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Waterfowl Hunting on the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex






General Regulations  

Opening Weekend Drawing permit is required to hunt opening weekend on all units of Tule Lake and Lower Klamath NWRs, including the Oregon Straits.

All Refuge and State permits, passes and validations are required to be in your possession while hunting on the Refuges.

Refuge recreation passes and Federal duck stamps are sold at the visitor center office which is located at 4009 Hill Rd, Tulelake California. Recreation passes are also available on-line at

Harvest Information Program (HIP) Validations and other state licenses and validations must be attained in advance and will not be available at the check stations or visitor center offices. Check station procedures, regulations, and bag limits are available on this site. Learn More 

Hunt Area Descriptions

Tule Lake Refuge is divided into different areas which include both free roam areas and spaced blind areas which require hunters to check in.  

Lower Klamath Refuge is comprised of free roam fields and marshes as well as 7 first-come, first-served blinds; there are no spaced blind areas that require hunters to check in.   

Upper Klamath Refuge is mainly a boat in area composed of open water and wetland habitat. 

Klamath Marsh Refuge has a mix of marshy, wet meadow and dry grassland habitat.

Clear Lake Refuge is a very remote area of the complex located east of Tulelake, California and is walk-in hunting only.

Recent Hunting Statistics

 Lower Klamath NWR Free Roam Area

Tule Lake NWR Draw Units  

Tule Lake NWR Free Roam Area 

Recent Aerial Surveys

Click here for more information on recent bird counts

Hunt Maps
2015-2016 Refuge waterfowl and pheasant hunting maps. Learn More

Refuge Entry Time

Let in times for the 2015-2016 season are as follows:  Tule Lake and Lower Klamath NWRs 4:30 a.m.; Lower Klamath NWR Oregon Straits Unit 5:00 a.m. 

General Season Dates and Bag Limits 

2015-2016 season dates and bag limits have been approved by the State. Learn More

Special Hunts

Youth, Ladies and CWA Disabled Veteran's special hunt information. Learn More

Refuge Permitted Guides

The refuge has five (5) commercial hunting guides authorized to conduct guided hunts on the Refuges. No other guides are allowed to conduct commercial business on the Refuges.  Click here for guide contact information


Last Updated: Nov 15, 2015
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