Hunting Season begins in October each year. This page updated for 2019-20 season.
NBVC Point Mugu is located within the Pacific Flyway and is comprised of approximately 2300 acres of wetland habitat. Consequently, there is a great variety and abundance of waterfowl species present during the fall and winter. NBVC Point Mugu complies with the State of California Department of Fish and Game waterfowl hunting regulations. The season is typically from mid-October through the end of January.
- NBVC Environmental Operational Procedure: Waterfowl Hunting outlines the waterfowl hunting regulations aboard NBVC Point Mugu.
- The Waterfowl Hunting Annual Information Notice outlines any changes or important information for the upcoming waterfowl hunting season, as well as the authorized hunting dates and times. Hunting is allowed only on Wednesdays (prior to 0730), Saturdays, and Sundays.
- Hunting is authorized in designated areas only to minimize any potential negative impact to protected and endangered species found at NBVC. Hunters found in violation of the Endangered Species Act or Migratory Bird Treaty Act are subject to fine and/or imprisonment. Blind locations are depicted here.
- Pre-season blind repairs are an opportunity for eligible hunters to earn preferred hunting chits.
- All eligible hunters must submit their Request for Duck Blind Assignment no later than 1100 each Monday for weekly blind assignments.
Any questions regarding the NBVC Waterfowl Hunting Program should be directed to the NBVC Waterfowl Committee at 805-890-7245 during the hunting season or during the off season to the installation Environmental Division at 805-989-3808.
Hunter Eligibility Requirements
Personnel eligible to hunt waterfowl aboard NBVC Point Mugu include active duty, reserve, and retired military personnel; current and retired DOD civil service personnel; and NBVC contractor personnel with an NBVC photo ID badge. At least one week in advance of their first hunt day, all personnel shall:
- Complete a Hunter and Shotgun Registration Form for all shotguns prior to bringing them aboard NBVC Point Mugu, for hunting. Non-registered shotguns are not allowed aboard NBVC Point Mugu. All hunting shotguns shall remain cased, unloaded, and secured in the hunter's vehicle, and only removed for use in hunting areas.
- Complete the NBVC Waterfowl Hunting Regulation Test and the Waterfowl ID test. Now ALL hunters must take BOTH portions of the test. Refer to "Ducks at a Distance: A Waterfowl Identification Guide" as a study guide for the waterfowl id portion of the test. New hunters (not including guests) must take the test in person.
- Submit the completed answer sheet to the Waterfowl Committee at fax number 805-989-1011.
- Submit a copy of state issued hunting license and federal waterfowl hunting stamps.
- Submit a signed DD2760 and Hazard Safety Brief before a blind will be assigned.
- First time hunters must view the NBVC introductory waterfowl hunting video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfxaVgEUmLo&feature=youtu.be
Common Waterfowl at NBVC
Another good reference is:
NBVC Waterfowl Hunting Notice for Blind Repair
All persons eligible to hunt waterfowl aboard NBVC Point Mugu are invited to participate in the annual repair of hunting blinds. Personnel eligible to hunt waterfowl include active duty, reserve, and retired military personnel; current and retired DOD civil service personnel; and NBVC contractor personnel with an NBVC photo ID badge.
- You MAY NOT sign up someone else.
- Volunteers will be accepted ONLY during the first three weeks of August (not before).
- There are a limited number of blinds in need of repair; therefore, volunteers will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.
- Volunteers will be notified of their assignments in early September and must be completed by the end of the month
- Volunteers earn six (6) priority chits to be used during the hunting season to increase their chances of getting a desired blind assignment.
- Submit your name and phone number(s) to the Waterfowl Committee at NBVChunting@verizon.net