Pintail Slough Waterfowl Hunt (flyer)Changes for the 2015-2016 seasonReservationsThe refuge will be taking reservations for the 2015-2016 waterfowl hunt season on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 via telephone. Call the office at (760) 326-3853.Blinds not reserved during the reservation period or that are not used by the person with a reservation will be made available to standby hunters through a lottery drawing.User FeesThe user fee remains $15.00 per person, per day. Youth ages 13 and under are not required to pay a fee when accompanied by an adult; however, they are ineligible to participate in the daily blind lottery or reservations.
Willow FireThe Willow Fire burned approximately 6,000-acres of which about 1,000-acres were burned on Havasu NWR. The area burned was north of the Fire Break Canal, up to the western edge of Topock Marsh to North Dike Road, and then into the Pintail Management Unit. Several areas in Pintail burned, mostly the western and southern portions. The moist soil units had recently been flooded, so they did not burn; however, adjacent upland areas burned at Moist Soil Units 1 and 4. Blind 7 was burned over. Some of the vegetation around Blind 9 burned, but not the blind. The inlet water pump (red pump) did not receive any visible damage, but the area adjacent to it burned. The refuge plans to have the Pintail waterfowl hunt as scheduled. It is unknown what effects the adjacent burned acres will have on the hunt at this time.Helpful Information:Hunting on Havasu National Wildlife Refuge flyerHunting at Pintail Slough flyerHunt Reservations at Pintail Slough By Week flyerPintail Slough Waterfowl Hunt Times flyer
Other Refuge Areas Open for Hunting
Topock Marsh - Designated portions of Topock Marsh are open to hunting.
Other Refuge Lands - Refuge lands and waters south of Castle Rock Bay to the north boundary of the city limits of Lake Havasu City.Areas Closed to Hunting
Topock Marsh - Entry into the Topock Marsh closed area is prohibited from October 1 through the last day of the state waterfowl season (including the juniors-only hunt). The only exception is through traffic on the Levee Road and the entrance to the Bermuda goose observation tower parking lot.Topock Gorge - Hunting is prohibited in Topock Gorge from Castle Rock Bay north to Interstate 40, including those refuge lands within a quarter mile of the waters of the Colorado River.
Accidents or InjuryAccidents involving damage to property, injury to the public or injury to wildlife that occur within the boundaries of any national wildlife refuge are to be reported as soon as possible. During business hours contact the Refuge Manager at (760)326-3853 and after hours and on weekends call 1-800-637-9152.
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Havasu Refuge is within the Pacific Flyway, a major north-south migratory route along the western coast of the United States. Hundreds of birds stop here to rest and refuel during their long journey. Many species also breed and overwinter here. Because of its importance to birds, the refuge is considered an Important Bird Area in the state of Arizona. Come out and enjoy Havasu National Wildlife Refuge -- it's definitely for the birds.