U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
General Provisions Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Safety belts required at all times
is one of over 550 national wildlife with the use of tree stands.
refuges. The primary objective of a
national wildlife refuge is to provide Overnight mooring of boats is
habitat for the conservation and prohibited.
protection of all species of wildlife.
The harvest of surplus animals is
Marking of trees, flagging tape, and
reflective tacks are prohibited.
in refuge hunts
one tool used to manage wildlife
populations. Carefully managed An area around the Visitor Center is
closed to all public entry. This area is
Regulations & Permit
to contact the hunts maintain wildlife populations
at a level compatible with the posted with “Area Closed” signs (see
Visitor Center at
environment, provide wholesome map).
256/350 6639 for
information. recreational opportunities and permit
the use of a valuable renewable Hunters under age 16 must have 2010- 2011
resource. passed a State approved hunter
education course, must be supervised
The regulations listed below by an adult 21 years of age or older,
supplement the general regulations and must remain in sight and normal
which govern hunting on wildlife voice contact with the adult. On small
refuge areas as set forth in Title 50, game hunts, the adult may supervise
Code of Federal Regulations. State no more than two youths, and on big
bag limits, arms and ammunition and game hunts no more than one youth.
other applicable State regulations
apply. Some refuge gates will be closed. Do
not block gates. Your vehicle will be
General Hunt Public hunting on Wheeler National towed.
Regulations Wildlife Refuge is permitted on
approximately 18,000 acres. Archery and flintlock deer hunters
Caution: other must wear a minimum of 144 square
Squirrel, raccoon, opossum, quail and members of inches of hunter orange as defined
rabbit hunting is prohibited west of public may be in by the State when the State gun
Flint Creek (see map). area and without deer season is open in Limestone,
hunter orange. Madison and Morgan counties.
No hunting is allowed in the Triana
Recreation Area or within 100 yards Hunting by aid of or distributing
of any public building, public road, any feed, salt or other minerals is
walking trail, or boardwalk. prohibited. Keep this portion of the brochure with you while
hunting. This brochure does not authorize you to
No overnight camping is allowed. Only licensed vehicles and bicycles hunt refuge lands within Redstone Arsenal.
permitted. No ATV’s. Access is
Mules and horses are prohibited on limited to graveled roads.
all refuge hunts. Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
All deer and feral hogs killed Hunt Permit 2010-2011
2700 Refuge Headquarters Road
Hunting is allowed Monday- must be reported to Wheeler When signed and in your possession, this
Saturday. No Sunday hunting.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Refuge within 72 hours. Phone brochure will serve as your permit, and
Dogs may be used on the rabbit, Visitor Center: 256/350 6639 or an indication that you have read and fully
raccoon, quail, squirrel and opossum Headquarters: 256/353 7243. understand the special regulations of the permit.
hunts. In accepting this brochure, hunter
Decatur, AL 35603
concedes right of inspection of game
1 800/344 WILD
It is unlawful to damage a tree or
bag, hunting coat, etc., as provided
to hunt from a tree in which a metal
object has been inserted. Tree stands for by State law, to Refuge Officers Signature
must be removed from trees after and State Conservation Officers. (Valid only when signed.)
each days hunt.
For deer and feral hog hunting only bows
with broadhead arrows and flintlocks, .40
caliber or larger are to be used.
For small game, shotguns are allowed
with non-toxic shot only; rifles and pistols Exit 5
are limited to rimfire.
Possession of lead shotgun shells is 31
prohibited. Martin Road
Participating in man drives for deer and Exit 3
feral hogs is prohibited. Indian
Firearms used during the hunting Redstone Dodd Road
Exit 2 Peoples County Arsenal
season must be unloaded before placed Exit 1 Road Line Road
in a vehicle or a boat. Mooresville Pryor Swancott
31 Pine Road Road Barlowe Road
Athens 53 White
Dike Eagle Landing Patton Road
National Wildlife Refuge
Huntsville Peninsula Road Swancott
Decatur Wall Street
Redstone Penny Henderson Road New Run Road
Arsenal Btms. Road Hope
Decatur T Road
n es Rockhouse
see R. Springs Road Jolly B
40 Road Talucah
Flint Priceville Hickory HGH Road Highway Road Water
231 Road Closed to hunting and entry
36 65 Rockhouse Talley
Flint Bottoms Road
Hartselle 67 Creek Truck Mussel Bottom Open to hunting
Trail Old Trail Camp Road Road except where otherwise indicated
Road Open to deer and feral hog hunting/
Specific Hunt Regulations closed to other hunting
Squirrel 31 Airport Madden
Road Branch Closed to all boats, canoes and all other watercraft
Season: October 1-14 and Upper River Road
Truck November 15-February 15
February 10-28 Dinsmore Trail East
Slough Exit 334 Bethel Closed to hunting and entry
Road November 15-January 15
Raccoon and opossum Road 40
Season: February 10-28, (hunting must Place Ford Road Accessible hunting for disabled sportsmen
not begin until sunset February 10) Flint
Indian Road Also open to other hunters
Rabbit Refuge lands within Redstone Arsenal
Season: October 1-14 and February 10-28
N Hiking trails Boat ramp
Quail Red Bank Major roads
Season: February 10-28 Cain
Dancy Brooksville Road Bluff City Road County roads
Btm. Road Refuge Office
Deer–Either Sex and Feral Hog Refuge roads
Season: Archery: October 15-January 30 Wildlife Observation
Flintlock: January 10-January 24 Refuge boundary Building