Cooperative Cropping Opportunity at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge

Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge near Tallulah, Louisiana, is accepting applications for a cropping opportunity on approximately 650 acres in Madison Parish for up to five years. Learn more about this opportunity.

Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1980 to preserve one of the largest privately owned tracts of bottomland hardwoods remaining in the Mississippi Delta. The bottomland hardwood forest contains a diversity of plant and animal species. Over 400 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish can be found on the refuge.
Annual Public Use Permits are available through iSportsman - Also Compatibility Determinations for Public Comment are now available, see below.

All Refuge hunters and fishermen are required to purchase a $20 Annual Public Use Permit.  Permits can be purchased online at https://tensas.isportsman.net and are non-refundable and non-transferable.  These permits allow you to participate in all open (non-lottery) hunting and fishing seasons as well as use ATVs on designated trails in accordance with all rules and regulations. 

Visit Us

Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge offers a wide variety of activities for visitors.  Thousands of people visit the refuge each year to take advantage of outdoor recreation opportunities such as hunting, wildlife photography and observation, and environmental education.  Please use the information throughout this website to plan your visit!

Location and Contact Information

      About Us

      Tensas River NWR conserves one of the largest remaining tracts of bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley.  A variety of plant species and over 400 different species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish can be found on the refuge.  This includes the state's largest population of the Louisiana black bear which was formerly on the endangered species list.

      What We Do

      Refuge staff manage and conserve habitat for wildlife while maintaining public access to various wildlife-dependent recreational activities including hunting, fishing, bird-watching, photography, and more.

      Our Library

      FWS Form 3-1384 Bid Sheet 2022

      This form must be completed and submitted by applicants for the Cooperative Cropping Opportunity at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge.