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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

To be posted bi-weekly during the hunting season. 

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. Learn More 

General Season Dates and Bag Limits 

2015-2016 information to be approved by the State, please check back in September. 

Special Hunts

Youth, Ladies and CWA Wounded Warrior special hunt information. Learn More


Last Updated: Sep 01, 2015
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