Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public. For now, refuge visitor centers and other public facilities may be closed and most scheduled events have been postponed.

For local conditions review the information on this website and call ahead.

If visiting one of our location, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and excercising good hygiene. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page.

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Proposed Minor Changes to Hunt Program

Catahoula Refuge is proposing minor changes to hunt program through the 2020-21 regulatory process. Please see attached document explaining the changes. Comments may be submitted to Kate Harrigan, National Chief of Hunting and Fishing, at katherine_harrigan@fws.gov

Proposed Minor Changes to Hunt Program with downloadable Categorical Exclusion Checklist

Hunt Information

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Please view our Refuge regulations brochure for more information.

Hunt Regulations Information
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About the Complex

Central Louisiana Refuges Complex

Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Central Louisiana Refuges Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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