Frequently Asked Questions

  • When does the refuge fishing season open/close?

    Open March 15 through October 15 every year.

  • What is the horsepower limitation?

    40 horsepower (HP) in Lacassine Pool. No motors allowed in marsh and no HP restriction in open waterways outside of Pool.

  • Why do we allow oil and gas exploration on public land?

    Some lands were purchased without mineral rights; therefore, the private mineral owners have the legal right to explore and drill for oil and gas.

  • What kinds of hunting/camping are permitted on the refuge?

    Camping is not permitted on the refuge. Permits are available for waterfowl hunting during the state duck seasons and archery deer hunting is permitted during the month of October. Youth and Senior waterfowl hunts are available by applying for the lottery drawing.