Hunting is an important wildlife management tool that we recognize as a healthy, traditional outdoor pastime, deeply rooted in America’s heritage. Hunting can instill a unique understanding and appreciate of wildlife, their behavior, and their habitat needs.As practiced on refuges, hunting does not pose a threat to wildlife populations, and in some instances is necessary for sound wildlife management. Hunting programs can promote understanding and appreciation of natural resources and their management on lands and waters in the Refuge System.The hunting program is cooperatively administered by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. A daily permit is required to hunt at the Complex. Information about seasons and bag limits, license and stamp requirements can be found in annual federal and state regulation guides.HUNT UNIT MAPSGeneral Information:Goose, duck, coot, and moorhen hunting is permitted on designated areas of the Refuge Complex subject to the following conditions or as may otherwise be posted. In addition, pheasant and snipe hunting is allowed on designated portions of the San Luis NWR.
NOTICE: THE SOUTH FREITAS UNIT WILL BE OPEN BEGINNING NOVEMBER 2.These additional regulations are specific to individual units:
For additional information, contact:Jack Sparks, Outdoor Recreation Planner: firstname.lastname@example.orgKarl Stromayer, San Luis NWR Assistant Refuge Manager: email@example.com
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The San Luis NWR played a key role in the recovery of tule elk. The elk are visible daily from the Tule Elk Auto Tour Route. Photo credit: Paul Prado