Some Positive News For State’s Duck Hunters

By Chris Cocoles on Oct. 21

Look for a story on the November issue of California Sportsman on the woes that plagued the Alturas area when the partial government shutdown closed the Modoc National Widlife Refuge and canceled plenty of waterfowl hunters’ trips during the early October opening in the Northeastern Zone.  Many hunters probably won’t get back those missed opportunities, but at least some good news came from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Here are the list of formerly closed areas that are back open for access, per the DFW r:

• Colusa NWR, (530) 934-2801
• Delevan NWR, (530) 934-2801
• Kern NWR, (661) 725-6504
• Merced NWR, (209) 826-3508
• Sacramento NWR, (530) 934-2801
• San Luis NWR, (including Kesterson, Bear Creek, Freitas North), (209) 826-3508
• Sonny Bono Salton Sea NWR, (760) 348-5278
• Lower Klamath NWR, (530) 667-2231
• Tule Lake NWR, (530) 667-2231
• Modoc NWR, (530) 233-3572
• Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, (510) 792-0222

Here’s hoping these re-openings will provide a fresh chance for those outdoors enthusiasts who were locked out for most of the first half of October can get back outside and enjoy the fall in California.


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