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2019-20 waterfowl regs set
California’s waterfowl hunters will enjoy an extra five days of hunting in January in most of the state this coming season, thanks to the Fish and Game Commission’s  approval of a Jan. 31 closing date in the Balance of State, Southern San Joaquin Valley and Southern California zones.

California Waterfowl fought for this change, which will add hunting opportunity during what is usually the peak of the hunting season.
This is the first year the option has been allowed by federal regulatory frameworks.

For complete 2019-20 regulations, click here.
Spring and summer fun!
If you are looking for some hunter-conservationist spring and summer fun for the whole family, look no further than California Waterfowl! Check out this list of events that are coming up FAST!:

Click here for more information and a complete list of upcoming events. We have a TON!
Lobby Day
While hunters in California can feel it’s always an uphill battle at the Capitol, California Waterfowl has been successful in fighting some of the worst pieces of legislation. You can help. Mark August 14 on your calendar and join CWA staff and other hunters and conservationists for our annual Lobby Day.

For more information, click here.
Camp Sprig summer camps
Our five-day Camp Sprig events are less than one month away. Act now before they fill up. CWA summer camps are broken into three types – Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 camps. Level 1 camps include California Hunter Education certification. Level 2-3 camps assume a certain level of hunting knowledge and are designed for campers who have hunted at least one season.

Click here for more information and to get your youth registered today!
Summer jobs at Camp Sprig
Camp Cook: Manage the camp’s food service operation within the established budget and maintain high standards of health and sanitation. Supervise kitchen staff, the ordering and preparation of food and menu planning.  Click for more information and to apply.

Camp Sprig Assistant: Selected candidates will receive extensive hands-on work experience to complement classroom education and prepare for future employment in youth education, recreation and/or event planning. Camp assistants will learn about waterfowl and waterfowl hunting, as well as wetlands, wildlife and conservation. Click for more information and to apply.
Survey: Hunters are willing to pay for breeding habitat
Nearly three out of four Golden State waterfowl hunters surveyed by California Waterfowl would be willing to pay a surcharge of up to $5 on their duck and upland hunting stamps to fund nest cover projects to help grow the local mallard and pheasant populations.

This was one of many findings of a survey of more than 1,500 CWA members and supporters last month about their 2018-19 waterfowl seasons and their preferences about regulations and public land hunt programs.

Click for full story and detailed survey results.
Taking charge of a banquet ... at 17!
As the committee for California Waterfowl’s  Inter Mountain Banquet  in McArthur gathered for a quick photo before the start of its 25 th annual dinner last October, Mackenzie Warnock stood out from the rest of the group. Maybe it was the  Howa American Flag rifle  from the raffle table that she was holding. Or maybe it was the fact that, at 17 years old, Warnock was the youngest committee chair or co-chair in the history of CWA.

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Featured event
Attention SoCal Veterans!
Don't miss the Memorial Day veterans' and kids' fishing charter heading out of Long Beach on May 27. This is a FREE event!

For more information and to reserve your spot click here.
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California Waterfowl is a 501c3 organization whose mission is to grow California’s waterfowl populations, wetlands and hunter-conservationist communities.

Our vision is a California with thriving waterfowl populations, vibrant wetland ecosystems and respected hunting communities.
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