Laws and Regulations

  • Observe wildlife from a safe distance. Young animals should be left alone. 

  • The refuge is managed for the benefit of wildlife and habitat. All plants, wildlife, and cultural features are legally protected. 

  • Hunting is allowed in designated areas. Shotguns are permitted during legal hunting season in the designated hunting area only.  

  • Persons possessing, transporting, or carrying firearms on National Wildlife Refuges must comply with all provisions of state and local law. Persons may only use (discharge) firearms in accordance with refuge regulations.