Welcome to the 2016 Umatilla Youth Waterfowl Hunting Lottery
Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge is located west of Hermiston, Oregon.
The Youth Hunt Day this year is Saturday, November 12, 2016.
Youths may apply for either the McNary or the Umatilla Youth Hunt, not both. Anyone entering both lotteries will have both entries rejected.
Youths must be 10- to 17-years-old to participate in this hunt, must have a hunter safety card, and must be accompanied by an adult companion at least 18-years-old (two companions per youth hunter will be allowed). Adults are not allowed to hunt. Because the purpose of the Youth Hunt Day is to provide young hunters the opportunity to receive guidance from experienced hunters, the maximum number of people per blind is four in one of these combinations: one youth, one adult; two youths, one adult; three youths, one adult; or two youths, two adults. Reservation and blind fees are waived for the Youth Hunt Day. Entries for the Youth Hunt Day will be accepted from now through 3:30 p.m., September 9, 2016.
The Hunter Check Station will be staffed from 1-1/2 hours before legal shooting time until 8:00 am and from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on scheduled hunting days. Please arrive when the station opens to select your blind. Hunters arriving late will have to hunt standby, or enter the on-site lottery.
The Hunter Hotline telephone will be activated when the hunting season begins. The number is (541) 922-4869 (922-HUNT).
Adults should bring photo ID on the day of the hunt.
4) When filling in the lottery form, please do so as if you were doing so for mailing purposes. Correctly capitalize addresses, etc. For example: John Smith, 123 Main Street, Apt. 3, Anytown, Washington 99323, (509) 123-4567. Failure to do so could jeopardize all OR PART of your entry.
We look forward to providing you with high-quality hunting opportunities again this year. If you have questions, please contact us at (509) 546-8300.