Bear River

Hunting

brochure Bear River - Hunting

Hunting Regulations of Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge (a National Wildlife Refuge NWR) in Utah. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Hunting Regulations The Blue Goose is the symbol of the National Wildlife Refuge System, a network of lands and waters managed for the beneft of wildlife and people. Welcome Welcome to Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge (MBR). Established in 1928 to protect feeding and breeding grounds for migratory birds. Bear River MBR consists of nearly 80,000 acres of marsh, open water, uplands, and alkali mudfats. General Information Please observe all the regulations covered in this brochure. See the Refuge general brochure and website for additional information. Hunting Regulations Table Hunting is in accordance with State regulations. In addition, Refuge-specifc regulations must be followed and are listed in the table below and described in this brochure. Activity Season Dates Other Regulations Coots, ducks, geese State season and regulations apply Closed for spring and extended season goose hunts. State season and regulations apply Requires a Utah swan permit in addition to state hunting license. State season and regulations apply May not hunt or take pheasants with a shotgun capable of holding more than three shells. Tundra swans Pheasants Shotgun hunting only. Non-toxic shot required. Shotgun hunting only. Non-toxic shot required. Shotgun hunting only. Non-toxic shot required. See map for areas open to hunting. Prohibited Activities • Camping or overnight parking, including RVs. • Lighting of fres or campfres. • Use or possession of alcoholic beverages while hunting. • Littering, including spent shell casings. • Commercial guiding and outftting. • Target shooting. • Entering closed areas, even for the purpose of retrieving downed birds. • Hunting or shooting within 100 yards of Refuge roads, the D line dike, parking areas, and observation platforms. • Hunting any wildlife species aside from coot, duck, goose, pheasant, and tundra swan. • Entering the hunt units prior to opening day of hunting season. Firearms Persons possessing, transporting, or carrying frearms on National Wildlife Refuge System lands must comply with all provisions of State and local law. Persons may only use (discharge) frearms in accordance with refuge regulations (50 CFR 27.42 and specifc refuge regulations in 50 CFR Part 32.) Vehicles and Parking Legally licensed vehicles are allowed on Refuge roads which are open to the public. The speed limit is 25 mph unless otherwise posted. The auto tour route is one way. Hunting Regulations Hunting is permitted in accordance with Federal regulations governing public use on National Wildlife Refuges as set forth in Title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Parking is permitted in designated parking areas only, as identifed on the hunt map. Vehicles must not block access to roadways, parking lots, or kiosk pullouts. Hunting is allowed on the Refuge in accordance with State regulations and the Refuge-specifc regulations in this brochure. Boats Motorboats are permitted in all hunt units during waterfowl hunting season. Boats including canoes, kayaks, and other self-propelled watercraft may be launched only at designated boat ramps. Air boats are permitted only in open areas of Unit 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. (see map). Consult the Utah Waterfowl Guidebook for a complete list of State regulations https://wildlife.utah.gov/hunting/mainhunting-page/waterfowl.html Hours Hunters may enter the Refuge 2 hours before legal sunrise and must exit the Refuge by 2 hours after legal sunset during Refuge hunting seasons. The Wildlife Education Center is open Tuesday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, except for Federal holidays. Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge 2155 W. Forest St Brigham City, Ut 84302 435-723-5887 bearriver@fws.gov For State Transfer Relay Service TTY / Voice: 711 https://www.fws.gov/refuge/bear_ river_migratory_bird_refuge/ For Refuge Information 1-800-344-WILD U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service http://www.fws.gov August 2020 83 13 Corinne 0 kilometers 13 4 4 Unit 1 2560 West N miles Be ar Riv er Ch an ne l 0 Unit 10 15 West Forest Street to Brigham City (1.5 miles) Exit 363 Unit 1A 1100 South al Can Reeder Accessible Hunt Blind Unit 2C 2250 South st Street West Fore 2950 South Unit 2 Bear River “D” Line Migratory Bird Refuge Refuge boundary 15 Federal interstate highway 13 State highway Secondary road Auto tour road (one way) Dike Nature trail Closed to hunting Open to hunting Open to hunting; air boats permitted Linked symbols designate accessible features Wildlife Education Center and Refuge Ofÿce Information kiosk Restroom Boat ramp (hunting access only) Boat ramp (year-round access) Parking “0” Line Canal Unit 3 Unit 4 “D” Line Unit 8 3550 South Unit 5 “D” Line Unit 6 Unit 7 Willard Spur Whistler Canal Unit 9 15 to Salt Lake City (45 miles) Game Retrieval Reasonable attempts must be made to retrieve downed or crippled birds. The use of dogs to retrieve downed birds, as permitted under State hunting regulations, is strongly encouraged. Dogs must always be under the direct control of a responsible person. Hunters and dogs may not enter closed areas to retrieve birds. Be sure to allow enough room between the closed area boundary and where you are hunting to retrieve your birds. Blinds Only temporary blinds are permitted. No personal property may be left on the Refuge overnight. Blinds may not be built prior to the opening day of hunting season. An accessible hunting blind, located in Unit 10, is available to ADA certifed hunters. For more information or to make a reservation, call the Refuge offce at 435-723-5887. Accessibility Equal opportunity to participate in and beneft from programs and activities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is available to all individuals regardless of physical or mental ability. For more information please contact the U.S. Department of the Interior, Offce of Equal Opportunity, http://www.doi.gov/pmb/eeo/public-civil-rights.

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