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Waterfowl Hunting Information

Hunter and Dog at Low Tide


Important Update - Road OPEN for Pond A5/7/8 Check Station for Wednesday, January 11   

Today we had the road to Pond A5/7/8 check station scraped down to base rock and it was passable by a 2-wheel vehicle this afternoon. We are opening the road to the check station for tomorrow, January 11 hunt day. PLEASE use caution, however, because we may still get rain that produces mud runoff tonight on the levee road. Drive slow and be safe. 

January 10, 11 & 12 are the king tides (highest) of the year, so be advised that the Ravenswood Ponds access road will have standing water. It may be difficult to find parking along the frontage road. 

All other hunt areas are open as normal. But again, expect higher tides than normal around 11 am on Wednesday, January 11 

More tide info here:

Questions: email

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

The refuge had a post-hunt meeting on May 24, 2016.  If you missed the meeting, or would like the notes, click on the links below. All links require free 
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Post-hunt Meeting Notes (72 KB)
Presentation (1.6 MB)
Harvest Data from 2015-2016 (225 KB)


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

Melisa Amato
Phone: (707) 769-4200 ext. 102

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 

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Last Updated: Jan 11, 2017
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