**** UPDATE 8/7/14 Water conditions on the refuge continue to worsen. We have not received any water down the South Fork Pit River since late June. Most of the wetlands in the hunt area are dry . We should be starting to see some flow in the S.F. Pit around the 20th of August. We should have a fairly good idea of what wetland condittions will be for the opener by early September. It is still very likely that some changes will occur to the opening weekend of the 2014 waterfowl season. Possible scenarios include a reduced quota, delayed opener, or a combination of both. If necessary these changes may be carried into the season beyond opening weekend. For current conditions please look to this web page and on 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. ****
***** Due to Government Shutdown During 2013 Opening Weekend we will be honoring those reservations for the 2014 Opener. We will not be conducting a drawing for the 2014 Opening Weekend****
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.