Fish Springs

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brochure Fish Springs - Hunting

Hunting Regulations of Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Utah. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge Hunting This Blue Goose is the symbol of the National Wildlife Refuge System, a network of lands and waters managed for the benefit of wildlife and people. Welcome Welcome to Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Established in 1959 to provide habitat for migratory birds within the Pacific Flyway, Fish Springs NWR encompasses nearly 18,000 acres, including a 10,000-acre wetland area. Safety The Refuge is located in a remote and rugged area with no gas stations or public services. Cell phone coverage is extremely limited. Visitors are highly encouraged to bring extra supplies in case of emergency. Prohibited Activities • Camping or overnight parking, including RVs. • Lighting of fires or campfires. • Use or possession of alcoholic beverages while hunting. • Littering, including spent shell casings. • Commercial guiding and outfitting. • Target shooting. • Entering closed areas or roads, even for the purpose of retrieving downed game. • Off-road vehicle travel. Firearms Persons possessing, transporting, or carrying firearms on National Wildlife Refuge System lands must comply with all provisions of State and local law. Persons may only use (discharge) firearms in accordance with refuge regulations (50 CFR 27.42 and specific 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. Parking is permitted in designated parking areas and on the road shoulder adjacent to open hunting areas (see map). Vehicles must not block access to roadways, parking lots, or dikes. 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. Hunting is allowed on the Refuge in accordance with State regulations and the Refuge-specific regulations in this brochure. See Hunting Regulations Table for regulations by species. Consult the Utah Waterfowl, Upland Game, and Big Game Hunting Guidebooks for a complete list of State regulations. https://wildlife.utah.gov/ hunting/hunting-regulation.html Some areas are closed to hunting. Be familiar with regulations and boundaries. Hunting is permitted in designated areas for species listed in the Hunting Regulations Table. Hunting of all other species is prohibited. Hours Hunters may enter the Refuge two hours before legal sunrise and must exit the Refuge by one and a half hours after legal sunset. Blinds Hunters may only use portable blinds or construct temporary blinds. Portable blinds must be removed from the Refuge each day. Accessible hunting blinds are available (see map). Hunters must register and receive reservation confirmation by email at fishsprings@fws.gov to use one of these blinds. Priority will be given to persons with disabilities. Boats Boats that are 15 feet or less are allowed when hunting in open hunting areas. The use of gasoline motors and airboats are prohibited. Personal Gear Hunters must remove boats, decoys, portable blinds, personal property, and any other materials brought onto the Refuge by the end of each day. Game Retrieval Reasonable attempts must be made to retrieve downed or crippled game. The use of dogs to retrieve downed game, 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 game. Be sure to allow enough room between the closed area boundary and where you are hunting to retrieve your game. Accessibility Equal opportunity to participate in and benefit 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, Office of Equal Opportunity, http://www.doi.gov/pmb/eeo/public-civil-rights. Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge 8454 Auto Tour Route Dugway, UT 84022 435-693-3122 fishsprings@fws.gov https://www.fws.gov/refuge/fish_springs/ Mailing address: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge 2155 W Forest St Brigham City, UT 84302 For State Transfer Relay Service TTY / Voice: 711 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service http://www.fws.gov For Refuge Information 1-800-344-WILD September 2020 Hunting Regulations Table Hunting is in accordance with State regulations. In addition, Refuge-specific regulations must be followed and are listed in the table below and described in this brochure. Activity Season Dates Harvest Mule deer State general deer archery season only. State regulations The Refuge is not open for the State’s muzzleloader, any legal apply. weapon, and extended archery hunts. Pronghorn State general antelope archery season only. State regulations The Refuge is not open for the State’s any legal weapon hunt. apply. Coot, duck, goose, State regular season. snipe Other Regulations State regulations The Refuge is not open for the extended light goose season. apply. Shotgun only. (Archery, crossbow, and falconry hunting is prohibited.) Non-toxic shot required. Chukar partridge Begins with the State season and ends on the last day of waterfowl hunt on the Refuge. State regulations Shotgun and archery equipment only. (Crossbow, falconry, and apply. handgun hunting is prohibited.) Mourning dove First 15 days of the State’s season. State regulations Shotgun only. (Archery, crossbow, and falconry hunting is prohibited.) apply. Non-toxic shot required. Cottontail rabbit Begins with the State season and ends on the last day of waterfowl hunt on the Refuge. State regulations Shotgun and archery equipment only. (Crossbow, falconry, handgun, apply. and other firearm hunting is prohibited.) Non-toxic shot required. Non-toxic shot required. Gadwall Harrison To Callao 18 miles Ibis Pintail Egret Chukar Road Shoveler Curlew Pony Ex pess Mallard Open to hunting, except migratory birds Avocet North Special Blind Area Reservation Only Roa ess r p x E Pony Fish S prings Road Avocet South Chukar Great Salt Lake To Sand Pass 15 miles Fish Springs Open to hunting Refuge boundary 8 Unpaved county road Open to hunting, except migratory birds Unpaved road open to public use Closed to hunting Service road Wetlands (closed to public vehicle use) 0 N Miles 1 0.5 0 0.5 1 Kilometers 1.5 1.5 Linked symbols designate accessible features Refuge headquarters 2 2 Restrooms Hunting blind (reservation required) Salt Lake City Provo Parking NEVADA UTAH National Wildlife Refuge To Tooele 104 miles d

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