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Special Hunts

KBNWRC Youth/Junior Waterfowl Hunting

The Klamath Basin Refuge Complex hunt program is pleased to offer several special hunts for the education of our youth.  These hunts are held on both the California and Oregon portions of the Complex.  Youth hunts are open for youth ages 17 and under to hunt ducks and geese.  All youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Only licensed youth hunters will be allowed to carry firearms in the field. All areas normally open to waterfowl hunting on Tule Lake and Lower Klamath Refuges will be open for youth hunts with the following exception:  Un-harvested fields with standing grain or other crops will not be open even if in areas normally open to hunting.  The spaced-blind area of Tule Lake Refuge will be open as a free roam area during these hunts.  Youth hunters 15 and under are not required to purchase a Recreation Pass to hunt the Tule Lake and Lower Klamath NWRs.  Adults accompanying youth hunters for the pre-season hunt do not require a Recreation Pass.  However, all persons 16 and over must possess a Recreation Pass while in the field during the regular waterfowl & pheasant seasons.  Recreation Passes apply to Tule Lake and Lower Klamath NWRs only, Klamath Marsh and Upper Klamath NWRs do not require passes.

Pre-season Youth Hunt:   This hunt is a two day event offered to youth fourteen (14) days prior to the opening of the general waterfowl season. Entry time onto the Refuges is 5:00 a.m. unless otherwise posted and shoot times correspond to State regulations.  The Cal-Ore Wetlands and Waterfowl Council will host a free Bar-B-Q for youth hunters and adult companions from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.  All youth hunters will receive a gift and have the chance to win prizes in a complimentary raffle.  The Bar-B-Q and raffle will be held at the State Line RV Park located on Highway 161 between the two Refuges.

General Season Youth Hunts:     Three additional youth hunts take place on the second and third Saturdays of the general waterfowl season as well as the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  These hunts begin at 1:00 p.m. to the end of State regulation shoot time.

Ladies Waterfowl Hunt

The second Saturday of the waterfowl season the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake Refuges will be open from 1:00 pm to the end of State regulated shoot time for ladies and youth to hunt waterfowl. If you are a woman or youth who would like to hunt but do not have equipment or experience please contact the Refuge, we will put you in contact with a guide or volunteer who would be more than happy to assist you. (Guides may charge a fee for services)

CWA Disabled Veteran's Hunt

We are excited to partner with the Redding chapter of California Waterfowl Association to host a special hunt for disabled veterans; this hunt is held in mid October each year with a special dinner pre-arranged.  Hunt sign up is required through CWA, for more information please contact the Redding chapter of California Waterfowl Association (CWA). 

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2016
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