Veteran Hunt Program

California Waterfowl is proud to offer exceptional hunts and other outdoor opportunities to servicemen and women through its Veteran Hunt Program.

The program promotes wellness through outdoor healing and the camaraderie of fellow veterans. Participants have enjoyed hunter education courses, fun shoots, fishing trips and hunts for waterfowl, dove and turkey from the Klamath Basin to the southern San Joaquin Valley.

CWA coordinates all hunt details and supplies food and lodging, shotgun shells, guns, jackets, gear bags, duck calls, shirts, hats and more to all participants. Hunts are free and are limited to veterans.

All of these hunts are open to any veteran currently serving or who has served in the military, naval or air service and was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable. A committee reviews applicants and selects veterans best suited to enjoy the hunt.

In addition to these opportunities, the Hunt Program has blinds reserved on most lottery hunt days for people who are veterans and/or mobility impaired—click here for more information.

Want to read about some of our hunts? Click here.





HOODOO ISLAND Veteran turkey hunt

Hunt dates: 4/10, 4/17
Application type: Special Application
Cost: Free
Region: Sacramento Valley
For: Veterans or active-duty military*
Capacity: 1 hunter
Restrictions: None

Description: HooDoo Island, a portion of the Little Dry Creek unit of the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area in Butte and Glenn counties, consists of 130 acres of pristine wetland and riparian habitats. Butte Creek and Howard Slough flow around the island, creating a wildlife corridor teeming with wild turkey and other wildlife.

 Click here to visit our application website.




Feb 7, 2024

CWA on location at 2024 SHOT Show

CWA representatives were on hand for the 2024 SHOT Show to meet with corporate partners, meet with prospective new brands, and to represent CWA's Veteran Hunt Program with Realtree™

Sep 29, 2023

CWA's all new "Save it for the Blind" Podcast announced!

California Waterfowl proudly presents the Save it for the Blind podcast! Dive into the world of duck hunting, conservation, and legislation. With excellent guests and all things waterfowl being discussed. Come see or listen to CWA personnel and others discuss the duck blind and more.

Feb 7, 2023

CWA and SCI team up for a special veteran's pheasant hunt

Fifteen active duty and honorable discharged men and women took part in the FREE event at Lone Pine Pheasant Club.


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