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

Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge’s marshy habitats hold many surprises for adventurous hunters. For instance, many do not consider the refuge to be a good spot for waterfowling, but good numbers of wood ducks can be found in backwater sloughs. Marine wetlands at the refuge also attract lesser scaup, redhead, ring-necked duck, canvasback, bufflehead, American wigeon, and green-wing teal. Hunters willing to search upland areas can also be rewarded with good deer hunting during the archery season held at the refuge. Incidental take of feral hogs during the deer hunt is permitted. Squirrel inhabit mixed pine-hardwood forests and longleaf pine forest within the refuge. All hunts are general access. The entire refuge is open to hunting with the exception of a nature trail near the visitor center.

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