Facility Rules and Policies

We would like to remind visitors that all activities (with the exception of hunting within the established hunting unit) must take place from the road system that exists on the refuge, no off road travel is permitted. Removal of any natural objects from the refuge (this includes shed antlers) is not authorized. When hunting on refuge non-toxic shot must be used or all bird species. 


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, Law Enforcement, 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 Permit, FAQs/Facts or Application Forms.

Reporting A Violation

To report a violation on Camas National Wildlife Refuge: 

  • Monday-Friday, please report it to the refuge Headquarters at (208) 662-5423.
  • After hours or on weekends, please call 911 for emergencies or the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at (208) 745-9210 for non-emergency law enforcement issues.