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National Wildlife Refuge

Oswald Rd and Hughes Rd
Near Yuba City, CA   
E-mail: sacramentovalleyrefuges@fws.gov
Phone Number: 530-934-2801
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Waterfowl and pheasant hunting is the primary use on the refuge. Hunting season occurs during mid-October through mid-January, on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, on a southern portion of the refuge. Ducks, geese, pheasants, coots, moorhens, and snipe may be hunted. There is free roam hunting only, and a refuge hunting permit must be purchased at the refuge's hunter check station.

Wildlife Observation
Wildlife observation and photography can be done from Hughes Road and the bypass levees when the gates are unlocked. Waterfowl populations tend to peak in February or March as well as the more typical months of December and January.

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