use or possession of any drug or device for employing such drug for hunting
  • Use of plastic flagging tape
  • Use or possession of alcohol
  • Camping
  • Fires
  • Horses and mules
  • Organized drives for deer or hogs
  • Baiting


Last Updated: Aug 12, 2015
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