**** UPDATE 11/17/14 Grandma Tract Unit now open. All assigned units are dry. Hunting is in dry grainfields (unit 2,6) or fall planted winter wheat (unit 4). The two wetland units, 8,10, are dry at this time. 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. ****
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.