Waterfowl Hunt Dates Set

The Refuge will host waterfowl and sandhill crane hunts on selected weekends and Wednesdays during the 2018-2019 waterfowl season.


These hunts have been offered at Washita since 1982 and provide hunters a great opportunity to harvest ducks, geese, and sandhill cranes on public lands. Please note that the hunt application process has changed; all weekend and Wednesday hunts will be reserved by phone only.

Washita National Wildlife Refuge Waterfowl Hunt Regulations  

Weekend hunts will be held on November 17-18, November 24-25, December 8-9, December 15-16, and December 22-23, 2018, and January 5-6, January 12-13, January 19-20, and January 26-27, 2019. A non-refundable $20.00 blind fee for the two-day weekend hunt is required to be paid via credit card or debit card when the blind is reserved. To reserve a blind for a weekend hunt, call the Refuge Office at 580 664-2205 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. beginning on the Tuesday before the hunt weekend. We will continue to take weekend blind reservations through the Friday before the hunt weekend on a first call first served basis until all blinds are filled.

The Refuge will also host 7 Wednesday hunts that will be filled by reservation only, on a first call, first served basis. To reserve a blind for a Wednesday hunt, call the Refuge Office at 580 664-2205 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. the Tuesday before the hunt date. A non-refundable $10.00 blind fee for the Wednesday hunt is required to be paid via credit card or debit card when the blind is reserved. Wednesday hunt dates are November 14, November 21, December 12, December 19, 2018, and January 9, January 16, and January 23, 2019.

Ten blinds situated on the edges of wheat fields will be available for each scheduled hunt day. Hunting will be by permit only, and all permits are non-transferable. All permits will be issued by phone reservation only. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Successful applicants may bring up to two companions. Participants must be in possession of all required State and Federal licenses, stamps, and permits. Special assistance can be provided, and an accessible blind is available for hunters with mobility impairments. All hunters are required to use federally approved non-toxic shot. Bag limits are in accordance with those set by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

For more information please contact the Washita NWR office at washita@fws.gov, or call us at 580 664-2205.