**** UPDATE 6/05/15**** While recent rains have helped to maintain wetlands we are still affected by the ongoing drought conditions in our area. Our ability to flood habitats prior to the Northeastern CA zone opener are likely to be impacted. We will not be able to make a final determination on opening until late August or early September. 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.