**** UPDATE 9/21/15**** Wetland conditions continue to improve. We are receiving some flow down the South Fork which is enabling the flooding of wetland units in the hunt area. We began sending out permits to the final 25 of the quota today and anticipate being very close to 100% flooded by the opener. The Grandma Tract will not be available for the opener due to water availability. We hope to have the Grandma tract partially flooded by mid October. 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.