KBNWRC Youth Waterfowl Hunting
The Klamath Basin Refuges hunt program is pleased to offer special hunts for the education of our youth. These hunts are held on both the California and Oregon portions of the Complex. Youth hunts are open for youth 15 and under to hunt ducks and geese. Only licensed youth hunters will be allowed to carry firearms in the field. All areas normally open to waterfowl hunting on Tule Lake and Lower Klamath Refuges will be open for youth hunts with the following exception: Un-harvested fields with standing grain or other crops will not be open even if in areas normally open to hunting. The spaced-blind area of Tule Lake Refuge will be open as a free roam area during these hunts. Youth hunters and accompanying adults will not be charged hunting fees.
Pre-season Youth Hunt: This hunt is a two day event offered to youth two weeks prior to the opening of the regular waterfowl season (September 21 & 22). Entry time onto the Refuges is 5:00 a.m. and shoot times correspond to State regulations. The Cal-Ore Wetlands and Waterfowl Council will be hosting a free Bar B-Q for youth hunters and adult companions from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. All youth hunters will receive a gift and have the chance to win prizes in a complimentary raffle. The Bar B-Q and raffle will be held at the State Line RV Park located on Highway 161 between the two Refuges.
Season Youth Hunts: Three additional youth hunts take place on the second and third Saturday’s of the regular waterfowl season and the Saturday after Thanks Giving. These hunts begin at 1:00 p.m. to the end of State regulation shoot time.
For additional information contact the Refuge Headquarters (530) 667-2231 or visit the Refuge website at https://fws.gov/klamathbasinrefuges.
Ladies waterfowl hunt
The second Saturday of the waterfowl season (October 12th)
Lower Klamath and Tule Lake Refuges will be opening from 1:00 pm to the end of State regulated shoot time for ladies and youth to hunt waterfowl. If you are a woman or youth who would like to hunt but do not have equipement or experience please contact the hunt program coordinator and they will put you in contact with a guide or volunteer who would be more than happy to assist you. (Guides may charge a fee for services)
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