Hunting at Bamforth National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Wyoming. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).
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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Bamforth National Wildlife Refuge Hunting The Blue Goose is a symbol of the National Wildlife Refuge System, a network of lands and waters managed for the benefit of wildlife and people. 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. Activity Welcome Welcome to Bamforth National Wildlife Refuge, located in the southern part of the Laramie Plains in Wyoming. The Refuge consists of 1,166 non-contiguous acres in three parcels and includes mixed-grass uplands and wetland habitats. The wetlands provide welcome resting and feeding areas for migrating waterfowl, especially in springtime. General Information Hunting is permitted on this Refuge in accordance with Federal and State regulations. Additional Refuge-specific regulations are necessary to protect wildlife and habitat, as well as provide a safe experience for hunters and Refuge staff. Please familiarize yourself with the following information to help ensure a safe and enjoyable visit. The Refuge is open to hunting as described in this brochure, and closed to all other uses. Motor vehicles are not permitted on the Refuge. Hunting opportunities are available by walk-in access only. Dogs are to be restrained except while engaged in hunting activity. Prohibited Activities • Camping and fires. • Fishing and watercraft. • Off-road vehicles. • Cleaning of birds on the Refuge. Season Dates Elk, mule deer, State regulations pronghorn, white-tailed apply deer Harvest Hunt Areas Other Regulations State regulations apply See map Hunter access is allowed 1 hour before legal sunrise until 1 hour after legal sunset. Hunting access is walk-in only. Chukar partridge, grey partridge, pheasant, rabbit, sharp-tailed grouse, turkey State regulations apply State regulations apply See map Non-toxic shot required for all hunting with a shotgun, EXCEPT for turkey. Hunting access is walk-in only. 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.) 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, https://www.doi.gov/pmb/eeo/public-civil-rights. Bamforth National Wildlife Refuge c/o Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge 953 Jackson County Road 32 Walden, CO 80408 970-723-8202 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.fws.gov/refuge/bamforth For State Transfer Relay Service TTY / Voice: 711 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service http://www.fws.gov • Littering, including spent shells. For Refuge Information 1-800-344-WILD • Collecting or removing artifacts, historic items, shed antlers, and other natural objects. August 2020 • Cutting, gathering, manipulating, or bringing in any vegetation to create a blind. Hunter access is allowed 1 hour before legal sunrise until 1 hour after legal sunset. 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. 80 12 Bamforth NWR Hunting is allowed on the Refuge in accordance with State regulations and the Refuge-specific regulations in this brochure. See the Hunting Regulations Table for regulations by species. Bamforth Lake 30 80 Bamforth Laramie 130 Not to scale Hours Hunters may enter the Refuge 1 hour before legal sunrise and must exit the Refuge by 1 hour after legal sunset. Legal sunrise and sunset times can be found in the Wyoming Game and Fish Hunting Regulations. National Wildlife Refuge 230 Resident Game Hunting The Refuge is open to hunting resident game in designated areas, following State regulations and Refuge-specific regulations. Species include chukar partridge, elk, grey partridge, mule deer, pheasant, pronghorn, rabbit, sharptailed grouse, turkey, and white-tailed deer. Refuge boundary 12 State highway Open to hunting Water 12 N 0 miles 0 Knudler Lake kilometers 1 1