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Waterfowl Hunting on the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex






General Regulations  

Opening Weekend Drawing permit is required to hunt opening weekend on all units of Tule Lake and Lower Klamath NWRs, including the Oregon Straits.

All Refuge and State permits, passes and validations are required to be in your possession while hunting on the Refuges.

Refuge recreation passes and Federal duck stamps are sold at the visitor center office which is located at 4009 Hill Rd, Tulelake California. Recreation passes are also available on-line at

Harvest Information Program (HIP) Validations and other state licenses and validations must be attained in advance and will not be available at the check stations or visitor center offices. 

Check station procedures, regulations, and bag limits are available on this site. Learn More 

Hunt Area Descriptions

Tule Lake Refuge is divided into different areas which include both free roam areas and spaced-blind areas.  Spaced-blind areas require hunters to check in daily.  

Lower Klamath Refuge is comprised of free roam fields and marshes as well as 7 first-come, first-served blinds; blind areas do not require hunters to check in.   

Upper Klamath Refuge is mainly a boat in area composed of open water and wetland habitat. 

Klamath Marsh Refuge has a mix of marshy, wet meadow and dry grassland habitat.

Clear Lake Refuge is a very remote area of the complex located east of Tulelake, California and is walk-in hunting only.

Recent Hunting Statistics

Hunting statistics are posted for the current season beginning in October. 

Recent Aerial Surveys

Click here for more information on recent bird counts

Hunt Maps
Refuge waterfowl and pheasant hunting maps. Learn More

Refuge Entry Time

Let in times for the 2016/2017 hunting season will be posted in September. 

General Season Dates and Bag Limits 

Season dates and bag limits will be posted in September.  For additional information please refer to the State Fish & Wildlife websites.  California    Oregon

Special Hunts

Our Refuges offer special waterfowl hunts for Youth (17 and under) and Ladies as well as participate in the CWA Disabled Veteran's hunt. Learn More

Refuge Permitted Guides

The refuge has five (5) commercial hunting guides authorized to conduct guided hunts on the Refuges. No other guides are allowed to conduct commercial business on the Refuges.  Click here for guide contact information 


Last Updated: Jul 20, 2016
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