What Species Can I Hunt
at the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge

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Migratory Game Birds

Hunting of goose, duck, coot, moorhen, dove, and snipe is permitted on designated areas of the Sacramento River NWR in accordance with state regulations. Water areas (sloughs, streams, ponds, etc) within the Sacramento River NWR that are open to migratory bird hunting include (amount of water can vary on weather conditions): Sul Norte and Capay.

Information on Dove:

See Sac River NWR Hunting Access Map/Hunting & Fishing Regulations

Goose, duck, coot, moorhen and snipe hunting is permitted on the Sacramento, Delevan, Colusa, and Sutter NWRs. Visit the waterfowl hunting page for more information.

Big Game Hunting

Hunting of black-tailed deer and feral pigs is permitted on designated areas of the Sacramento River NWR in accordance with State regulations.

  • See Sac River NWR Hunting Access Map/Hunting & Fishing Regulations
  • Dogs are no longer permitted to be used while deer hunting.
  • Shotguns and archery equipment are permitted during the hunting season in hunting areas only, but must be transported "unloaded" (meaning no ammunition in the chamber or magazine) through safety zones from the parking to hunting areas. 
  • Rifles, pistols, and crossbows are prohibited.

Visit the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife's website for the following information: 

  • Deer Hunting 
    • Map of zones on the CDFW's website
    • The Refuge Units fall in the following zones: C4 (north of Highway 162, Sul Norte Unit and north) and D3 (south of Highway 162, Codora Unit and south)
  • Feral Pig Hunting (including tag return map, guidelines, etc) (feral pigs have been confirmed on the Sacramento River NWR's northern and some central units)

Upland Game Hunting

Hunting of pheasant, turkey, and quail on designated areas of the Sacramento River NWR is permitted in accordance with state regulations. 

Pheasant hunting is also permitted on Sacramento, Delevan, Colusa, and Sutter NWR. Visit the waterfowl hunt page for more information on hunting on those refuges.

Visit the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife's webpage for the following information:

See Sac River NWR Hunting Access Map/Hunting & Fishing Regulations