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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2021 DELAYED WHEAT HARVEST INCENTIVE PROGRAM
California Waterfowl is now accepting applications for the 2021 Delayed Wheat Harvest Incentive Program. This program provides incentives for farmers to delay the harvest of winter wheat and other small grains to give wild duck nests in their fields time to hatch before harvest.

The 2020 pilot program was extremely successful, attracting strong interest from farmers and proving to be to be a cost-effective way to mitigate agriculture-wildlife conflict, with minimal disturbance to both wildlife and crops.

Incentives of $30 to $40 per acre to delay wheat and/or triticale harvest until July 1-15 offset costs associated with delaying harvest.

Click here for more information and to apply. The deadline is Feb. 26.
YEAR-END OFFERS EXTENDED!
It's 2021, but we still have five AWESOME OFFERS where you can help us protect hunting and conservation throughout the year.

This incredible give-and-get opportunity won't last forever! Don't miss your chance to support California Waterfowl’s critically important work and get some SWEET swag in the process.


Some of these items are currently out of stock due to high demand. Please allow a few weeks for complete delivery. If you have questions, call us at 916-648-1406. If you get voicemail, leave a message - a real person will call you back!
REVIEWS: CALLS, COOLERS, JACKETS & MORE
We’re not all work and no play. In fact, California Waterfowl staff members love duck and goose hunting as much as you do. And, as dedicated waterfowlers, we take our gear seriously. We figured we’d share with you what we liked and what we’d change about some of the products we’re using this season.

Click here for reviews on gear from YETI, Sitka, J.J. Lares, Banded and more!
ANOTHER DISPATCH FROM THE VETERAN HUNT PROGRAM
When Steve Plotner got the call for the CWA Veteran Hunt at Denverton earlier this month, he figured things were looking up. Being in the Coast Guard can be demanding but Steve was looking forward to a day in the marsh.

Of course, it didn’t take long for “Murphy” to enter – if things can go wrong, they will, so of course Steve got the call to head out. Duty calls!

Click here to find out how this story from Veteran Hunt Program Coordinator, Mike Peeters ends! You don't want to miss this!
CWA's 2021 GUN-A-WEEK DRAWING - CALENDARS SOLD OUT!
Thank you to everyone who purchased a 2021 Big Gun Drawing calendar. The calendars are now SOLD OUT!

The winner each week will be drawn using the California Lottery Daily 3 Wednesday evening draw numbers (takes place at 6:30 p.m.). Website: www.calottery.com/draw-games/daily-3 You can check the winner at any time using this website and we will post the winning number to our Facebook page.

Good luck to everyone! Our next lucky winner of the year will be drawn tomorrow night!
DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR POST-SEASON YOUTH, VETERAN AND GOOSE HUNTS IN HUNT PROGRAM

The post-season youth hunts, veteran hunts and goose hunts are about a month away! All zones except for the Northeastern Zone will have special youth hunts on Feb. 6-7 (hunters must be age 17 or younger and accompanied by a non-hunting adult), and veteran hunts Feb. 13-14. And we have some late goose hunts on February 20. We've got a bunch of special hunts on exclusive lands all over the state, including Bird Haven Ranch, Grizzly Ranch, Butte Creek Island Ranch, Sanborn Slough and more!

The deadline to apply for youth hunts, veteran hunts and goose hunts is THIS Saturday, Jan. 16.

Please click here for more information on how to apply.
SUBMIT YOUR HUNT PHOTOS
There's about a month (or so) of the season left! Have you had any memorable hunts yet (and we hope you HAVE!)?

Send your photos and a brief description of your hunt to our magazine editor and you might see them in an upcoming issue of California Waterfowl!

We are constantly looking for "first" photos, photos of youth, photos of bands and anything unusual. Email them to jgeiger@calwaterfowl.org.
REGULAR SEASON END DATES & LATE SEASON OPENERS
The duck and goose seasons both end on the same day this year (Jan. 31) but there are still a myriad of season closing dates, late season opening dates AND the new Veteran Hunt Days.
 
Click here to see the run-down of dates, as well as spring goose seasons and Youth Hunt Weekends for hunters ages 17 and younger.
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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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