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The Huron Wetland Management District offers many interesting areas to view and photograph wildlife. Waterfowl Production areas offer opportunities for wildlife dependent recreation such as: hunting, fishing, trapping, photography, environmental education, and interpretation.

The waterfowl production areas (WPAs) of Huron WMD attract over 100,000 visitors a year, making this the most visited WMD in the nation. Hunters are among these visitors, drawn here by the large flocks of ducks that use the wetlands in the fall. While larger numbers of ducks use these areas in...

The fishing opportunities in the Huron Wetland Management are marginal but are offered in accordance with state seasons. Species found include northern pike, walleye, crappie and perch.

Many refuges champion wildlife viewing as a key recreational activity.
Whether you wield a smartphone or a zoom lens, you’ll find photo-worthy subjects at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries. Wildlife photography is a priority public use on national wildlife refuges, so you’ll find wildlife drives and blinds and overlooks to help you get the images you’re after.
From bald eagles to spoonbills, from condors to puffins, birds abound on national wildlife refuges. Refuges provide places for birds to nest, rest, feed and breed making them world-renown for their birding opportunities.
Trapping is carefully managed to ensure safety and the sustainability of wildlife populations. Permitted trapping on refuges typically mirrors state regulations, and trappers who access refuge lands for recreation must possess state licenses and follow state regulations as well as permit stipulations.