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Important notice to hunters

DO NOT approach or touch birds who may appear to be sick or are exhibiting abnormal behavior. There have been confirmed cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) among birds at this site. We are continuing to monitor the situation. While the risk of humans contracting avian influenza is low, it is not zero, so take precautions when handling downed waterfowl. To learn more about avian influenza and how to safely handle waterfowl, visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Website.

Hunt Information

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge offers waterfowl hunting for youth ages 17 and younger at our Riverboat unit (a separate unit that is otherwise closed to the public) and provides safe and quality education opportunities and introduces young people to hunting heritage. The youth waterfowl hunting program is operated in a manner consistent and compatible with the purposes and goals of the refuge. Hunting is permitted in accordance with all applicable State, Federal, and special refuge regulations. The application window for the 2022-23 season is now closed.

Hunt Details

The application window for the 2022-23 Youth Hunt is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact staff at 503-625-5944, or by email at tualatinriver@fws.gov. The lottery drawing will take place soon and all applicants will be notified whether they were selected, or not, for this year's hunt. 

2022-2023 Dates: November 12th, 20th, 26th; December 4th, 10th, 18th, 24th and January 1st, 7th

Time: Self check in 90 minutes prior to legal hunt time. Self check out no later than 1:00PM.

Location: Riverboat Unit of Tualatin River NWR

Cost: This is a FREE activity

Questions: Please contact the refuge at tualatinriver@fws.gov or 503.625.5944 with any questions

Changes, including cancellation of hunts, may be necessary depending on the status of COVID-19 restrictions and water levels. Any new information will be posted to this site as soon as it becomes available. 

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