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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). 

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

  • 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.

    Learn More

  • NEWS for 2014-15

    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 here to see a Map with Regulations for the Sacramento River NWR. 

    Visit the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife's webpage for more information on state hunting and fishing regulations.

  • Bag Limits

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

  • Maps

    To find detailed information and a map for all of the individual units of the Sacramento River NWR, see our Visitor Activities webpage.

  • 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.

    Learn More.

Page Photo Credits — Mike Peters
Last Updated: Jan 05, 2015
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