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Description of Tule Lake Hunt Areas

Description of Tule Lake Hunt Areas

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located in northern Siskiyou and Modoc counties, California, 25 miles south of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Waterfowl and pheasant hunting occurs 7 days per week during the normal California seasons, however, shooting ends every afternoon at 1 pm. Tule Lake hunt areas consist of two large marsh units accessible by boats, spaced-blind and free roam hunting areas offering field hunts over harvested grain and smaller marsh units. Opening weekend hunts are under a draw-permit system.

NOTE: A Recreation Pass is required for all hunting on the refuge.  See general regulations for more information.

All hunters are required to have in their possession all necessary state and federal licenses, stamps or validations and permits.

Ducks are the most commonly hunted species on Tule Lake Refuge. Most duck hunting takes place on the large Tule Lake Marsh and is accessible only by boat. Water is very shallow in the marsh. Goose hunting for Canada, White-fronted, Snow/Ross', and Cackling Canada ranges from good to fair on Tule Lake Refuge. White-front hunting can be good in the early season as well as a good number of Ross's/Snows in the late season. As with all areas, Tule Lake goose numbers can vary greatly from year to year.


The Tule Lake fields hunting area is divided into two sections: restricted space blind fields, and an unrestricted free-roam area known as the "League of Nations". There are 60 to 65 space blinds available that are issued by random drawing each morning a half hour after posted let in time. You must check in and register to hunt these fields at the hunter check-station located on County Road 103. Hunter parties are limited to 4 adult hunters and 2 non-hunter or 2 junior hunters.  Each party is called randomly, then choose their "blind"...a numbered post in the field marks the hunt blind. Hunters must be actively hunting and not interfere with other parties. No digging of pit blinds is allowed in these fields.

League of Nations

This area of the refuge does not require check in, and you may drive into these fields to set up.

Note: depending upon the growing season, some of these fields may be not be harvested and thus unavailable early in the hunt season.

See our current refuge maps for more information 


Last Updated: Oct 01, 2015
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