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Turnbull Refuge allows youth waterfowl hunt


The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service will open Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge to a limited entry youth waterfowl hunt in Fall 2013. The two-day youth hunt will run concurrently with the State youth waterfowl season, usually the last weekend in September.

Hunters will be restricted to a limited number (up to eight hunting sites) of fixed spaces depending on fall water levels. Two youths (under the age of 16) and the accompanying non-hunting adult(s) (at least 18 years of age) will be allowed at each site. Youth hunters will be selected from a random drawing.

Applications are accepted at the refuge or by mail from Aug. 1-15.

Applications should be submitted on standard U.S. Postal Service postcards and include the youth’s full name, address, and telephone number. Youths may apply with a youth friend or youth sibling on the same application. Mail postcards to Refuge Manager, Turnbull NWR, 26010 South Smith Road, Cheney, WA, 99004.

For more information about the specifics of the youth waterfowl hunt program, call the refuge at 509-235-4723 or visit the refuge’s Visitor Activity page at


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