Rules and Regulations


There are lots of fun, interesting, and educational things you can do on the refuge. Keep in mind, if an activity is not wildlife related and doesn’t help in the protection or understanding of wildlife or their habitat, there are probably refuge rules governing this activity. Please check with the refuge staff before participating in an activity that could harm the environment or yourself. There are plenty of activities on Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge for you to enjoy. Be safe and have fun!


State of Alaska Hunting and Fishing Regulations 

Most hunting, fishing, and trapping activities on the refuge are governed by regulations established by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Visit  the ADFG regulations page to learn about specific regulations and to buy licenses and tags online.  


Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace is a national educational program to inform visitors about reducing the damage caused by outdoor activities, particularly non-motorized recreation. Leave No Trace principles and practices are based on an abiding respect for the natural world and our fellow wildland visitors. We can act on behalf of the places and wildlife that inspire us by adopting the skills and ethics that enable us to Leave No Trace.
1. Plan ahead and prepare.
2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
3. Dispose of waste properly.
4. Leave what you find.
5. Minimize campfire impacts.
6. Respect wildlife.
7. Be considerate of other visitors.


For more information on Leave No Trace, visit the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Web site. (