Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Southwest Region, California, Nevada & Klamath Basin


- 2013 - 2014 Waterfowl Season dates are: October 12 - 30; Nov 2 - Jan 26, 2014. Seasonal restrictions apply to Scaup, Wood Ducks and Snow Geese in the Northwestern NV zone. Please check current state regulations under Migratory Game Birds on their website -

Refuge Hunting Rules
and Regulations
Map of Hunt Area
Refuge Water Update
Water Fowl Numbers
Frequently Asked Hunting Questions
Photo Credit: Matt Smith
Hunting plays a vital role in wildlife management – find out how by clicking here: US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Stillwater Refuge is open to hunting 7 days/week during all legal seasons, including waterfowl. There is no check station, no reservation system, and no shell limit on the refuge. Please check hunt times, seasons, bag limits and other special conditions with Nevada Dept of Wildlife before heading out.
Refuge Post-waterfowl season meeting summary notes will be posted soon. Any further comments on the refuge hunt program may be directed to the Refuge Manager or by calling 775/423-5128..

Wetlands and Wings

Applications for the Fall 2013 Wetlands and Wings youth event will be available in August 2013. Up to 20 youth ages 10 - 15yrs are eligible to participate in this FREE event; no experience or equipment needed. Education workshops and a mentored waterfowl hunt are provided along with shotgun training and safety.

Upland bird, small and big game hunting:

* Within Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, Hunt Zone is open north of Division Road only during legal NV state seasons.

* Rifles and pistols are NOT allowed for hunting on refuge lands

* Only shotguns using approved non-toxic shot (no lead) are allowed for waterfowl, upland bird and small game hunting (this includes rabbits and coyotes).

* Mule deer hunting is allowed on Stillwater NWR to those holding a legal NV deer tag, during regulated seasons only. Deer hunting is with shotgun, archery, or muzzle-loader weapons, north of Division Rd only. NOTE: non-toxic shot rules do not apply to mule deer hunting. Lead slugs are allowed.

* Contact us for more details on hunt regulations, or call (775) 423-5128.



Fishing is NOT allowed within the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex.


Most refuge roads are passable and open for travel. Conditions can change quickly due to seasonal weather. West County and North Roads are not regularly maintained; they become very rough and impassable in bad weather. Please use caution when driving on these roads.

Only street-legal vehicles are allowed within refuge boundaries. Vehicles will be allowed to park along refuge roads as long as 2 wheels remain on the road shoulder or graded portion of the road, and not impede the flow of traffic. Be careful not to park off the road completely as this is an infraction (off-road travel) and you can be cited. And, you may get stuck too!

The Status of Waterfowl report can be found at: (external link)
Status of Waterfowl video visit: (external link)
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Last updated: September 30, 2013