Thousands of mallards flying through flooded timber has traditionally made Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge a major waterfowl hunting destination. The refuge is a popular destination for those who want a remote hunting experience in bottomland hardwood forests. Additionally, many hunters travel here to experience the refuge's quality deer and turkey hunting. Access to the refuge is granted by numerous public roads, ATV/UTV trails, and boat ramps. Visitors should contact the refuge or visit the website before their visit for the most up-to-date information and regulations. Hunters with disabilities may also apply for additional access with a special use permit.
Deer and turkey quota hunt permits are issued via a lottery system where participants must apply before a deadline to be eligible for the hunt. All quota hunt applications and payments must be processed online. All applicants are subject to a $5.00 non-refundable application fee for quota hunts. Successful applicants will be charged an additional $15.00 per permit fee.
Visit our Permit Sale Website powered by RecAccess to learn more, apply for and purchase permits. https://felsenthal.recaccess.com/
To obtain a georeferenced map of the refuge for all of your hunting or fishing needs, click the map below.