Woman dressed warmly in camouflage and standing in marsh reeds aims a shotgun into the air

Every year, many pintail will end their fall migration at Bald Knob NWR. Pintails are one of many waterfowl species that land on this refuge, creating an excellent opportunity for duck and goose hunters.

Duck hunters can hunt until noon during the refuge season. After the January duck season closure, goose hunters may hunt all day. All waterfowl hunters must stay 100 yards apart and may bring only 25 shells per person. The refuge also offers a variety of other hunts, including ample opportunities for deer. In addition to a lengthy archery season, a muzzleloader hunt and quota gun hunt are held each year. The refuge will close to all deer hunting when the White River Gauge at Augusta reaches 31 feet. This restriction is lifted when the gauge at Augusta falls below 30 feet and the White River Gauge at Georgetown falls to, or below, 19 feet.

To apply for Quota Deer Hunt permits and Youth Turkey Hunts, visit the RecAccess website below:

Bald Knob RecAccess