Woman dressed warmly in camouflage and standing in marsh reeds aims a shotgun into the air

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge offers waterfowl hunting for youth ages 17 and younger at our Riverboat unit (a separate unit that is otherwise closed to the public) and provides safe and quality education opportunities, mentorships, and introduce young people to hunting heritage. The youth waterfowl hunting program is operated in a manner consistent and compatible with the purposes and goals of the refuge. Hunting is permitted in accordance with all applicable State, Federal, and special refuge regulations. The application window for the 2022-23 season begins August 15, 2022.

Hunt Details

The application window opens August 15, 2022 and ends October 1, 2022. Please click this link - Youth Hunt Application - to apply for the lottery. If you are registering more than one youth, please be sure to submit a separate application for each one. If you have any questions, or problems with the application process, please contact staff at 503-625-5944, or by email at tualatinriver@fws.gov

2022-2023 Dates: November 12th, 20th, 26th; December 4th, 10th, 18th, 24th and January 1st, 7th

Time: Self check in 90 minutes prior to legal hunt time. Self check out no later than 1:00PM.

Location: Riverboat Unit of Tualatin River NWR

Cost: This is a FREE activity

Questions: Please contact the refuge at tualatinriver@fws.gov or 503.625.5944 with any questions

Changes, including cancellation of hunts, may be necessary depending on the status of COVID-19 restrictions and water levels. Any new information will be posted to this site as soon as it becomes available. 

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