An image of a hunter in a tree stand with their rifle.

Upland game hunting and big game hunting were expanded in 2015. Many young hunters will remember Bayou Cocodrie NWR as the place they killed their first deer. That's because the refuge offers a special youth deer hunt in an area closed to all other hunters. The young hunters have guides-volunteers and refuge staff-who ensure the hunt is safe and fun. Kids are assigned blinds, and the hunt is typically very successful. At other times hunters with disabilities may use the blinds. The refuge has developed a reputation for producing large deer; it offers archery, muzzleloader and rifle seasons. Rabbit and squirrel hunts are also offered. Bayou Cocodrie, which contains some of the least disturbed timber in the Mississippi delta, is broken into three management units for hunting purposes.

Please refer to current Refuge regulations and map for additional information. A Current Public Use Permit is required for access if you are participating in consumptive use such as but not limited to, hunting and angling. Click here to purchase or obtain your permit. 

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