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CWA's 2021 Gun-A-Week Drawing
We're doing it again! Get a chance at winning a gun PER WEEK in 2021!

How, you ask? By purchasing our limited-edition 2021BIG 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 numbers.

Call 916-335-9604 to order a calendar TODAY or click here for a downloadable PDF order form.
HUNTING LIMITED AT KLAMATH REFUGES
Waterfowl season opens in the Northeastern Zone on Saturday, but hunting will be extremely limited at the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuges due to ongoing water shortages.
According to the refuge, this is what's open this weekend:
At Lower Klamath, hunting will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in harvested grain fields only (currently units 4A, 4B, 7A & 8B have been harvested). All marsh units are still dry and will be closed until further notice, and no additional water deliveries are expected until December.
At Tule Lake, hunting will be open with a draw permit required for the opening weekend. Hunting will be available in the fields only, and the harvest of contracted grain is complete, though there are several fields that have not been harvested because of soil protection programs or coop trade. These fields will be open to walk-in hunting only. Sump 1A is closed for the season due to limited habitat and the ongoing botulism outbreak. Sump 1B is closed for now. It is currently flooding, but not enough to open the unit. And botulism is present there as well.
Complete details are available here. California Waterfowl continues to fight to restore adequate water supplies to the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more here, and if you'd like to receive our new monthly Save Lower Klamath! e-newsletter, click here.
APPLY FOR HUNTS ON EXCLUSIVE LANDS TODAY!
While applications for opening day hunts have passed, we still have a TON of killer hunts in our Hunt Program! How about family hunts on exclusive private lands?! Pig hunts?! Turkey hunts?! AND... first-come, first-served hunts and veteran hunts will be added SOON!

We are also bringing back the ever-popular North Ranch family hunts!

ACE ACT PASSES
Today, an informal coalition of conservation and hunting organizations cheered the House passage of S. 3051, the ACE Act. The coalition includes California Waterfowl, Delta Waterfowl, Ducks Unlimited and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
The ACE Act, which is now headed to the president, reauthorizes the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) - a critical source of funding for wetland conservation and restoration on public and private lands. Widely regarded as the nation’s most successful wetlands restoration program, NAWCA funds have been used in California for wetland restoration and enhancement efforts not only on duck clubs and other private lands, but also public areas that are open to waterfowl hunting across the state. The habitat work done through NAWCA significantly increases the food resources on managed wetlands by promoting the growth of smartweed, watergrass, swamp timothy and other moist-soil vegetation favored by waterfowl.
Click here to read our coalition press release, and here to read Rep. Mike Thompson's press release.
LAST CHANCE FOR FEDERAL DUCK STAMPS
Order your 2020-21 Federal Duck Stamps TODAY to ensure you receive your stamps before the upcoming season. Order online by clicking here and we’ll conveniently mail them to you!
 
Make sure you include a $50 donation and we'll send you a 75th anniversary CWA hat and multi-tool knife set FREE! These are our most popular 75th anniversary items and are in stock and ready to ship.
NOT YOUR DADDY'S SPORTING CLAYS!
If you've ever wished sporting clays were just a bit more... ducky, do we have an event for YOU! CWA is teaming up with Raahauge's in Dunnigan for a super fun "Opening Day" clay shoot on Sunday, Oct. 11. Shooters will be in two-person teams shooting 100 targets each, but rather than the normal sporting clays setup, we're going to make these targets as ducky as possible. Incoming pair? You take the one on the left, your buddy the one on the right! Cost is $250 per team, which also includes lunch, our killer 75th anniversary hat and adding one year to your membership in CWA.

Click here to come join us!
THE TIME FOR ACTION!
What happens in our state's and nation's capitols can have a huge impact on our ability not just to hunt and shoot, but to conserve crucial wildlife habitat - you'd think habitat legislation would be a slam dunk no matter who's in charge, but it's never that easy. That's why California Waterfowl's board created the California Waterfowl Legislative Action Fund - essentially a sister organization of CWA's, funded separately, that focuses on legislative action, including elections that lay the groundwork for future legislation. You can learn more about this organization, and how to support its mission, by clicking here.
SAVE KLAMATH! MOMENTUM GROWS
In discussions with Congress and the U.S. Department of Interior, California Waterfowl has often been the sole conservation and hunting advocate for Lower Klamath – most of the battle centers on water for farms, tribes and fish, not waterfowl. But more conservation organizations are joining us in the fight. Last week, 12 other organizations that are part of the American Wildlife Conservation Partners sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt asking for:
 
-Up to $60 million to purchase senior water fights for the refuge.
-Assurances that the Klamath Project can be used to store and deliver any purchased water rights.
-A source of affordable power to facilitate pumping water from Tule Lake to Lower Klamath.
 
2020 WIN-A-TRUCK RAFFLE
Our 2020 Ford F-150 XLT 4X4, is now fully UPGRADED! Check out the Bodyguard Bumpers, Dick Cepek tires, Rigid lights and MORE! Get your tickets now for a chance at winning this beast, provided by our friends at Corning Ford, and TONS of additional prizes!

NEW EARLY BIRD ADDED!
Get your tickets before Oct. 30 and be automatically entered to win a custom Rob Roberts Benelli Ethos 20 gauge!

Buy a $1,000 raffle pack and get automatically entered to win a 2-person, 2-day hunt with Merlo Waterfowl Company that will be filmed by The Fowl Life TV Show!

Tickets are only $25 each. Click the link below to download an order form today!

EARLY CANADA GOOSE SEASON IS HERE!
The early large Canada goose season in the Balance of State Zone starts this Saturday, Oct. 3 and runs through Oct. 7 (except in the North Coast Special Management Area). The limit is ten.

Are you going? If so, send us your pics and we just might use them in a future issue of California Waterfowl! Email them to Editor John Geiger at jgeiger@calwaterfowl.org.

Did you know California Waterfowl’s Regulations and Traditions Committee was instrumental in getting this season established? They also lobbied hard to get the generous bag limit. Interested in learning more about the committee or perhaps even joining? Click here.
DUCK, GOOSE SEASONS START OCT. 24 IN THREE ZONES
An alert California Waterfowl Magazine reader noticed that a calendar entry in the Fall issue had two dates – Oct. 24 and 28 – listed as the duck and goose openers for the Balance of State, Southern San Joaquin Valley and Southern California zones. The opening day is actually Oct. 24. Keep in mind that scaup doesn’t open until Nov. 7 in those three zones.

Click here for all the 2020-21 season dates and bag limits, and click here to order a poster of season dates and shoot times for upland and waterfowl hunting throughout the state.
NEW SHIRTS & SWEATSHIRTS!
Click here to start shopping today!
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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