Hunting on National Wildlife Refuges
Hunting is one of our nation's most valued outdoor traditions. The Service's 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation found that more than 12.5 million Americans aged 16 and older (281,000 in California, 81,000 in Nevada) hunted in 2012. Hunters spent $34 billion on trips, equipment, licenses and other items to support their hunting activities in 2012.
Several National Wildlife Refuges in California, Nevada and Oregon’s Klamath Basin offer opportunities for excellent hunting. In general, refuges open areas to fishing and seasonal hunting of migratory game birds (waterfowl) upland game or big game when compatible with sound wildlife management, and the purposes for which the refuge was established.
National Wildlife Refuges Open to Hunting
Clear Lake NWRMap/Directions
Don Edwards-SF Bay NWRMap/Directions
Humboldt Bay NWRMap/Directions
Klamath Marsh NWRMap/Directions
Lower Klamath NWRMap/Directions
Salinas River NWRMap/Directions
San Luis NWRCMap/Directions
San Pablo Bay NWRMap/Directions
Sonny Bono Salton Sea NWRCMap/Directions
Stone Lakes NWRMap/Directions
Tule Lake NWRMap/Directions
Upper Klamath NWRMap/Directions