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CWA's 2020 75th Anniversary Gun-a-Week Drawing
Help us celebrate 75 years of inspiring conservation AND get a chance at winning a gun PER WEEK in 2020!

How, you ask? By purchasing our limited edition 2020 75th Anniversary BIG Gun Drawing calendar! Only 1,000 will be printed so get yours NOW!

The winner will be drawn using the California Lottery Daily 3 Wednesday evening draw.

Call 916-648-1406 ext. 104 to order a calendar TODAY or click here for a downloadable PDF order form.
Apply for hunts on private land TODAY!
While applications for opening day hunts have passed, we still have a TON of killer hunts in our Hunt Program! How about FREE veteran hunts?! Family hunts on exclusive private lands?! Pig hunts?! Turkey hunts?! AND... first-come, first-served hunts will be added SOON!

Also, be sure to check out our FIRST EVER guided honker hunt, donated by NorCal Wingshooting!

Hunt in the San Joaquin Valley? We've got some NEW waterfowl hunts, just for you!

Victories at Klamath
California Waterfowl is still fighting for a permanent fix to the man-made water crisis at the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, but we're excited to report two small victories: The refuge has gotten funding to repair three pumps that have not been working well for the past couple years. Once repaired, those wells can be used to help flood the refuge with well water. And four waterfowl hunting units are at various stages of flooding as we head into the Northeast opener this weekend, thanks to a generous gift of water from farmers over the past month. Of the four, the very large Unit 6A is farthest along.

Lower Klamath provides critical breeding and molting habitat for California mallards, as well as vital staging habitat for Pacific Flyway migrating waterfowl, but growing water diversions to support endangered fish species are destroying the refuge - and not helping the fish. Learn more about the issue here.
If you haven't yet contacted Gov. Gavin Newsom urging him to veto a bill to ban bobcat hunting in California ( AB 1254), please click over to our Action Center  here. Even if you don't hunt bobcats, we should all be concerned when the Legislature tries to ban a type of hunting based solely on emotional considerations, not science. Click  here if you'd like to read a detailed letter about why we oppose this bill. To see all the bills CWA has taken a position on, click  here.

On Tuesday, the governor signed a bill supported by CWA:  AB 256 (Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters), which will incentivize winter rice flooding in the Central Valley. Click here to learn more.

Oct. 13 is the deadline for Newsom to sign or veto bills sent to him by the Legislature. If you'd like to receive action alerts from CWA on bills of importance to waterfowl and hunters, click  here.
Save the Date! CWA's 75th Celebration
Come help us celebrate 75 years of inspiring conservation!

  • August 28-30, 2020
  • Charles Krug Winery, St. Helena

More event details to be released SOON!
Renew your CWA Membership - Get a Banded dry bag!
Sign up or renew your CWA membership today and we'll send you a Banded arc welded dry bag FREE! Sign up for two years and we'll send you TWO BAGS!

Already a member? Sign up a friend or extend your membership. Click here to get your FREE dry bag(s).

Our members are the driving force for wetland conservation, youth education, hunter training and advocacy for hunters in California. Thank you for your support!

Veterans storm the bay on the Blue Runner
Salmon were our intended target for the day and early reports indicated big ones were being caught off the Northern California coast. We were primed, lined, and ready for hook-up … and then came the call we all were dreading … “Major storm coming from the north, very high winds, too rough to leave the Bay, we have to redirect the attack.”

With our current lineup of veterans stretching from Vietnam to the War on Terror we were well seasoned to adjust to a shifting battlefield. Well, how bad could it be? We still had a day of fishing in the Bay and although we would not be chasing salmon, halibut and striper are a lot of fun. So, like the flexible veterans we are, we saluted the flag, cast off the lines and pointed the bow towards the striper and Area of Operation awaiting us!

Read the rest of Veteran Hunt Coordinator Mike Peeter's story here.
The case of the not-so-bullish sprig
California Waterfowl biologists trap and band thousands of ducks each year. As part of the banding process they record the gender, weight, general age and other identifying characteristics of the birds.

While juveniles and some molting adults can take a little work to determine their sex, most adults close to hunting season are usually easy to identify.

Every so often, though, our biologists encounter an oddball that causes them a double take. Such was the case on September 19.

Click here for the complete story on this peculiar pintail AND an update on our preseason banding efforts.
Featured event
A banquet in our own backyard! Don't miss the Placer County Banquet on Nov. 8 at the Rocklin Community Center. FREE youth and veteran raffles!
Register 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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