Facility Rules and Policies

Public Use Regulations are designed to protect the sportsman and wildlife populations. The Public Use Regulations provided supplement the general regulations which govern all public uses on National Wildlife Refuges as set forth in Title 50, Code of Federal Regulations. Hunting and fishing will be in accordance with applicable State regulations subject to the conditions listed in the brochure.

Refuge Access Permits are required for all refuge users. When signed and in your possession, the cover section of the Public Use Brochure serves as your permit for all refuge hunts and other permissible activities, and acknowledges your understanding of the regulations contained within the brochure.

Refuge Special Use Permit is required for all commercial activities on the Refuge. Furbearer trapping is allowed on Overflow NWR by Special Use Permit only. Permits may be obtained by contacting our refuge Headquarters with a formal request. All Special Use Permit applications will be subject to a two week turn-around time.