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  • 150 Hunter with decoys


    Delevan NWR offers great waterfowl hunting.

    Hunting on the Complex

  • Tule by Peters

    Tule Greater White-fronted Geese

    Tules are one of the two subspecies that winter in CA. They winter mostly in the area on and near the Sacramento, Delevan, and Colusa NWRs.

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Featured Wildlife

Tricolored Blackbirds

60 x 100 Tricolored male

Tricolored blackbirds are a colonial species that is mostly limited to the Central Valley and surrounding foothills of California. This species has been known to have over 100,000 nesting birds at Delevan NWR. They are typical found here May-June.

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About the Complex

Sacramento NWR Complex - Contact Us

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Phone:(530)934-2801. Address: Sacramento NWRC, 752 County Rd 99W, Willows CA 95988. Email:

Delevan is managed as part of the Sacramento NWR Complex - Contact Us.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Visitor Opportunities

  • Limited Viewing

    Wildlife viewing at Delevan is limited to the surrounding public roads (Maxwell and Four-Mile Roads). For greater visitor opportunities, visit Sacramento or Colusa NWRs (see "Plan Your Visit" below).

    About Delevan National Wildlife Refuge
  • Plan Your Visit

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    There are additional visitor opportunities throughout the Sacramento NWR Complex! Birdwatching, photography, hiking and hunting are just a few of the things our other refuge have to offer....

    Plan Your Visit
  • Waterfowl Hunting

    150 Pintail courtship flight

    Find out more about waterfowl hunting on the Sacramento NWR Complex.

    Hunting on the Complex
  • Directions to Delevan NWR

    WILDLIFE VIEWING: Limited viewing is available from Maxwell and Four Mile Roads. Traveling north or south on I-5, exit at Maxwell Rd (at town of Maxwell), go 3.5 miles east on Maxwell Rd, turn left on Four Mile Rd to drive along west boundary of Refuge. Traveling from Colusa, go 4.5 miles north on Hwy 45 to Maxwell Rd, turn left on Maxwell Rd and go 4.4 miles to Four Mile Rd, go right on Four Mile Rd to drive along west boundary of Refuge. HUNT AREA: Go 2.1 miles north on Four Mile Rd.

    Visitor and Hunter Check Station Maps (2 pages)
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Last Updated: Apr 10, 2017
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