Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Clear Lake Refuge
of the Area
Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge is a remote yet beautiful reservoir
located east of Tule Lake. Except for waterfowl hunting and a limited antelope hunt, the
refuge is closed to all public entry. The western shoreline of the refuge is open to
hunting. This area is not heavily hunted primarily due to the limited and difficult access.No
boats are allowed. It is difficult to hunt here and the best advice is to hunt the refuge
with someone who has hunted here before.
to the Area
From Highway 139 go northeast on Forest Service Road 136 which passes
by the southern boundary of the refuge. Or, head to the northern
end of the refuge by accessing Kowoloski Road south of Malin, Oregon.
roads are frequently in poor condition, especially after rain or snow. Four-wheel drive
vehicles are highly recommended, as are cell phones.
The primary species hunted here is
Canada goose. Hunting is fair. It is very difficult to jump shoot birds here due to the
lack of cover and open nature of the area. Scouting is essential in this large, open area.
Hunters should bring materials to build a temporary blind.
Four wheel drive vehicles, cell phone,
usgs quad maps: Carr Butte/Doublehead Mtn.,
Non-toxic shot is required to hunt
waterfowl. No boats allowed on the refuge. Overnight camping is prohibited on the refuge,
however, the refuge is surrounded by Modoc
National Forest where there is access to primitive camping.
Antelope hunting is by permit only and
on a very limited basis. The California Dept. of Fish
& Game conducts a draw for only 10 permits each year. This hunt is conducted only
on the first two weekends of the season. Please contact the DFG Regional Office
(916)-225-2300 for more information on this hunt
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