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Enjoy exploration and recreation on your national wildlife refuge national wildlife refuge
A national wildlife refuge is typically a contiguous area of land and water managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  for the conservation and, where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

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. Because the refuge is accessible only by boat, visitors mostly sport fish and hunt. Other public uses include wildlife viewing, photography, and exploration by watercraft.  

The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset. The refuge is closed at night, except during season when hunters may enter the refuge at 4 a.m. Special closures are in effect during waterfowl season. Consult the Southeast Louisiana Refuges Complex Annual User Brochure and Regulations for specific information and maps.

Within the refuge, areas north of Main Pass and south of Raphael Pass are open to hunting during the state waterfowl season. Refuge areas outside that zone provide sanctuary for wintering waterfowl and migratory birds and are closed to hunting. The most productive hunting areas are the splays...

Coastal and marsh fishing can be spectacularly good in the delta’s richly productive habitat. Redfish, speckled trout, and flounder are the most commonly sought fish. Recreational fishing and crabbing are allowed in designated areas of the refuge in accordance with state regulations.