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Colusa NWR: 530-934-2801

Delevan NWR: 530-934-2801

Gray Lodge WLA: 530-846-7500

Sacramento NWR: 530-934-2801

Sutter NWR: 530-934-2801

Upper Butte Basin WLA: 530-982-2169

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More Public Areas to Hunt

Tehama Wildlife Area - 25 miles east of Red Bluff. 530-597-2201.

Black Butte Reservior - 8 miles west of Orland. 530-865-4781.

Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area - Little Dry Creek Unit, 11 miles west of Gridley.

Howard Slough Unit, 11 miles west of Highway 99 on Highway 162.
Llano Seco Unit, South of Chico on Seven Mile Lane.
530-982-2169

Oroville Wildlife Area - West of Oroville on Highway 162. 530-538-2236.

Spenceville Wildlife Area - East of Marysville 18 miles on Highway 20.

Gray Lodge Wildlife Area - 10 miles east of Live Oak on Pennington Road. 530-846-7500.

Butte Slough Wildlife Area - 10 miles west of Yuba City. 916-358-2900.

Sutter Bypass Wildlife Area - 10 west of Yuba City 916-358-2900

Feather River Wildlife Area - 10-15 miles south of Yuba City. 916-358-2900

Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area - 3 miles east of Davis. 916-358-2900

Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area - 21 miles east of Marysville. 916-358-2900.

Anticipate two major changes for the season at three Northern Sacramento Valley refuge areas. The lottery system at Colusa, Sacramento, and Delevan has changed. Hunters must make a choice and will be able to enter only one lottery. Previously, hunters could enter the lottery at Colusa and at either Sacramento or Delevan, giving them two chances. Now, they must pick only one choice. Gates at all four federal refuges will open at 6:00 PM on Tuesday and Friday Nights, instead of 4:00 PM. Hunters will be able to enter the lottery between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM.
Under the new system, hunters will be competing only with hunters at the same refuge location and their number is going to have much more meaning and their chances of getting on the refuge will be increased. The whole idea behind this change is to spread opportunity and access to these fine refuges, according to a refuge spokesperson.