Waterfowl Hunting Information

Hunter and Dog at Low Tide


Hunt Season Dates  

  • Early season (large Canada goose only) is September 29 - October 3, 2018.  
  • Regular season is October 20, 2018 - January 27, 2019. 
  • Scaup season is November 3, 2018 - January 27, 2019. 
  • Late season (white-fronted and white geese) is February 9-13, 2019.

Hunt Pond Work Day - September 15 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This year's volunteer work day to repair ponds and clean up the hunt ponds near Moffet in Sunnyvale is September 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.-noon. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. on the levee between AB1 and A2E. For more information and to sign up, click here.

Informational Meeting - September 15 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Please also join us for an informational meeting about the upcoming hunt season at the Environmental Education Center located at 1751 Grand Ave, Alviso, CA from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

If you'd like to get email notifications, please send an email to melisa_amato@fws.gov with the subject "Don Edwards Hunt Updates."    

Other questions? Email melisa_amato@fws.gov  

Hunt Overview

Obtaining a Refuge Permit to Hunt in Refuge Areas

Hunt Maps and Driving Directions    

Hunt Blind Information

Boating Recommendations and Water Information for Hunters


Are you getting our email updates for the Don Edwards NWR hunt program?
If you would like to be on our mailing list to receive hunt program information throughout the season, please email Melisa_Amato@fws.gov with the email subject "Don Edwards Hunt Updates" 

Questions about the waterfowl program, and to report accidents or injuries occurring on the refuge:  

Melisa Amato
Phone: (707) 769-4200 ext. 102
Email: Melisa_Amato@fws.gov   

Report Hunting Violations to:
US Park Police Dispatch 
Phone: (415) 561-5510

Report Poachers to: 
California Department of Fish and Wildlife 
Phone: (888) DFG-CALTIP