Hunting on Des Lacs Refuge

The Refuge is open to deer and upland game hunting. Hunting is permitted in designated areas during designated hunting seasons with the proper licenses. Non-toxic shot is required for upland bird hunting. Pre-season scouting is not permitted in closed areas. Firearms may be carried only while hunting during designated State hunting seasons. Persons possessing, transporting, or carrying firearms on National Wildlife Refuge System lands must comply with all provisions of State and local law. Persons may only use (discharge) firearms in accordance with refuge regulations (50 CFR 27.42 and specific refuge regulations in 50 CFR Part 32). See the hunting brochure, and contact the Refuge Manager for more information.