Apply now for CENTRAL LOUISIANA REFUGE’S 14th ANNUAL YOUTH FISHING RODEO!
This free event will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge from 7:00 a.m. – noon. Prizes and lunch are provided. Sixty applicants will be selected by lottery and applications for children ages 4-12 will be accepted from March 6 – April 3, 2023. Download a rodeo application here.
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service carefully manages trapping activities on national wildlife refuges to ensure that safe, effective practices are used, to ensure the sustainability of wildlife populations, and to protect refuge infrastructure. Trapping may be used as a wildlife management tool...
Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge offers a variety of activities for visitors. Thousands of people visit the refuge each year to take advantage of outdoor recreation opportunities such as hunting, fishing, and hiking.
Refuge staff use a variety of tools to manage wildlife populations and habitat on Grand Cote NWR while maintaining opportunities for the public to participate in recreational activities like hunting and fishing.
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