**** UPDATE 4/28/16**** Wetland conditions are excellent as we start the spring nesting season. There is plenty of snowpack in the mountains and Dorris Reservoir is full which should mean a normal irrigation and fall floodup. We anticipate a full quota , including the Grandma Tract, for the Junior and regular openers. Please continue to check this web page and our facebook page (link available on home page of our website), or contact the Refuge Manager, Steve Clay, or Deputy Manager, Sean Cross, at 530-233-3572 for current conditions.
Application Instructions for Opening Weekend of Waterfowl Hunting Season
In order to hunt Modoc National Wildlife Refuge during the first two days of the hunting season, you must apply to hunt and be drawn in the lottery. The number of hunters to be drawn will be determined at the time of the lottery due to habitat conditions on the refuge, but will NOT EXCEED 132 hunters.
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Great horned owls are a year round resident of Modoc NWR, and can often be seen perched in cottonwoods or enjoying the shade under large sage brush.