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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.
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Assembly Bill 28 was signed into law this week

An unfortunate bill that adds an additional tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition.
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A bit of good news for Lower Klamath and Tule Lake NWR

Water acquired by CWA as part of a 3,750 acre-foot water rights purchase began again flowing into the refuge on September 18th despite flowage restrictions placed on neighboring Klamath Drainage District and the larger watershed
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The 2023 CA State Duck Calling Competition

The 2023 CA State Championship Duck Calling Competition was held over the weekend, there were people and duck callers of all ages out to show their support and passion for the art of duck calling!
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CWA, PF Waterfowl Groups Pen Letter to Service on Pintail AHM Revision

In anticipation of a draft pintail model being released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) this fall as part of the long-awaited pintail harvest strategy revision, CWA and several other state waterfowl associations within the Pacific Flyway have asked that it include certain elements to help ensure that, to the extent possible, it promotes expanded hunter opportunity
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Cal Waterfowl Proudly Presents Purina as Premier Alliance Partner

California Waterfowl is pleased to welcome Purina and its Purina Pro Plan brand as CWA’s latest Alliance Partner.
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CWA & CDFW partner for Hunter's Education Course

CWA & CDFW are partnering to bring a new hunter's education course being hosted at CWA headquarters on August 23rd & 24th. Just in time for the upcoming duck season!
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San Jacinto & Imperial Wildlife Area public hunters! Join CDFW to listen in and participate.

If you are a public lands hunter in either the San Jacinto or Imperial Wildlife area this is your time to participate in a call with the CA Department of Fish & Wildlife. Please use the prompts to participate.
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End of Season Survey Results

2023 CWA End-of-Season Survey. California Waterfowl uses the results to understand the needs, interests and preferences of waterfowl hunters in California. Opinions help guide our position on regulations and other public policy issues!
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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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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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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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Double trouble and a small-world story

In his latest Dispatch from the Veteran Hunt Program, program coordinator Mike Peeters finds him self seeing double on a rice check.
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Opening day success in the Hunt Program

Reports for opening day 2021 seemed to be mostly favorable, but in the CWA Hunt Program, they were off the charts!
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Projected opening weekend reservation quotas at Type A and B hunt areas

Drought in California is severely restricting water available to the state's wildlife areas and national wildlife refuges for waterfowl an estimate provided by property managers of the percentage of wetlands expected to be flooded in October.
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2021-22 Fall Flight Forecast

CWA Waterfowl Programs Supervisor Caroline Brady lays out conditions going into this hunting season.
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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...