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Turkey hunts, pig hunts and a fishing trip in our Hunt Program
We've got turkey hunts, pig hunts and even a fishing trip in our Hunt Program! Apply today! The deadline for hunts on April 20 and April 21 is THIS Saturday, April 6. The deadline for hunts on April 27 is next Saturday, April 13.


Check out the latest turkey success at our Sanborn Slough and Butte Creek Island Ranch properties!
Save the date - CWA State Banquet, August 3
Save the date for this year's California Waterfowl State Banquet. Taking place on Saturday, August 3 in Sacramento.
 
The State Banquet is the venue for annual awards presentations to the top volunteer committees, as well as some of the best raffle and auction items that can be found -- it's like a supersized version of your local fundraising banquet!
 
This year's banquet will be held at the Holiday Inn on J street. Look for details and package deals soon on our website and in the California Waterfowl magazine.
Advocacy update: junior licenses, fishing licenses, nutria eradication, roadkill salvage and more!
California Waterfowl’s advocacy team is hard at work in Sacramento, working to build support for a variety of bills that help waterfowl, wetlands and outdoorsmen and women. We’re also working with lawmakers to either defeat detrimental legislation, or alter bills to mitigate our concerns.
 
You can keep track of bills we support or oppose here, as well as read letters that detail our concerns about specific bills.
 
Bills we’re supporting this year include AB 284 to make permanent a law extending junior hunting license eligibility to age 17, AB 1387 to make fishing licenses good for one year from the date of purchase (and also allow hunting and fishing licenses to be displayed on your mobile phone), and SB 395 to allow people to pick up and salvage deer, elk, antelope or wild pigs struck by cars.
Teaching the teachers
California Waterfowl does a lot of wetland education programs in schools, but one way we expand our reach is with a March workshop for educators to help them bring the outdoors into their curricula - and to teach them about the role of hunting in conservation. Click here to read about what an eye-opening experience it was for educators this year.
Sign up for a CWA camp, save $50
Make 2019 the year you help a child or adult friend get into the conservation and hunting lifestyle by getting them into one of our incredible hunter development events! We have a variety of events that include hunter education, as well as events for newer hunters who want to develop their skills.

Sign up soon - most of our camps SELL OUT! If you sign up for any YOUTH camp and use promo code “early-bird” by May 1, you’ll save $50!

Large grant approved for CWA work at Imperial Wildlife Area
California Waterfowl’s efforts to provide water-wise enhancements for wetlands in Southern California got a big boost recently when the state Wildlife Conservation Board approved a $950,000 grant to fund much-needed habitat work at the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area.

Working in conjunction with Imperial County, which also contributed a $75,000 grant, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, CWA will improve water efficiency on wetland units T10 and S22, which total 425 acres.

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CWA camp returns to SoCal
California Waterfowl's Southern California youth camp was back stronger than ever last month after a two-year hiatus. Held at Mystic Lake, the camp gave kids the opportunity to complete their hunter education and to learn shotgun, rifle, archery, fishing and other outdoor skills. As a special bonus, the whole experience took place during this year's spectacular wildflower explosion in SoCal. To see more outdoor learning opportunities with CWA, click here
2019-20 waterfowl regs to be set soon
California Waterfowl's Regulations & Traditions Committee meets tomorrow to review proposals for the 2019-20 waterfowl season, including one to provide five additional days of duck hunting by ending the season on Jan. 31. To support CWA's effort to secure five extra days of duck hunting when the hunting is typically at its best, please click here - this website will help you contact members of the state Fish & Game Commission.

The commission meets on April 17 to set the regulations. The only other major change expected is returning the pintail daily bag limit to one, which is mandatory under federal regulatory frameworks.
Featured event
2019 Women's Fly Fishing Camp
Spend three days in beautiful Quincy learning to fly fish at Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch. This workshop is designed for all levels and equipment is available to rent.

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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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