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    Apply for Hunts and Purchase Permits

    Use this link to go directly to the applications and permits page.

    Application and Permits

Come Visit the Refuge

Falcons and Eagles

Endangered species numbers are few and their presence is always marked with special interest. The arctic peregrine falcon is an occasional visitor, and thanks to the refuge's three-year bald eagle reintroduction project, bald eagle sightings are common.

Wildlife Viewing is Amazing !

About the Complex

Central Louisiana Refuges Complex

Other refuges in the Central Louisiana Refuges Complex include: Grand Cote, Lake Ophelia and Catahoula refuges.

Lake Ophelia is managed as part of the Central Louisiana Refuges Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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On the Refuge

  • Hunt Information


    The application period for 2015-16 Lottery Primitive Firearm and Youth Deer hunts is now open through August 31. Please view our Refuge regulations brochure for more information.

    Hunt Application & Regulations Information
  • Hunt Fishing Map

    Check out this great visual information map for hunting and fishing on the refuge.

    Hunt Fishing Map
  • Conservation Fund

    The Conservation Fund's Go Zero Program Bottomland Hardwoods Restoration Initiative. The Grand Cote and Lake Opehlia Restoration Initiative presents a rare opportunity to restore native hardwood forests that will expand wildlife habitat, create new areas for public recreation and trap carbon dioxide.

    Conservation Fund Go Zero Program
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2017
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