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Willapa
National Wildlife Refuge


Dunlin are softball-sized shorebirds that spend the winter feeding on the rich mudflats within Willapa National Wildlife Refuge/Photo courtesy of Dr. Madeline Kalbach
3888 State Route 101
Ilwaco, WA   98624
E-mail: willapa@fws.gov
Phone Number: 360-484-3482
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/willapa/
Dunlin rest on the mudflats of Willapa Bay/Photo courtesy of Dr. Madeline Kalbach
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The Leadbetter Point Unit is open for waterfowl hunting. Please check the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife "Migratory Waterfowl and Upland Game Seasons" pamphlet for season dates and regulations.

Archery hunting is allowed on Long Island for black bear, elk, deer, and grouse. Consult the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife "Big Game Hunting Rules" pamphlet for season dates and regulations, as well as the refuge headquarters for registration information. No firearms are allowed on the island.

On the Riekkola Unit, waterfowl hunters can hunt geese from assigned blinds for a small fee during goose season in late fall/early winter. Check the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife "Migratory Waterfowl and Upland Game Seasons" pamphlet for season dates and regulations, and call the refuge office for information on the blind selection process and hunting days. One barrier-free blind is also available. Funds from the fee go to help maintain the blinds. Although dogs are normally not permitted on the refuge, they are allowed when actively engaged in hunting waterfowl.

Porter Point Unit: Free roam waterfowl hunting is allowed on Sunday, Monday and Thursday in the Porter Point Unit and neighboring salt marsh on the refuge. A small parking lot is available to accommodate hunters on designated hunt days. Hunters can launch small boats (with electric motors only) at the designated boat launch site. Check the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife "Migratory Waterfowl and Upland Game Seasons" pamphlet for season dates and regulations. Although dogs are normally not permitted on the refuge, they are allowed when actively engaged in hunting waterfowl.


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