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Diversity is the name of the game at Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge. Hunters can pursue up to 18 species on more than 11,000 acres of diverse habitat types. Wing shooters can explore thick wetland edges for roosters and rough Sandhill ranges for sharp-tailed grouse and prairie chickens. Hunting behind either a pointing dog or flushing dog will prove to be useful.

Deer hunters can pursue white-tailed deer and mule deer from a tree stand or spot and stalk from a tall Sandhill peak. Archery deer hunters must possess a state archery license, and muzzleloader deer hunters need a muzzleloader permit specific to the refuge. Youth/apprentice/mentor license holders also are welcome to hunt the refuge. If calling predators is your preferred style, you will find the Sandhills to be a rewarding challenge – unique to any hunt you have experienced. Predator hunters can hunt the refuge from January 1 to February 15 for red fox, coyote, bobcat and mountain lion.

If you love the thrill of watching a mallard descend into your decoys, Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge is the place to be. The refuge offers more than 5,000 acres of epic waterfowling on Pool 10, on spring fed pools throughout the Marty Quarter and on a four-mile stretch of Lake Creek. With these many opportunities comes great responsibility.

Call the Refuge office for more information and the latest in road conditions and access.