Woman dressed warmly in camouflage and standing in marsh reeds aims a shotgun into the air

When hunting on refuge, non-toxic shot must be used or all bird species. 

In wet years, duck hunting can be quite good at Camas National Wildlife Refuge. However, recent drought years have left many waterfowl areas quite dry during the hunting season. Hunters should keep an eye on the weather before planning a duck-hunting trip. An 80-acre alfalfa field at the south end of the refuge in the hunting unit offers inconsistent opportunity for waterfowlers. This field is farmed to provide feed for geese and other wildlife. Hunters can set up decoys for geese that feed in the field in mornings and evenings. Some hunters also come to the refuge for pheasant or Hungarian partridge. Both birds exist in spotty numbers. A hunter with a dog has a chance of finding a few birds during an afternoon hunt.