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CWA'S FIRST EVER LIVE AUCTION EVENT - JULY 8, 5PM
CWA’s first-ever Virtual Live Event is less than a week away! A real raffle (with a raffle drum) and a real LIVE auction with auctioneer! Call Dan, Tim or Darren for raffle tickets and get registered now.

Click here for more information and a sneak peak at the auction items!
LOWER KLAMATH LOSES ITS ONLY PROMISED WATER
The beleaguered Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge has lost its only promised source of water for the year. California Waterfowl is working hard to find replacement water. Thousands of flightless ducklings are counting on it, as are the tens of thousands of birds that normally use the refuge as safe haven during the molt, when they are flightless.

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WEEKLY AUCTION SPOTLIGHT
Have you seen our weekly online auctions?! Not only can you bid on the same high-quality exclusive items and once-in-a-lifetime hunts available at our local banquets, but we have NEW and EXCITING items every week! How about the original 2011 CWA Decoy of the Year by Jerry Harris?! This beautiful wood duck decoy is perfect for the man cave or duck club. Bid on it this week!

Also available:
  • Joanne Graham "Lesson Plan" original art
  • Four person hunt at Northern Flight Duck Club
  • A case of cabernet from Chateau Montelena

And SO MUCH MORE!

Click here to register and start bidding TODAY!
2020 WIN-A-TRUCK RAFFLE
Our raffles are BACK! And we are celebrating with a NEW Win-A-Truck Raffle! Get your tickets now for a chance at a 2020 Ford F-150 XLT 4X4 truck, provided by our friends at Corning Ford , and TONS of additional prizes! 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!

DESPITE $54 BILLION STATE BUDGET DEFICIT, DFW FUNDING MOSTLY INTACT
The California Legislature recently approved and Governor Newsom signed the 2020-21 State Budget, a $202.1 billion spending bill which helps close a $54.3 billion deficit stemming from the economic fallout of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Significant cuts had been proposed in the Governor's May Revise to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's (DFW) operating budget. But after lobbying by CWA and many other conservation groups, including our waterfowl and wetland partners on the Central Valley Joint Venture https://www.centralvalleyjointventure.org  (most notably the Defenders of Wildlife), most cuts were fortunately avoided.

CWA's main focus had been on protecting funding for DFW's lands, most notably its Type A and B Wildlife Areas that include managed wetlands and other key waterfowl habitat that require costly annual maintenance and enhancement work. Our lobbying efforts not only included testimony before the Assembly and Senate budget subcommittees and many meetings with key legislators and their staff, but also a legislative wetland tour in February of Gray Lodge Wildlife Area that highlighted DFW land funding issues such as increasing mosquito abatement, water and noxious weed control costs.

While we were unsuccessful in shifting additional Cigarette Tax monies (which historically have been used for waterfowl purposes on DFW lands) to DFW's Comprehensive Wetlands Program, the approved 2020-21 State Budget ultimately included a $2.1 million increase for DFW's Land Management Program from other fund sources. These "new" monies for the support of DFW lands are a positive step especially considering the exceedingly difficult budget environment; however, much more needs to be done to address DFW's chronically underfunded and understaffed Wildlife Areas.
DOVE HUNT APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Dove hunt applications available NOW!
Are you ready for dove season? Applications for dove hunts are now available! Don’t miss your chance at the first-ever dove hunts at Sanborn Slough and Butte Creek Island Ranch. Both properties have safflower plots that hunters will be able to hunt over!

We also have a "dove hunt package" at Goose Lake for Sept. 1st and 2nd. SoCal hunters, this is only about a two-hour drive! And overnight camping is available!

Apply today!

EGG SALVAGE PROGRAM CONTINUES DESPITE COVID CRISIS
Our waterfowl biologists are continuing their important work with wildlife-friendly farmers to rescue duck nests imperiled by normal farming operations, incubate and rear the ducklings, then release them into the wild. Check out yesterday's  livestream video on Facebook  from the Rancho Esquon egg salvage hatchery, and a  video by the California Rice Commission last week  of our first-ever release of egg salvage ducklings fitted with GPS transmitters!
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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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