Optima NWR

Optima NWR, photo by Jena Donnell


Game Warden (County):

Area Acres
4,333 ac.

For details on Optima NWR visit our partners with the USFWS:

USFWS - Optima NWR

All hunting is restricted to shotgun or archery only.

Closed Seasons
Deer Gun, Deer Muzzleloader, Youth Deer Gun, Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun, Turkey Fall Gun, Rail, Snipe, Gallinule, Woodcock, Crow, Waterfowl, Squirrel, Pursuit with Hounds for Furbearers, Predator/Furbearer Calling, Trapping, Sandhill Cranes
Same As Statewide Seasons
Dove, Quail, Pheasant
Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Deer Archery, Turkey Fall Archery, Rabbit

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season.

  • Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring

One-tom limit; seasons combined.

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