Women's Hunt Program

Program Sponsor

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Women's participation in hunting and fishing in America is growing rapidly, fueled in large part by their desire for healthy, free-range meat and outdoor activities that can include the whole family.

But women's participation still lags behind men's. California Waterfowl's Women's Hunt Program helps address that deficit with a wide variety of events for novice outdoorswomen in supportive environments, as well as events for women of all experience levels.

For novice events, gear - including firearms - is provided. The camaraderie happens all on its own!

If you have questions, please contact Jeff Smith at 530-305-9234 or jsmith@calwaterfowl.org

Three women prepare for a pheasant hunt with California Waterfowl.


women's events and classes


Women's Shooting Clinic and Sporting Clays (1-day)

  • Held each spring at CWA's Grizzly Ranch in Solano County
  • All experience levels welcome
  • Ages 13 and up welcome!
  • Guns, ammunition, targets, and ear and eye protection are provided
  • Shotgun, rifle and archery taught by trained instructors
  • More experienced shooters can try our challenging clays course (50- or 100-target packages)
  • Includes lunch and wild-game tasting

In addition to this women's shoot, we typically have three other fun shoots at Grizzly Ranch where men are also welcome - two for the general public and one for veterans.


Two women smile after a hunt with California Waterfowl.

Women's (Overnight) Waterfowl Hunts – Grizzly Ranch and Staten Island

  • All-level general waterfowl hunts for women
  • Hunt in singles or pairs in pit blinds.
    • Staten Island Flooded Rice
    • Grizzly Island flooded natural habitat
  • Volunteer guides are available to help each hunter. If a guide is not needed please make a note in your registration.
  • Three Women's Hunt Events to choose from: Two at Staten Island and one at Grizzly Ranch.  (individuals may attend only one of the three)
  • Food and lodging are included + CWA Membership
  • Expert mentors provided for novice hunters
  • All equipment available to borrow