Ravenswood Ponds R1 & R2

There are at least four sources of rules and regulations applicable to the Ravenswood Unit of Don Edwards S.F. Bay NWR:

  1. Refuge regulations
  2. State regulations
  3. Unit-specific regulations
  4. Rules posted online or at the refuge or unit

On this page, you’ll find (a) an alphabetical summary of unit-specific regulations and rules posted online; (b) maps to hunt areas, check stations and ponds; (c) text of or links to unit-specific rules and regulations gathered from multiple resources; and (d) other useful info and links.  Warning shots!!!   Refuge regulations are also effect.

A. Waterfowl Hunting Info

  • California rules and regulations for using bikes or bicycles on national wildlife refuges, State wildlife areas, and State ecological reserves while while hunting for ducks and geese (scaup, brant, Canada geese, dark geese, snow geese, white-fronted geese, specklebellies, white geese); migratory game birds (doves, pigeon, snipe, waterfowl) resident small game birds (grouse, pheasant, ptarmigan, quail, turkey), resident small game (jackrabbit, rabbit, squirrel), big game (antelope, bear, deer, elk, pig, sheep), non-game (coyotes, crow, fox, raccoon), and/or fishing (bullfrogging, commercial fishing, crayfishing, crawfishing and sport fishing)

    Use of bikes

    Access: ONLY by foot or bicycle from either of two trailheads off Hwy 84

  • Blinds:
  1. Levees: NO digging into levees
  2. Permanent blinds: NOT allowed
  3. Pit blinds: NOT allowed
  4. Portable blinds: allowed but must be removed by sunset
  5. Preseason access: for scouting or blind construction is NOT allowed
  6. Temporary blinds: (a) may be constructed, but ONLY from natural, decomposable materials and (b) are later available for general use on a first-come, first-served basis. Warning shot!!! Collection or removal of natural materials is NOT allowed
  • Hunt Days: daily
  • Don Edwards SF Bay, Ravenswood Unit Ponds R1 and R2

    Ravenswood, Ponds R1 and R2

    Hunt Area: hunt ONLY from existing levees

  1. Open: west side of Dumbarton Bridge between Ravenswood Slough and Hwy 84
  2. Closed: within 300 feet of Hwy 84 or the PG&E Substation
  • Hunt days: daily
  • Hunt map: pic. right
  • Don Edwards SF Bay national wildlife refuge map of the Mowry Slough Unit

    Permit

    Permit: obtained by following the Refuge permit procedures, which are available online

  • Vegetation: collection or removal any natural materials is NOT allowed

B. Regulations

A. Migratory Game Bird Hunting. We allow hunting of goose, duck, and coot on designated areas of the refuge in accordance with State regulations subject to the following conditions:

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2. We allow hunting in the 17 salt evaporation ponds listed below. These ponds are surrounded by levees and were formerly part of the San Francisco Bay. We have not opened any other ponds.

i. Ponds R1 and R2 in the Ravenswood Unit. These ponds are located on the west side of the Dumbarton Bridge between Ravenswood Slough and Highway 84. You may access these ponds only by foot or bicycle from either of two trailheads off Highway 84. We prohibit hunting within 300 feet (90 m) of Highway 84. These ponds will be open 7 days a week.

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10. At the Ravenswood Unit only, we only allow portable blinds or construction of temporary blinds of natural materials that readily decompose. We prohibit collection of these natural materials from the refuge (see §27.51 of this chapter). You must remove portable blinds (see §§27.93 and 27.94 of this chapter) by legal sunset. Temporary blinds become available for general use on a first-come, first-served basis on subsequent days. We prohibit permanent blinds, pit blinds, or digging into the levees (see §27.92 of this chapter). We prohibit entry into closed areas of the refuge prior to the hunt season in order to scout for hunting sites or to build blinds.

  • California rules and regulations for the use of boats while on national wildlife refuges, California state wildlife areas, and California ecological reserves while hunting for ducks and geese (scaup, brant, Canada geese, dark geese, snow geese, white-fronted geese, specklebellies, white geese); migratory game birds (doves, pigeon, snipe, waterfowl) resident small game birds (grouse, pheasant, ptarmigan, quail, turkey), resident small game (jackrabbit, rabbit, squirrel), big game (antelope, bear, deer, elk, pig, sheep), non-game (coyotes, crow, fox, raccoon) and fishing (bullfrogging, commercial fishing, crayfishing, crawfishing and sport fishing)

    CA. Hunting Rules & Regulations

    2013-2014 Waterfowl Hunting Regulations

Hunting Areas

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Ravenswood Ponds R1 and R2

Located on the west side of the Dumbarton Bridge

Hunting is allowed seven days a week

Hunting is only allowed from the existing levees (top of levee to the toe of the levee). Boats are only allowed in the ponds to retrieve downed birds.

Access to ponds is by foot or bicycle from either of two trailheads off Highway 84 (Map 6)

Hunting is prohibited within 300 feet of Highway 84 and the PG&E Substation

Ref. pdf download from the Refuge’s Waterfowl Hunting Information webpage

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