View inside of a box hunt blind that is camouflaged with vegetation and camo paint

Ridgefield’s waterfowl hunt program offers a quality duck and goose hunting experience with 21 spaced blinds on 760 acres of land. Hunters can enter a pre-season lottery system to obtain reservations for priority check-in, or attend as a stand-by hunter to occupy remaining blinds. Various blind options are offered, including pit and box blinds and two accessible blinds for hunters with disabilities. Northern shovelers account for a large percentage of bagged birds, but hunters also take good numbers of green-winged teal, mallard, American wigeon, gadwall, and northern pintail.

Washington State Waterfowl Hunting Regulations for 2023-24

2023-24 Hunt Season has now concluded. 

Thank you everyone who participated and supported this seasons hunt program. Our staff is working on bringing together harvest data and will post that summary once done. 

Stay tuned for details for next season's hunt here in August. 

2024-24 Reservation Lottery Now Closed

Reservations give hunters first blind pick during the morning check-in but are not required to hunt. Reservations lost due to a Refuge closure (dangerous weather conditions, safety issues, emergency, or government shutdown) will not be reissued or refunded. Reservations are non-transferable.

Reservations are awarded through an electronic lottery system managed by RecAccess, a government-approved vendor. The lottery application fee is $1.00 per date selected plus a one-time application fee of $5. Hunters can apply for all hunt dates one time only. Reservations for the entire season will be generated in one pre-season lottery and must be submitted electronically through the approved vendor RecAccess.

Check back in August for the link for the 2024-25 hunt season lottery. 

Related Documents
Ridgefield NWR Hunt 2023-24 Calendar

Dates for the 2023-24 waterfowl hunt season at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge with corresponding species, special hunts, and closures. 

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Waterfowl Hunt Map

Map of spaced blind waterfowl hunt area at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.