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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. 
Refer to each Unit's map for detailed information, rules, and regulations (see the Visitor Activities page).

 

Follow this link for information about waterfowl hunting on the Sacramento NWR Complex.

  • General Overview Maps

    - See our Brochure of the Sacramento River NWR for a general overview of the areas open to the public.

    - See our Sacramento River NWR General Hunting Access Map for an overview of areas open to hunting.

    - See our Visitor Activities page for detailed maps of each river unit (with regulations). Click on unit names in table.

  • General Information and Safety

    There are no recreation fees, no hunter check stations, and no hunter quotas on the Sacramento River NWR. Each Unit has different rules and regulations. Click on the link below for more detailed information on hunting and for special safety tips for visiting the Sacramento River NWR.

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  • NEW for the 2014-15 Season

    - 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 will open Sept 27, 2014 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 will have an expanded area open to hunting and other recreational activities on Nov 1, 2014 (brochure, pdf)
    - Feral pig hunting is open for hunters (Sept 1, 2014) (news release, pdf)

  • Regulations

    Click on the link below to view the Hunting & Fishing Regulations for the Sacramento River NWR. Also visit the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife's hunting webpage.

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  • Bag Limits

    To see a summary of hunting seasons and bag limits for the Sacramento NWR Complex, click on the link below.

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  • Maps

    Our Visitor Activities webpage provides brochures for all of the individual units of the Sacramento River NWR. To see detailed information and a map for each of the units, click on the link below.

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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.

  • Accessibility

    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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Page Photo Credits — Mike Peters
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2014
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