Hunt Opening Package

The Hunt Opening Package for the Desert NWR is now available for public review. The Hunt Opening Package consists of a draft environmental assessment (EA), draft compatibility determination (CD), draft Hunt Plan and minor CCP revision. In addition to the existing big game and dove hunting, the Service proposes opening quail and chukar hunting on the Sitting Dog Unit. The Hunt Opening Package will be available for public review consistent with publication of the draft 2021-2022 Refuge Specific Regulations for Hunting and Fishing on The public comment period will close July 6, 2021. Comments may be submitted by email to: In the subject line of the email, please indicate Hunt Opening Package for Desert Refuge. Substantive comments received will be used to prepare the final documents.


Click here to read the draft EA (2.9 MB PDF)

Click here to read the draft CD (262 KB PDF)

Click here to read the draft Hunt Plan (2.4 MB PDF)

Click here to read the minor CCP revision (2.6 MB PDF)