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Sacramento River NWR Hunting

Wild Turkeys by Mike Peters

The Sacramento River NWR has over 5,350 acres open to fishing, migratory game bird, upland game, and big game hunting.  

 This webpage is specific for Sacramento River NWR.
Find out more about Waterfowl Hunting on the Sacramento NWR Complex.
  • General Overview Maps

    - Sacramento River NWR Hunting Access Map = overview of areas open to hunting.
    - Unit Brochures/Maps = detailed brochures/maps each river unit (with regulations).
    Sacramento River NWR Brochure = overview of all areas open to the public.

  • NEWS for 2015-16

    Hunt Page - newspaper silouette

     • ATTENTION: As of July 1, 2015, lead slugs are no longer permitted on Sacramento River NWR Units and state wildlife areas for big game. For more information about Non-lead Ammunition in California, visit the CDFW's website (look under Frequently-Asked Questions).
    • Flynn Unit has an expanded area open to hunting (Feb 2014) (brochure, pdf)
    • Bogg's Bend Unit is open for hunting and other recreational activities (brochure, pdf)
    • Sul Norte Unit has an expanded parking area and restroom (Aug 2014)
    • Codora Unit is open to junior hunters ONLY on weekends only (brochure,news release, both in pdf)
    • Packer Unit received an upgrade to its primitive boat launch (Aug 2014)
    • La Barranca Unit has an expanded area open to hunting and other recreational activities (Nov 2014) (brochure, pdf)
    • Feral pig hunting is open for hunters (Sept 1, 2014) (news release, pdf)

  • General Information and Safety

    Hunt Page - Rules and Regs Silouette

    There are no recreation fees, no hunter check stations, and no hunter quotas on the Sacramento River NWR. Find more information and regulations on hunting the Sacramento River NWR.

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  • Bag Limits

    Hunt Page - Bag Limit Silouette

    Click here to see a Summary of Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits for the Sacramento NWR Complex.

  • Junior & Youth Hunting

    Hunt Page - Youth Hunter Silouette

    The Complex offers extra hunting opportunities for young hunters. The Codora Unit offers hunting only for Junior Hunters. Visit the maps page to see the Codora map/brochure.

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  • Mobility-Impaired Hunting

    Hunt Page - Disabled Hunter Silouette

    The Sul Norte Unit has a 1/2 mile packed gravel trail with a hunting blind developed for turkey and deer hunting and is available on a first-come, first-served basis seven days a week. For additional access needs, please contact the Refuge Manager.

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  • Maps

    Hunt Page - Maps Silouette

    Find detailed information and maps for all of the individual units of the Sacramento River NWR.

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  • What species can I take?

    The following species are open to hunting on the Sacramento River NWR. Please see individual unit maps for unit-specific restrictions.

     - Migratory game birds: goose, duck, coot, moorhen, dove, snipe. Click here to Learn More.
     - Upland game: pheasant, turkey, quail. Click here to Learn More.
     - Big game: black-tailed deer, feral pig. Click here to Learn More.

Page Photo Credits — Mike Peters
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2015
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