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First order of the day - another dispatch from the Veteran Hunt Program

All around them, the woods began coming to life with the sounds of the marsh welcoming the day. Then there it was, the shock gobble from the roost and the clucking of the hens as the roosted birds scanned their surroundings for signs of safety before taking wing. 
 
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Veteran Hunt Dispatch: Geese at Critter's Place

The flock of geese came in like aircrafts on a bombing run. As they made their first run — wing flaps down and feet extended — there was no doubt they had their eyes on a target right in front of the hunters.
 
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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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All she wants for Christmas... another dispatch from the Veteran Hunt Program

When Steve Plotner got the call for the CWA Veteran Hunt at Denverton earlier this month, he figured things were looking up. Being in the Coast Guard can be demanding but Steve was looking forward to a day in the marsh. Of course, it didn’t take long for “Murphy” to enter...
 
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Reviews: Calls, coolers, jackets and more

by California Waterfowl staff (Originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of California Waterfowl...
 
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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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Late-season gear guide

by PHIL BOURJAILY (Originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of California Waterfowl) By late D...
 
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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...
 
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Goose Lake to flood, open to hunting thanks to TNC partnership

October 23, 2020—California Waterfowl’s southernmost wetland property – Goose Lake – was expected to remain dry this...
 
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CWA applauds USFWS for reopening Sump 1A to hunting

On Tuesday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided to reopen Sump 1A at Tule Lake National Wildl...
 
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Abundant honkers create target-rich environments

By DAN SKALOS Canada geese have expanded exponentially throughout much of California. These residen...
 
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CANINE CORNER: Retrieving memories

by JOSHUA MILLER/SportDOG® Brand Saying this has been an interesting year would be a complete un...
 
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WATER: Drought imperils waterfowl at refuge

by JEFFREY A. VOLBERG, DIRECTOR OF WATER LAW AND POLICY (Originally published in the Fall 2020 issu...
 
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Advocacy: Sponsor Drops Camp Regulation Bill

Here’s how we’re fighting for wetlands, waterfowl and hunting. Presented by Federal Premium Ammunit...
 
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Fall Flight Forecast: I Hope You Like Uncertainty...

CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL REACHED OUT TO DOZENS OF WATERFOWL AND WETLANDS BIOLOGISTS TO GET A BEAD ON O...
 
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2020-21 Waterfowl Season Update - Kern NWR

A brief update on the status of Kern National Wildlife Refuge. More refuge updates coming soon! Wate...
 
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Banding at Klamath

With help from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff, California Waterfowl’s waterfowl crew has been...
 
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CANINE CORNER: Your best season ever

BY JOSH MILLER, SportDOG® Brand (Originally published in the Summer 2020 issue of California Waterfo...
 
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ADVOCACY: New regulations, anti-hunting bills

2020-21 waterfowl regulations set Legislature to hear anti-hunting bills Members asked to give fee...
 
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HIP: Why that validation on your hunting license matters a LOT

A lot of things in life can be complicated. Like taxes and fuel-injected car engines. Fortunately f...
 
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Action Alert: Help CWA save duck hunting at Barrett Reservoir

Action Alert! The City of San Diego is currently considering closing Barrett Reservoir to waterfowl...
 
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16- and 17-year-olds must purchase adult hunting licenses for 2020-21 season

March 25, 2020—When 2020-21 California hunting licenses go on sale in mid-April, the state's 16- and 17-year-olds...
 
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Dispatches from the Veteran Hunt Program: A fair-weather 'snows storm'!

By Mike Peeters, CWA Veteran Hunt Program coordinator We expected 2 feet of snow, blowing winds and...