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Benelli signs on as CWA Corporate Partner
California Waterfowl is proud to announce  Benelli  has signed on to become our latest Corporate Partner.

"Here at California Waterfowl we are really excited to have Benelli join us as a Corporate Partner," said John Carlson, Jr., President of California Waterfowl. "Their high-quality products and solid support will help us achieve our joint goals of furthering outdoor traditions and conservation."

What distinguishes Benelli from the competition is the ultra-reliability and quality built into every gun based on superior technology and craftsmanship. Benelli's Inertia Driven® operating system incorporates total efficiency with complete reliability—best summed up as "Simply Perfect."

Whether you’re looking for a 12-gauge shotgun, a 20-gauge shotgun, a pump shotgun, or a specialty model, Benelli shotguns are simply perfect. Benelli offers the world’s largest selection, with more than 120 different models to choose from.

Look for Benelli products at your next CWA event!

Click to check out CWA's Corporate Partner Program.
Apply now for opening day hunts in the Hunt Program
California Waterfowl's Hunt Program kicked off the 2019-20 hunting season with dove hunts scattered throughout the state. We had many happy and successful hunters who hunted with CICC Outdoor Adventures, Fowl Pursuer Outdoor Adventures, Orchard Creek Conservation Bank and our own Goose Lake property.

October is right around the corner. Don't forget the September 21 application deadline for all October hunts including opening day hunts, a very special PLM Junior Deer tag and CWA’s first King Salmon fishing trip!

Save the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
We got some good news out of Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge this week as staff there anticipate an extra 3,000-acre feet of water available thru the end of September.
Due to the wet spring delaying plantings, the Klamath Project began delivering 50 cubic feet per second of its remaining water to LKNWR starting on Wednesday. The refuge will continue working with the reclamation and irrigation districts and, if the weather cooperates, are optimistic about hunting opportunities there this fall. 

Click for our NEW Lower Klamath webpage.
Click for a PDF graphic of Lower Klamath by the numbers.
Population survey: mallards need more than water to rebound
The  news from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife this summer was both discouraging and confusing: California’s breeding population of all ducks was down 14% this year, and mallards were down 12% – 28% below their long-term average.

It was discouraging because we had a wet winter and spring, which we expect to translate to good production, and confusing because lots of folks were seeing more mallard broods than usual in their wetlands.

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Fall issue of California Waterfowl
The Fall issue of California Waterfowl will soon be landing in members’ mailboxes, and we’ve got some great stories for our readers! Not a member? If you join now by clicking  here, then email Editor Holly Heyser at, she’ll mail you a copy of this issue.

Click for a complete review of this exciting, pre-season issue!
2020 California Junior Duck Stamp calendars available
The 2020 CA Junior Duck Stamp Calendars are in! Support this incredible program by purchasing a calendar or donating today.

Thousands of California school children have learned about the importance of waterfowl and wetlands through our Junior Duck Stamp program. Help support K-12 science education in the classroom and the field!

Click here to order one today!
Can wetlands survive the new groundwater law?
California has a new groundwater law that poses challenges to water users who rely on wells and pumps. Each water user has to ask, “Will I have enough water to go around?” and, “Can I afford to continue to pump water?” This will be particularly difficult for duck club owners, who usually do not have an income stream from their properties to absorb the costs.

In 2014, the California Legislature passed a new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). SGMA requires that each groundwater basin in the state form a Groundwater Sustainability Agency and formulate a Groundwater Sustainability Plan. The idea is to prevent overdrafting of groundwater that has depleted aquifers, caused land subsidence, reduced water storage and reduced surface water supplies in certain basins.

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Time is running out! Get your duck stamps TODAY!
Still need your 2019-20 Federal Duck Stamps? Don't delay, order today to ensure you receive your stamps before the upcoming season. Order online by clicking here.

Make sure you include a $50 donation and we'll send you a CWA-logo knife, pen and keychain set FREE! This richly styled set includes pocket knife, trapper knife, wood ink pen and leather key ring. The knives feature stainless steel blades and rosewood handles. Your support helps us conserve California's waterfowl, wetlands and hunting heritage!
Featured event
Join us for a mentored, women's waterfowl hunt at  Grizzly Ranch , California Waterfowl’s flagship property in the Suisun Marsh, on Nov. 8 and 9. This event is a great chance for novice hunters to learn decoy placement, duck calling and duck retrieving.

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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