The Walk-In Access program maps now have embedded coordinates to make it easier to locate a field while you’re in the field. To download maps and learn more, check the Walk-In Access Program
page. There are approximately 200,000 acres enrolled in the program each year.
Some properties require reservations
There are a number of properties in the Northeast and Northwest regions of the state that require a hunting reservation to hunt. The reservation phone numbers and properties with the associated regulations are further explained on the Hunting Reservations page. A majority of the reservation properties pertain to waterfowl, but some do include small game and big game. Be sure to check the regulations before hunting on these properties.
Federal Regulations for Migratory Bird Hunters
Game bird hunters should be sure to read United States Fish and Wildlife Service's federal regulations for hunting migratory birds
, which contains need to know terms, a list of illegal hunting methods and links to additional information on refuge specific regulations. Note:
When state law differs from Federal law, the hunter must comply with the most restrictive law.
Attention Sandhill Crane Hunters!Prevent the Illegal Shooting of Birds
The USFWS, Division of Migratory Management, has posted important information to help reduce the likelihood of illegally shooting at migratory birds that may look like sandhill cranes. Some of these protected migratory bird species are common, while others are rare. The whooping crane is very rare and has been listed as endangered. Please read through these tips/comparisons
before venturing in the field.