Laws and Regulations

Welcome to your national wildlife refuge national wildlife refuge
A national wildlife refuge is typically a contiguous area of land and water managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  for the conservation and, where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

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. Discover new places to hunt, fish, take pictures, watch wildlife, walk, cross-country ski, snowshoe and canoe. Enjoy spending time outdoors alone or with friends and family. Please consult the refuge manager at 218-847-4431 if you have questions. We may post additional site-specific regulations.

To report a wildlife violation call 1-844-397-8477.

To ensure your safety and protect wildlife and habitat, please be aware of these regulations: 


Special use permits are issued for a variety of activities, like firewood removal, research and education programs. Before accessing the refuge for activities beyond those listed here, please contact the office to determine if your activity is allowed and/or requires a permit by calling 218-847-4431.


Passes are not required at Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge.