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F&G Commission Seeks Input From DFW on Benicia Waterfowl Hunting Ban Petition

The California Fish and Game Commission recently considered a proposal by a resident of the City of Benicia to ban waterfowl hunting on navigable waters, including Southampton Bay, and certain shoreline areas adjacent to the City.  CWA, along with many concerned hunters and other hunting groups, urged the Commission to reject the Benicia hunt ban petition. 
 
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New fee, new hope

A stamp surcharge provides funding to implement the Nesting Bird Habitat Incentive Program to help game birds.
 
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Advocacy update: gun tax and bear hunting ban

A huge proposed tax on guns and ammunition in California has failed, but a petition to the Fish and Game Commission seeks to ban bear hunting.
 
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2021's conservation wins at the Capitol

CWA continues to fight for waterfowl, wetlands and hunting.
 
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Our first big milestone… But still many miles to go

CWA successfully acquired a permanent water right for Lower Klamath, but there's still much work to be done in the fight for water.
 
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CA hunters step up for wildlife once again

The governor signed CWA-sponsored AB 614 late Thursday, ushering in an era of hope for beleaguered mallard and pheasant populations.
 
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State expected to stop treating Central Valley wetlands as polluters

The move would allow wetland managers to invest more in their wetlands.
 
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Updates from California Waterfowl's Advocacy Team

Read about a change in DFW's budget that will provide more money for waterfowl habitat programs, CWA's fight for a water right transfer, and the bills that CWA is sponsoring, supporting or opposing.
 
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CWA combo license bill passes key committee

State legislation sponsored by California Waterfowl to create a new combination hunting and fishing license passed the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee today.
 
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Members of Congress Honor CWA's 75th Anniversary

U.S. representatives Mike Thompson (D-Napa) and Doug LaMalfa (R-Biggs) introduced a House Resolution this week that recognizes the significance of California Waterfowl’s 75th anniversary. 
 
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Mallard breeding habitat, combination license bills advance

Two state bills sponsored by California Waterfowl were approved in their houses of origin this week: AB 614 (funds Nesting Bird Habitat Incentive Program) and SB 470 (creates a combination hunting and fishing license).
 
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Legislation we'll back and fight

Bills California Waterfowl is supporting or opposing in the 2021 Legislature (from Summer 2021 issue of California Waterfowl Magazine).
 
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Photo gallery: Lawmaker visits mallard nesting habitat

Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry toured a farm-country field today to see firsthand how cover crops can provide incredible nesting habitat for California's mallards (and gadwalls and red-winged blackbirds).
 
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CWA and partners stop dog breeder permit bill

A bill that would have prohibited someone from maintaining a dog kennel for breeding purposes without first obtaining a breeder permit is dead for the year.
 
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Bill would DOUBLE tax on guns and ammo in CA

CWA asked its supporters today to help fight a bill that would double the excise taxes on guns and ammunition in California.
 
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CWA sponsors bills to support local mallards, create combination license

California lawmakers have introduced two new bills that would benefit local waterfowl conservation e...
 
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Advocacy: What to expect from Sacramento and D.C. in 2021

Here’s how we’re fighting for wetlands, waterfowl and hunting. Presented by Federal Premium Ammunit...
 
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REPORT: CA's waterfowl breeding habitat needs attention

A new plan calls for nearly doubling brood-supporting wetland acreage in the Central Valley, and for substantially increasing nesting habitat in the Sacramento Valley.
 
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Lower Klamath backgrounder: biological opinions and their role in keeping LKNWR dry

One of the federal policy actions driving the lack of water for the Lower Klamath NWR is the develo...
 
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A key precursor to getting more water for Lower Klamath

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting comments on its draft environmental assessment of w...
 
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CWA works to keep cigarette tax 'waterfowl' funds state wildlife areas

After several meetings between California Waterfowl and the California Department of Finance, change...
 
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CWA to fight proposed bear-hunting ban

UPDATE: The Sacramento Bee reported on Monday that the author of the bill is no longer pursuing thi...
 
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Advocacy: The final score from the Capitol

Hunting, gun and conservation bills that CWA supported or opposed in the 2020 California Legislatur...
 
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Opening weekend mallard harvest down at key CA refuges

One of the (many) reasons California Waterfowl is concerned about the plight of the Lower Klamath N...