Hunting and Fishing
Hunting and Fishing brochure for Pathfinder National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Wyoming. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).
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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Pathfnder National Wildlife Refuge Hunting and Fishing The Blue Goose is a symbol of the National Wildlife Refuge System, a network of lands and waters managed for the beneft of wildlife and people. Welcome Welcome to Pathfnder National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), located in central Wyoming. The Refuge consists of 16,806 non-contiguous acres in four parcels and includes mixedgrass uplands and wetland habitats. The wetlands provide welcome resting, nesting and feeding areas for migrating waterfowl, especially in springtime. General Information To access Pathfnder NWR from Casper, WY, take WY-220 west for 50 miles. From Rawlins, take US 287 north for 44 miles, then turn east on WY 220 for 21 miles. Hunting and fshing are permitted on this Refuge in accordance with Federal and State regulations. Additional Refuge-specifc regulations are necessary to protect wildlife and habitat, as well as provide a safe experience for hunters, anglers, and Refuge staff. Please familiarize yourself with the following information to help ensure a safe and enjoyable visit. Dogs are to be restrained except while engaged in a hunting activity. Prohibited Activities • Camping or fres. • Off-road vehicles. • Cleaning of birds on the Refuge. • Littering, including spent shells. • Collecting or removing artifacts, historic items, shed antlers, and other natural objects. • Cutting, gathering, manipulating, or bringing in any vegetation to create a blind. 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 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. Activity Season Dates Hunt Areas Other Regulations Mule deer, pronghorn antelope, white-tailed deer State regulations apply See map Hunter access is allowed 1 hour before legal sunrise until 1 hour after legal sunset. Portable blinds cannot be left unattended or overnight. Coot, dark geese, ducks, grouse, hare, light geese, mourning dove, rabbit State regulations apply See map Hunter access is allowed 1 hour before legal sunrise until 1 hour after legal sunset. Non-toxic shot required for all shotgun hunting. Portable blinds cannot be left unattended or overnight. (discharge) frearms in accordance with refuge regulations (50 CFR 27.42 and specifc refuge regulations in 50 CFR Part 32.) 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, https://www.doi.gov/pmb/eeo/public-civil-rights. Hunting and Fishing Regulations Hunting and fshing are 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 and fshing are allowed on the Refuge in accordance with State regulations and the Refuge-specifc regulations in this brochure. See the Hunting Regulations Table for regulations by species. Pathfnder 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/pathfnder For State Transfer Relay Service TTY / Voice:711 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service http://www.fws.gov For Refuge Information 1-800-344-WILD August 2020 220 Steamboat Lake Ark an sas Cre ek Pathÿnder Reservoir Annis Reservoir 20 25 Casper Pathfnder NWR 487 220 Not to scale 25 287 80 Pathfnder National Wildlife Refuge Refuge boundary 220 State highway Open to hunting Water miles 0 kilometers 3 2 De we es eC ree k 0 Be ar Cr ee k N ek Cre g rnin Mo y da Sun Hours Hunters and anglers 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. Migratory Game Bird Hunting The Refuge is open to hunting migratory game birds following State regulations and Refuge-specifc regulations. Species include coot, dark geese, ducks, grouse, light geese, and mourning dove. Big Game Hunting The Refuge is open to hunting big game in designated areas, following State regulations and Refuge-specifc regulations. Species include mule deer, pronghorn antelope and white-tailed deer. Fishing Fishing is permitted at Pathfnder NWR on the main reservoir and in stream areas leading to it, per State seasons and regulations. Upland Game Hunting The Refuge is open to hunting upland game in designated areas following State regulations and specifc Refuge regulations. Species include hare and rabbit.