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

The Refuge is open to both archery and firearm deer hunting. Hunting is an important wildlife management tool and a traditional outdoor pastime, deeply rooted in America’s heritage.  Hunting can instill a unique understanding and appreciate of wildlife, their behavior, and their habitat needs. In addition to the well-known pelican nesting habitat, the Refuge provides valuable staging and resting areas for migratory birds each fall. To minimize disturbance to migratory birds, the Refuge is only to only deer hunting because it is typically after migratory birds have left for the winter.