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Special Hunts

KBNWRC Youth Waterfowl Hunting

The Klamath Basin Refuges 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 to hunt ducks and geese.  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 and accompanying adults will not be charged hunting fees.

Pre-season Youth Hunt:   This hunt is a two day event offered to youth fourteen (14) days prior to the opening of the regular waterfowl season. Entry time onto the Refuges is 5:00 a.m. 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.

Season Youth Hunts:     Three additional youth hunts take place on the second and third Saturdays of the regular 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.

For additional information contact the Refuge Headquarters (530) 667-2231 

Ladies waterfowl hunt

The second Saturday of the waterfowl season

Lower Klamath and Tule Lake Refuges will be opening 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

2014 was the first special hunt held on our refuges for disabled veterans; we are excited to make this an annual event.  For more information on this hunt please contact the Redding chapter of California Waterfowl Association (CWA). 

Last Updated: Jul 12, 2016
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