Sacramento River NWR Hunting

Wild Turkeys by Mike Peters

The Sacramento River NWR has over 5,350 acres open to fishing, migratory game bird, upland game, and big game hunting.  

 This webpage is specific for Sacramento River NWR.
Find out more about Waterfowl Hunting on the Sacramento NWR Complex.

  • General Overview Maps

    - Sacramento River NWR Hunting Access Map = overview of areas open to hunting.
    - Unit Brochures/Maps = detailed brochures/maps each river unit (with regulations).
    Sacramento River NWR Brochure = overview of all areas open to the public.
    -Visit the California Department of Fish and Game website for information on some of the neighboring units on the Sacramento River. *Please note that some of the regulations can be different on their properties.

  • NEWS

    Hunt Page - newspaper silouette

    •No dogs are permitted for hunting of any big game.

    • ATTENTION: As of July 1, 2015, lead slugs are no longer permitted on Sacramento River NWR Units and state wildlife areas for big game. For more information about Non-lead Ammunition in California, visit the CDFW's website (look under Frequently-Asked Questions). 

  • General Information and Safety

    Hunt Page - Rules and Regs Silouette

    The Sacramento River NWR is a Type-C hunt area. There are no recreation fees, no hunter check stations, and no hunter quotas. Find more information and regulations about hunting the Sacramento River NWR.

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  • Bag Limits

    Hunt Page - Bag Limit Silouette

    Click here to see a Summary of Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits for the Sacramento NWR Complex.

  • Junior & Youth Hunting

    Hunt Page - Youth Hunter Silouette

    The Complex offers extra hunting opportunities for young hunters. The Codora Unit offers hunting only for Junior Hunters. Visit the maps page to see the Codora map/brochure.

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  • Mobility-Impaired Hunting

    Hunt Page - Disabled Hunter Silouette

    A "mobility impaired hunter” is defined as a person who has been issued one of the following:


    1. A Department of Motor Vehicles Mobility Impaired License Plate
    2. A Permanent Parking Placard Identification Card
    3. A “Mobility Impaired Veteran” License Plate
    4. A valid “Mobility Impaired Persons Motor Vehicle Hunting License” (FG Form 1460).

     **The blue plastic “Mobility Impaired Parking Placard” may not be substituted for the required identification which bears the name of the mobility impaired person. Mobility impaired hunters must provide the registration certificate for DMV issued mobility impaired license plates.  

    • See Info Sheet (pdf coming soon) for mobility impaired access for hunting on the Sacramento River NWR's Rio Vista and Sul Norte blinds

    Reservation Process for Sacramento River NWR:

    Please use this form (pdf coming) to make a reservation to access either of the disabled blinds on the Sacramento River NWR. The form must be submitted at least 3 days prior to your reservation. The form can be emailed, faxed, mailed, or dropped of at the visitor center. Hunters must provide proper mobility impaired paperwork listed at the top of the page. 

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  • Maps

    Hunt Page - Maps Silouette

    Find detailed information and maps for all of the individual units of the Sacramento River NWR see the link below.

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  • What species can I take?

    The following species are open to hunting on the Sacramento River NWR. Please see individual unit maps for unit-specific restrictions.

     - Migratory game birds: goose, duck, coot, moorhen, dove, snipe. Click here to Learn More.
     - Upland game: pheasant, turkey, quail. Click here to Learn More.
     - Big game: black-tailed deer, feral pig. Click here to Learn More.