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REFUGE DEER ARCHERY SEASON
The Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge deer archery season opens on Friday August 31, 2012 at noon through September 30, 2012. No one may enter the Refuge before noon. Remember, there are no other species that can be legally hunted on the Refuge at this time.
Portable tree stands and free-standing elevated platforms may be used in accordance with State regulations. The use of nails, wire, screws, or bolts to attach a stand to a tree, or hunting from a tree into which a metal object has been driven to support a hunter, is prohibited. Portable tree stands and platforms must be removed daily.
Refuge hunters often ask about hunting with other people on the Refuge. The only people that can be on the Refuge are hunters with an archery 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
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 archery 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. Information is also available on the website.
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.