State Game Refuge Region Guide

Guide created on 2017-11-06


Region Exceptions

Beaver

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting License and Permit
Method:
Firearm Restrictions
Special:
[Region] A state game refuge is closed to the hunting and trapping of wild animals unless listed below or in the table (pages 105-107). Even though a refuge may be open, it could contain privately owned land on which the landowner may prohibit access. [License] A person may not trap beaver or otter within any state-owned game refuge without first obtaining a permit from the appropriate wildlife manager [Method] Firearms must be cased and unloaded unless lawfully hunting in a refuge.

Deer

Dates:
Open All Year during Regular Seasons
Method:
Archery Only, Landowner Permission Required

Dates:
Open All Year during Regular Seasons
Method:
Archery Only, Landowner Permission Required

Dates:
Open All Year during Regular Seasons
Method:
Archery only

Dates:
Open All Year during Regular Seasons
Method:
Firearms

Dates:
Open All Year during Regular Seasons
Method:
Archery

Dates:
Open All Year during Special Season
Method:
Archery

Dates:
Open All Year during Special Season
Method:
Archery

Dates:
Closed
Method:
Firearms

Dates:
Closed
Method:
Firearms

Bear

Dates:
Open All Year during Regular Seasons
Method:
Archery only

Dates:
Open All Year during Regular Seasons
Method:
Firearms

Dates:
Open All Year during Regular Seasons
Method:
Archery

Dates:
Closed
Method:
Firearms

Dates:
Closed
Method:
Firearms

Otter

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting License and Permit
Method:
Firearm Restrictions
Special:
[Region] A state game refuge is closed to the hunting and trapping of wild animals unless listed below or in the table (pages 105-107). Even though a refuge may be open, it could contain privately owned land on which the landowner may prohibit access. [License] A person may not trap beaver or otter within any state-owned game refuge without first obtaining a permit from the appropriate wildlife manager [Method] Firearms must be cased and unloaded unless lawfully hunting in a refuge.

Firearm restrictions

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Region] A state game refuge is closed to the hunting and trapping of wild animals unless listed below or in the table (pages 105-107). Even though a refuge may be open, it could contain privately owned land on which the landowner may prohibit access. [Activity] Unprotected wild animals may be taken when there is an open season for any protected species, but only during the hours and by methods allowed for the protected species. [Method] Firearms must be cased and unloaded unless lawfully hunting in a refuge.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Region] A state game refuge is closed to the hunting and trapping of wild animals unless listed below or in the table (pages 105-107). Even though a refuge may be open, it could contain privately owned land on which the landowner may prohibit access. [Activity] Unprotected wild animals may be taken when there is an open season for any protected species, but only during the hours and by methods allowed for the protected species. [Method] Firearms must be cased and unloaded unless lawfully hunting in a refuge.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Region] A state game refuge is closed to the hunting and trapping of wild animals unless listed below or in the table (pages 105-107). Even though a refuge may be open, it could contain privately owned land on which the landowner may prohibit access. [Activity] Unprotected wild animals may be taken when there is an open season for any protected species, but only during the hours and by methods allowed for the protected species. [Method] Firearms must be cased and unloaded unless lawfully hunting in a refuge.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Region] A state game refuge is closed to the hunting and trapping of wild animals unless listed below or in the table (pages 105-107). Even though a refuge may be open, it could contain privately owned land on which the landowner may prohibit access. [Activity] Unprotected wild animals may be taken when there is an open season for any protected species, but only during the hours and by methods allowed for the protected species. [Method] Firearms must be cased and unloaded unless lawfully hunting in a refuge.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Region] A state game refuge is closed to the hunting and trapping of wild animals unless listed below or in the table (pages 105-107). Even though a refuge may be open, it could contain privately owned land on which the landowner may prohibit access. [Activity] Unprotected wild animals may be taken when there is an open season for any protected species, but only during the hours and by methods allowed for the protected species. [Method] Firearms must be cased and unloaded unless lawfully hunting in a refuge.

Archery only

Dates:
Open during established seasons
Special:
[Region] Refuges may be private property. Landowner permission may be required. Small game includes turkey; excludes waterfowl.

Dates:
Open during established seasons
Special:
[Region] Refuges may be private property. Landowner permission may be required. Small game includes turkey; excludes waterfowl.

Migratory bird hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Region] Refuges may be private property. Landowner permission may be required. Small game includes turkey; excludes waterfowl.

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Region] Refuges may be private property. Landowner permission may be required. Small game includes turkey; excludes waterfowl.

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Region] Refuges may be private property. Landowner permission may be required. Small game includes turkey; excludes waterfowl.

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Region] Refuges may be private property. Landowner permission may be required. Small game includes turkey; excludes waterfowl.

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Region] Refuges may be private property. Landowner permission may be required. Small game includes turkey; excludes waterfowl.

Big game hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Region] Refuges may be private property. Landowner permission may be required. Small game includes turkey; excludes waterfowl.

Dates:
Closed All Year

Turkey hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Region] Refuges may be private property. Landowner permission may be required. Small game includes turkey; excludes waterfowl.

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Region] Refuges may be private property. Landowner permission may be required. Small game includes turkey; excludes waterfowl.

Dates:
Opens Nov. 1
Special:
[Region] Refuges may be private property. Landowner permission may be required. Small game includes turkey; excludes waterfowl.

Small game hunting

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Region] Refuges may be private property. Landowner permission may be required. Small game includes turkey; excludes waterfowl.

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Region] Refuges may be private property. Landowner permission may be required. Small game includes turkey; excludes waterfowl.

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Region] Refuges may be private property. Landowner permission may be required. Small game includes turkey; excludes waterfowl.

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Region] Refuges may be private property. Landowner permission may be required. Small game includes turkey; excludes waterfowl.

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Region] Refuges may be private property. Landowner permission may be required. Small game includes turkey; excludes waterfowl.

Game bird hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Region] Refuges may be private property. Landowner permission may be required. Small game includes turkey; excludes waterfowl.

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Region] Refuges may be private property. Landowner permission may be required. Small game includes turkey; excludes waterfowl.

Activities Available

Furbearer Hunting
Trapping
Game Bird Hunting
Fresh Water Fishing
Small Game Hunting
Turkey Hunting
Migratory Bird Hunting
Big Game Hunting
Waterfowl Hunting
Rabbit Hunting

Methods Available

Catch And Release
Baiting Restrictions
A Remote Controlled Animal Noise Caller Can Be Used
Motor Vehicle Restrictions
Any Except Artificial Lights Or Motor Vehicles. Poison Only When The Safety Of Humans And Animals Is Ensured And In Accordance With State And Federal Restrictions
Prohibited: The Use Of Horses And Dogs
Identification
Firearms
Closed
Shooting Restrictions
Drones Prohibited
Lead Shot Prohibited
Harassment Prohibited
Only Shotguns Not Capable Of Holding More Than Three Shells May Be Used To Take; Motorized Decoys Allowed
Archery Only
Possession
Possession And Transportation Requirements
Communication Restrictions
Weapon Restrictions
Trapping Prohibitions
Trespass Laws
Catch And Release Only
Blaze Clothing Required
Firearm Restrictions
Crossbow
Archery
Snaring Prohibited
Taking
Archery Only, Landowner Permission Required
Trapping Reqirements
Trap
Night Vision Equipment Prohibited
Party Hunting
Handgun
Application Dates
Stamp Not Required
Snaring
Artificial Light Rules
Electronic Calls Or Sounds, Legal Firearms (shotgun Not Larger Than 10 gauge, Rifle, Or Handgun), Bow And Arrow, Or By Falconry May Be Used For Taking
Artificial Decoys Are Permitted.
Shotguns Must Not Be Capable Of Holding More Than Three Shells
Trap Setting
Night Hunting Rules And Weapons Restrictions

State-wide Species Available

Antelope
Bear
Beaver
Bittern
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Bobcat
Bobwhite Quail
Bowfin
Buffalofish
Bullhead
Burbot
Caribou
Carp
Channel Catfish
Chukar
Cisco
Civet Cat
Coot
Cormorant
Cougar
Coyote
Crappie
Crow
Deer
Dove
Duck
Eagle
Eurasian Collared Dove
Fisher
Flathead Catfish
Gallinule
Gar
Goldeneye
Goose
Gopher
Gray Wolf
Grebes
Green Sunfish
Hawk
Heron
House Sparrow
Hungarian Partridge
Hybrid Crappie
Hybrid Sunfish
Lake Sturgeon
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Longear Sunfish
Loon
Lynx
Merganser
Mink
Minnow
Monk Parakeet
Moose
Mourning Dove
Muskellunge
Muskellunge/hybrid Muskellunge
Muskrat
Orangespotted Sunfish
Otter
Owl
Paddlefish
Partridge
Perch
Pheasant
Pigeon
Pine Marten
Porcupine
Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Quail
Raccoon
Rail
Redhorse
River Otter
Rock Bass
Sandhill Crane
Sauger
Sheepshead
Shovelnose Sturgeon
Smallmouth Bass
Smelt
Snipe
Spotted Skunk
Starling
Striped Skunk
Sucker
Sunfish
Swan
Tullibee
Turkey
Unprotected Birds
Unprotected Mammals
Walleye
Warmouth Sunfish
White Bass
White Crappie
Whitefish
Wolf
Wolverine
Woodcock

General Regulations

Always check your state's official documentation. See our list of state regulations.