Facility Rules and Policies

Refuge Specific Hunting Regulations 

  • We only allow take of those species specifically listed. 

  • We allow hunting of mourning and white-winged dove, Eurasian and African-collared dove, duck, coot, moorhen, goose, common snipe, quail, cottontail rabbit, black-tailed jackrabbit, bobcat, coyote, gray and kit fox, feral swine, and desert bighorn sheep on designated areas of the refuge. All other species are prohibited. 

  • Persons possessing, transporting, or carrying firearms on National Wildlife Refuges must comply with all provisions of state and local law. 

  • Havasu National Wildlife Refuge is a non-lead shot zone, use or possession of lead shot, in the field, is prohibited except for the Desert Bighorn Sheep hunt. 

  • Use of rifles is prohibited (except for Desert Bighorn Sheep hunts). 

  • Target shooting or the discharge of a weapon except to hunt is not permitted. 

  • Motorized vehicles may operate on designated roadways only and must be “street legal” i.e. licensed, insured and equipped to operate on highways according to Arizona state laws. 

  • Pits, permanent blinds and stands, trail or scouting cameras, and baiting are prohibited. 

  • The use or possession of alcoholic beverages while hunting is prohibited. 

  • Temporary blinds, boats, hunting equipment, and decoys must be removed following each day’s hunt. 

  • Guide service providers must obtain a Special Use Permit from the refuge on which they provide services. 

  • No fires 

  • No camping. 

  • No falconry