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Fishing is permitted throughout the refuge seven days a week during daylight hours March 1-November 15. The old borrow ponds east of the main levee are open year-round with the exception of the deer muzzleloader season and the spring turkey hunt. Species include largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish, catfish, gar, bowfin, carp and buffalo. Trotlines, limb lines, jugs, seines and traps are prohibited.

Please refer to current Refuge regulations and map for additional information. A Current Public Use Permit is required for access if you are participating in consumptive use such as but not limited to, hunting and angling. Click here to purchase or obtain your permit. 

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