Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1989 to provide valuable waterfowl habitat in the Mississippi/Red River floodplain as part of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan.
Hunting and Fishing Permits and Regulations

All Special Recreational Activity Permits and lottery hunt applications can be obtained through the RecAccess website.  You can access the 2023-24 Hunting and Fishing Regulations online or in person at the Refuge.

Visit Us

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.

Location and Contact Information

      About Us

      Grand Cote NWR is a haven for many types of wildlife.  From white-tailed deer to migratory waterfowl and songbirds, hundreds of wildlife species make their home on the Refuge.

      What We Do

      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.