Woman dressed warmly in camouflage and standing in marsh reeds aims a shotgun into the air

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge is managed for mixed stands of coniferous and deciduous trees in various classes. These mixed-age stands offer various habitat conditions favorable for ruffed grouse. Upland bird hunters know Minnesota is one of the finest destinations in the country for this challenging game bird, and this 43,000-acre refuge is a great place to experience quality hunting. More than 50 miles of mowed trails and 50 miles of primitive spur trails are available for walking access. Parking can occur along the roadsides and near the gates, but can not block gate. In addition to upland game hunting, the entire refuge (except near buildings) is open to hunting for deer, squirrel, rabbit, red fox, raccoon and striped skunk. Portions of the refuge are open to migratory bird hunting. See the hunting brochure for roads that are open to water access. Accesses are primitive dirt ramp with no docks. The refuge’s extensive wild rice stands and shallow lakes attract a large number of migratory ducks each fall.

Refuge Hunting Rules and Policies 

Related Documents

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge online hunting brochure with map, June 2022