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Hunting

Big game, small game and bird hunting are available on America�s public lands depending on the site and season of your trip. Hunting fees, licensing and seasonal restrictions may vary from site to site. For more detailed information, directly contact the site where you plan on hunting.

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What do we mean by Hunting?

RecML, the recreation standard that is being developed, describes hunting as:

hunting (overall), big game hunting, small game hunting, migratory bird hunting

Practice Good Stewardship of our Public Lands:

You can help to take care of our public lands so that others may enjoy these areas for years to come by practicing some of the following actions:

Don't Litter... take along a trash bag or other receptacle for collecting your trash so that you can deposit it in the proper trash receptacle.

Make sure that you are using the correct type of hunting equipment permitted in that area. Check with your destination ahead of time for current hunting rules and regulations for that area.

Don't hunt in areas where you are not permitted. These areas have been declared "off limits" to hunters to protect wildlife, vegetation, or for your safety.

Safety While Hunting:

  • Wear proper hunting gear, such as: orange vests and caps so that you are not mistaken for wildlife by another hunter
  • Complete a hunter safety course and check to see what your local and state hunting laws are
  • Always transport your hunting weapons with the safety on
  • Be courteous and remember that you are sharing public lands with other hunters and recreationists
  • Do not hunt on unauthorized public lands
  • Bring along extra safety items such as water, flashlights, maps, and a cellphone or radio
Photo-Hunting
photo courtesy of the US Fish and Wildlife Service Fish and Wildlife Service Agent assisting a hunter
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