The Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge deer gun season opens on Friday November 9, 2012 at noon
The Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge deer gun season opens on Friday November 9, 2012 at noon. No one, including Tewaukon Refuge tag holders, may enter the Refuge before noon. Anyone with a 2G2 unit antlerless tag may hunt the Refuge and the rest of 2G2 for the entire 16 ½ day season. Hunters still need a Tewaukon Refuge antlered permit to hunt antlered deer on the Refuge. Refuge antlered permit hunters may also hunt anywhere within unit 2G2 for the season.
The Tewaukon Refuge is also open to youth with a valid youth deer tag. Adults accompanying youth hunters may not carry a firearm unless the adult has a permit that is valid for the Refuge.
Refuge hunters often ask about hunting with other people on the Refuge. The only people that can be on the Refuge are hunters with a youth tag, a 2G2 antlerless deer tag or an antlered Refuge deer tag. A child may accompany a parent or guardian to learn the finer points about hunting, but they may not be used as beaters a half mile away from an adult. If you filled your Refuge antlered or 2G2 antlerless tag, you can continue to walk with the rest of your party, but you may not carry a gun.
Remember, there are no other species that can be legally hunted on the Refuge at this time.
The Refuge is a walk-in hunt only, which includes retrieving your deer. A cart or sled to get your deer to the road is an excellent tool to have along. There are several hunter parking areas located around the Refuge for hunters to leave their vehicles. Hunters aren’t required to park in designated areas, but they should not block township and county roads or Refuge trails.
We encourage Refuge hunters to become familiar with all Refuge and State Game and Fish regulations regarding the 2012 deer gun season. Bright orange Refuge Visitor Information pamphlets that outline Refuge regulations are available at the Refuge office and in the outdoor kiosks near the office, the east end picnic area, and at Sprague Lake.
The Refuge Point road is closed starting November 1and any ice on Lake Tewaukon is closed to all deer hunting.
If you have any questions or are a person with specific needs please call the Refuge office at 701-724-3598. The office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 - 4:30 p.m. We wish everyone a successful and safe hunting season. Make sure to “Like” us on Facebook to get more updates on hunting, fishing and other Refuge information.