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F&G Commission Considers Several Issues of Interest to Waterfowl Hunters

CWA staff was in attendance at the latest meeting, representing waterfowlers all across the state.
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Advocacy: Pintail limit discussions, gun control bills, e-license consideration and more

Read about CWA's recent efforts in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Topics include firearm-related bill outcomes, support for e-licenses, pintail limit discussions and more.
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AB 160 Signed by governor, clears way for organizations to market shooting sports to youth again

We are happy to report that AB 160 was just signed into law by the governor. This state legislation exempts the communication and marketing of youth hunting, hunter education, sport shooting activities and competitions from restrictions put in place under AB 2571.
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USDA's APHIS allows limited import of waterfowl from Canada

In response to a number of hunting groups, including CWA, APHIS has modified their ban on the transportation of waterfowl from Canada for the upcoming season.
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Updates from CWA's advocacy team

Read about CWA's efforts to make youth groups accessible and extend the junior hunter age, and their opposition to gun control legislation and the repeal of the Pittman-Robertson Act.
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Action Alert - AB 1227, additional 11% excise tax on firearms & ammo

AB 1227 would place an additional 11% tax on arms and munitions.
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Hunter Input Needed on Refuge Hunting Access

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comments on identifying National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) or other Service -managed lands where members of the public would most like to see new or improved recreational access, including for hunting and other wildlife-dependent recreation. One of the stated purposes of the solicitation is to create more equitable access for all Americans.
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Anti-Gun Legislation Still Pending in CA Legislature

CA State legislature goes on recess, leaving anti-gun legislation pending. AB 1227 would place an additional 11% tax on arms and munitions and SB 505 would require gun owners to purchase liability insurance.
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CWA State Legislative Update

On June 24, California Waterfowl spoke at a number of hearings at the State capitol on bills of interest to hunters and other sportsmen.
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Advocacy updates and 2022-23 regulations

Read about CWA's opposition to a dog training restrictions bill and a Benicia hunting ban petition, CWA's fight for waterfowl conservation funding, and the new waterfowl regulations for 2022-23.
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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.