Hunting

Water conditions relevant to waterfowl hunting are shown below.  Current conditions for the duck season opener on October 5 are shown by wetland cell in the the first table and for individual blinds in the second table.  Conditions will be updated here when possible.  You may view a map showing wetland cells and blind locations on the ODFW Ladd Marsh web page:http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/visitors/ladd_marsh/Game%20Bird%20Hunting.pdf

Water Conditions in Wetland Cells:

Habitat Management Unit

Wetland Cell Water Conditions

Tule Lake(East of Peach Road) All wetland cellsT-1, T-2   and T-4, T-5 and T-6 have fair water conditions (sloughs and low areas are full).
Peach Road(East of Peach Road and   northeast of Hwy 203) P-1 and P-2 have good water   conditions. P-3 and P-4 are dry.
Raceway(South and west of Hwy. 203) All wetland cells are dry   due to ongoing drought conditions.

Water Conditions at Blinds:

Blind No. Blind Type

Water as of Oct 5

1

Steel   Pit Blind

No Water

2

Cement Pit Blind

No Water

3

Cement   Pit Blind

No Water

4

Cement   Pit Blind

No Water

5

Portable   Metal Tubing Blind

No Water

6

Portable   Metal Tubing Blind

No Water

7

Portable   Metal Tubing Blind

No Water

8

Portable   Metal Tubing Blind

No Water

9

Portable   Metal Tubing Blind

 No Water

 10

Cement   Pit Blind

No Water

11

Portable   Metal Tubing Blind

No Water

12

Cement   Pit Blind

No Water

13

Portable   Metal Tubing Blind

No Water

14

Portable   Metal Tubing Blind

No Water

15

Wooden   Blind

Water

16

Wooden   Blind

Water

17

Portable   Metal Tubing Blind

Water

18

Portable   Metal Tubing Blind

Water

19

Cement   Pit Blind

Limited Water

20

Cement   Pit Blind

Limited Water

21

Portable   Metal Tubing Blind

Water

22

Steel   Pit Blind

Water

23

Cement   Pit Blind

Water

24

Cement   Pit Blind

No Water

25

Wooden   Blind

No Water

26

Wooden   Blind

No Water

 

Bird Hunting

For complete information regarding Oregon State and Federal hunting regulations, consult the current issues of Oregon Game Bird and Big Game Regulations, Oregon Administrative Rules, the Oregon Wildlife Code and the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations. Regulations regarding specific seasons, disguising sex of game species, waste of game animals and other general hunting rules can be found in the above references.

Blind

All units of the Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area except Refuges and Safety Zones are open to hunting Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and State Holidays during the pheasant, quail and waterfowl seasons. Motorized travel is prohibited. The area is closed between 10:00 pm and 4:00 am. Leaving decoys set out overnight (10:00 am – 4:00 am) is prohibited. Non-motorized boats are permitted. Possession or use of shot other than federally-approved nontoxic shot is prohibited at all times, except for authorized big game hunting (See Big Game Regulations for details).

The Glass Hill Unit (open April 11 – January 31) is open to hunting during any authorized season with the appropriate licenses or tags. Motorized travel is prohibited. Parking permits will be required beginning in January 2012.