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Only three multi-day summer camps left!
Sign up your kid for an outdoor summer camp today! Don't wait! We still have spots available in our THREE REMAINING CAMPS! There is a Level 1 camp taking place on July 14-18 (includes hunter ed) and a Level 3 camp (for youth with a few years of hunting experience) on July 21-24. Both camps are at the Grizzly Ranch Conservation Education Center and include duck banding (Level 1 only), hunting skills, shotgun shooting, rifle, archery, fishing and other wildlife conservation activities. Overnight lodging, food, firearms, ammunition and targets included.

We also have a Family Camp taking place July 26-28 – parents can attend with their kids! - and a two-day Youth Hunter Camp on September 7-8.

Fight for Lower Klamath continues
California Waterfowl continues to fight to restore water supplies to the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge - a key breeding and molting hub for California mallards, and an essential staging ground for waterfowl migrating through the Pacific Flyway.

On July 3, CWA Director of Water Policy Jeff Volberg met with agricultural water district managers and the Bureau of Reclamation in Tulelake to discuss delivering water from the Klamath Project to LKNWR this fall. The district managers made clear to Reclamation that they expect any water remaining after the irrigation season to be delivered to the refuge.

The refuge’s Unit 2 is currently flooded from a water transfer, and should still be flooded during hunting season.

CWA will continue fighting to keep America's first national wildlife refuge for waterfowl from becoming a duck desert, and will keep members apprised of any progress we make. If you'd like to be ready to speak up when the time is right, please sign up for action alerts here . Want to learn more about this issue? Click here .
Mallard breeding population down this year
California’s breeding population of mallards is down 12% over last year, and down 28% over the long-term average, according to a state Department of Fish and Wildlife survey released last month.

We don’t yet have the continental breeding population estimates, but for mallards, gadwall and cinnamon teal, it’s the California breeding population that matters most: Studies show about 70% of those birds that we harvest in California hatched in California.

The survey is conducted by air over the same geographic areas year after year, and always around the same late April and early May dates. It is not a complete census of waterfowl in the state, and it doesn’t reflect what people may be seeing on the ground today. But it remains a critical tool for tracking year-to-year trends.

Click here for the story, a full species breakdown and links to the complete report.
Mallard Meeting
California Waterfowl is convening a panel of experts Aug. 3 to discuss issues surrounding mallards in California and field questions from the audience. The meeting will take place in Sacramento the morning of CWA’s State Banquet.
Speakers include:

  • Dan Skalos (California Department of Fish and Wildlife) on the recent breeding population report
  • Brian Olson (CA DFW) on habitat issues and the Presley Program
  • John Vradenberg (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) on the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge and its role in the breeding & post-breeding cycle
  • Mike Casazza (U.S. Geological Survey) on duck movements during the breeding and molting seasons
  • Caroline Brady (CWA’s Waterfowl Programs Supervisor) on Egg Salvage and the role winter wheat plays for California’s breeding populations

The panel discussion will be held 1:30-3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in downtown Sacramento and is free and open to the public.
49th PFDA Wildfowl Art Festival
Don't miss the 49th Annual Pacific Flyway Decoy Association Wildfowl Art Festival taking place July 20 and 21 at the DoubleTree hotel in Sacramento. View TONS of original decoy art including the final judging of the CWA Hunting Heritage 3-bird Rig competition, and the selection of CWA’s Decoy of the Year.

Show starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

This is a great outing for families and birders.

For more information, go to . Children under 12 are always free and there will be kids' activities taking place all weekend long.

See you there!
Vets reel in the salmon on the Blue Runner
Another successful veteran fishing trip in the books! Thanks to Captain Todd Magaline and the crew of the Blue Runner for recently hosting 20 veterans from our Veteran Hunt Program.

Click here for the full story from Veteran Hunt Program Coordinator Mike Peeters.
2019 State Banquet - a celebration of volunteers
Get your tickets NOW for the 2019 State Banquet at the Holiday Inn in Sacramento on August 3.

Some of our planned activities include:

Friday, August 2
• 7 p.m. Casino Night & Welcome Reception in the Sierra Ballroom on the 16th floor. FREE

Saturday, August 3
• 9–11 a.m. Meeting of the Members & Board Meeting Free (coffee & pastries)
• 6 p.m. State Banquet in Grand Ballroom - space is limited to 350.

Click here  to get tickets today!

For more information contact Penny Perkins at (916) 648-1406 ext. 111 or via email at
Get your 2019 Super Raffle tickets. Time is running out!
CWA's 2019 Super Raffle is here! We've got TWO grand prize options: A Benelli Sportsman’s Package or a St. Thomas Villa vacation! We've also got hunt packages, the latest and greatest gear and, oh yeah, did we mention 17 FIREARMS?!
Tickets are only $25 apiece, six for $100, 14 for $200 and 24 for $300. Get a chance to win some AWESOME prizes while supporting California Waterfowl. Drawing will be held at our 2019 State Banquet on August 3 in Sacramento. Need not be present to win. 

Download a printable ticket order form  here. Get your tickets in NOW! Our early bird drawing deadline is July 19.
Member Proxy - Meeting of the Members
California Waterfowl will have the 2019 Meeting of the Members on August 3, at 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Downtown Sacramento. All members are invited, and we encourage you to attend.

The California Waterfowl bylaws require a minimum number of members present to constitute a quorum. If you cannot attend the meeting, please consider filling out a proxy online.

Click here  to fill out a proxy today. Members who complete the proxy by July 26, 2019 will be entered to win the California Waterfowl Decoy of the Year. This blue-winged teal decoy is a high-quality replica of the original award-winning decoy carved by Anthony Donato of Fresno. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this important item.
Registration for seven fall and winter camps starts THIS Monday, July 15!
State legislature outdoor sporting caucus shoot
In late June, CWA and partners sponsored a trap and skeet shoot for members of the state Legislature at the Yolo Sportsmen’s Association. The event, which was associated with the California Legislature Outdoor Sporting Caucus, was attended by about 110 legislators, their staff and representatives of the hunting and shooting community.

Click here for the complete story.
Featured event
Hey SoCal! Come support our efforts in the southern part of the state at the Chino Dinner on July 25.

The event is being held at Centro Basco hotel and restaurant.

Get tickets 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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