**** Due to the extreme drought conditions that we are experiencing it is 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. While it is still too early to know with certainty whether any changes will be needed we will do our best to keep everyone informed in a timely manner. 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.