Miner Slough Wildlife Area

California rules and regulations for hunting ducks, geese, scaup, brant, Canada geese, dark geese, snow geese, white-fronted geese, specklebellies, white geese, and migratory game birds on national wildlife refuges, California wildlife areas, and California ecological reserves

Waterfowl hunting

On this page, you’ll find area-specific regulations that supplement and/or supersede general use regulations, both of which are a condition for use and incorporated by reference into the entry permit. You’ll also find links to supporting law, websites, directions, hunt maps, and a suggestion box.

Warning shot!!! Remember, federal law also applies (link to our summary of the Migratory Bird Treat Act.) and additional may be located at the Wildlife Area that you can’t find anywhere else (e.g. check station, information kiosks, permits, reservations, road signs, etc.)


A. General Info

  • Miner Slough wildlife area map with directions.

    Directions

    Authorized Activities:

  1. Waterfowl hunting: geese and ducks (regs do NOT include coot & moorhen) ___
  2. Other activities: sport fishing, birdwatching and wildlife viewing

[ref. § 551(t)(14)]

  • City: Rio Vista (10 mi. north)
  • County: Solano
  • Facilities: none
  • Habitat: a small island and narrow peninsula extending from Prospect Island, with riparian vegetation of willows, cottonwoods, tules, and blackberries
  • Phone: (707) 944-5500
  • Recreational use: Type C
  • Region: 3. Bay Delta map
  • Size: 37 acres (approx. 10 acres above water high tide)
  • Waterfowl Zone: Balance of State WF Zone
  • Website: Miner Slough WLA

B. Waterfowl Season:

  • California rules and regulations of boats while hunting and/or fishing

    Use of Boats

    Access: ONLY by boat (see our Google map with boat launches and area location)

  • Archery: for waterfowl hunting, a bow and arrow, crossbow bolts with flu-flu fletching, and conventionally fletched arrows are allowed while sitting on the water from scullboats or similar watercraft but ONLY for the purpose of hunting AND within the designated hunt area. Warning shot!!! During archery season, archers may NOT possess a firearm while in the field hunting with a archery equipment (see our summary)
  • Boat ramps: see our Google map
  • Camping & trailers: NOT allowed

  • Hunt area: pic. left
  • Hunt days: DAILY
  • Hunter capacity: NO limit
  • Passes: N/A
  • Permits: N/A
  • Reservations: N/A
  • Weapons: NO rifles or pistols may be possessed—ONLY shotguns and archery equipment [ref. § 551(r)(33)]

C. Other Activities

  • Sport fishing in California

    Sport Fishing

    Sport fishing

  1. Common species: catfish, large mouth bass, crappie, striped bass are common in sloughs

D. Regulations

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

(48) Miner Slough Wildlife Area

Type C Area 37 acres

Location: Approximately ten miles north of Rio Vista at the junction of Miner Slough and Cache Slough. Daily Hunter Capacity: No limit. For information call (707) 944-5500.

(A) Method of Take Restrictions: No rifles or pistols may be used or possessed.

(B) Hunt Days: Daily during open seasons for authorized species.

(C) Authorized Species: Waterfowl.

(D) Camping and Trailers: Not allowed.

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