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National Refuges open for hunting
Your Guide to Hunting on National Wildlife Refuges
Hunting on national wildlife refuges is a tradition that dates to the early 1900s. Today, more than 330 refuges are open to the public for hunting – seasonally and in accordance with state regulations. Click on a National Wildlife Refuge on the map to explore
Yes, many refuges are open to hunting. Just last month, we filmed this moose hunt on a refuge here in Montana. The folks running the refuge were extremely helpful and welcoming to hunters, giving great advice and asking for pics of the success hunters had.
Don't get too generous with your platitudes. There are refuges that are NOT friendly to hunters, trappers or for that matter, state management of wildlife. A good case in point is the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, of all places!
The current Meat Eater Podcast is an interview with, among others, a director for a refuge in Maryland. Topics include hunting, trapping, etc. Interesting stuff.
Charles M Russell do their own management, NOT in accordance with the state. No mule deer doe harvest, no mountain lion harvest, just to name a couple.
I live next to a wildlife refuge and it stinks. They make it hard on hunters and are starting to post the land. Absolutely no trapping, hunting with more than 2 dogs, no turkey hunting, berry picking, tree stands left overnight, everyone has to wear orange, and more. Worst part is that we are a property tax state and they own over 1/3 of our town and pay no taxes which means we have to take up the slack. We are slated for total elimination including our entire county.
US Fish and Wildlife are not our friends.
The USFWS of today is NOT the USFWS of 30 or 40 years ago. It used to be a fine, conservation-oriented agency and most employees were hunters. Sad to say, the Service is now full of starry-eyed, ditzy earth-muffins and environmental zealots. Few employees of the agency hunt, much less support hunters and hunting. USFWS has morphed into just one more goofy, tax supported environmental and animal rights group. Just look at their permitting sections in Wash DC. They work diligently every day AGAINST hunters and hunting interests. Sad. Hopefully Zinke can turn things around a bit, but the core of the agency is rotten.