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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 Molly Maupin, CWA's Education Coordinator at 916-532-9682 or mmaupin@calwaterfowl.org.

Three women prepare for a pheasant hunt with California Waterfowl.

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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.

 


Women's Waterfowl Hunts – Butte Sink

  • All-level general waterfowl hunt for women
  • Individuals will hunt either Sanborn Slough or Butte Creek Island Ranch
  • Hunt in pairs in natural marsh
  • Food and lodging are included
  • Expert mentors provided for novice hunters

A hunter poses after a hunt with California Waterfowl.

Women's Waterfowl Hunts – Staten Island

  • All-level general waterfowl hunts for women
  • Two dates to choose from in December and January
  • Individuals may participate in one of the two hunts
  • Hunt in pairs across flooded corn fields in stand up blinds
  • Food and lodging are included
  • Expert mentors provided for novice hunters
  • Special sandhill crane viewing and talk with each hunt

Two women smile after a hunt with California Waterfowl.

Women's Waterfowl Hunts – Grizzly Ranch and Denverton

  • All-level general waterfowl hunts for women
  • Hunt in singles or pairs in pit blinds across well managed duck ponds
  • Two hunt dates to choose from: One in December at Grizzly Ranch, and on in January at Denverton (individuals may attend only one of the two)
  • Food and lodging are included
  • Expert mentors provided for novice hunters
  • All equipment available to borrow