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Groundwater Pumping Exemption Bill for Wetlands Clears Assembly

In January, Assembly Bill 828 (Connolly), which would provide a 3-year exemption for managed wetlands from much of the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), passed the floor of the State Assembly and will next be heard in the State Senate. 
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CWA Wetlands team started a 500 acre project adjacent to the Colorado River near Blyth California

California Waterfowl through funding by the WIldlife Conservation Board started construction just after the first of the year on a 500 acre project that will be improving 60 acres of seasonal wetland habitat and 440 acres of irrigated food plot habitat adjacent to the Colorado River near Blyth California. 
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Special Youth Hunt days were a huge success!

While duck season was not a great season for most hunters this 2023-2024 season, the youth hunt was quite the opposite.
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Governor Appoints New Member to California Fish and Game Commission

Amongst many other responsibilities, the 5-member Commission approves annual waterfowl seasons and bag limits, other hunting regulations and the allowable uses for the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s State Wildlife Areas.
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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™
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Recent Work at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area Update

Summer and Fall work were quite productive at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area. Interior and exterior levee repair was a focus as well as replacing and repairing multiple drain pumps facilitating increased circulation and faster drainage which is imperative to management in brackish marshes
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CWA traveled this week to San Diego for the CA Fish and Game Commission meeting

CWA went to San Diego and spoke with CA Fish and Game on a number of key advocacy focused initiatives and programs. Topics discussed on site ranged from securing additional support for water rights for Klamath to adding a new Wildlife Area in El Dorado County and much more.
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CWA Advocacy update - H.R. 6854 Introduced

California Waterfowl has joined with our partners at Delta Waterfowl and Ducks Unlimited to support federal legislation that would provide critical breeding habitat for waterfowl both in California and the Prairie Pothole Region of the Upper Midwest.
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9th Annual Owens River Clean Up

The 9th Annual Owens River Clean Up hosted by California Waterfowl Association was another big success. Clear skies and warm weather brought out dozens and dozens of volunteers from far and near to help clean up the Owens Valley. It was a great morning of networking

Canine Corner: Blind Retrieves, Part 4 - Putting it all together

In the last installment of our 4-part series, Tom Dokken explains the final steps of helping your dog advance even further with their blind retrieves during your training sessions. 
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Advocacy: DFW lands regulations package, hunt ban petition, AB 28 update and request for more hunts at San Joaquin

Here’s how we’ve been fighting for wetlands, waterfowl and hunting.
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Winter issue on its way to members

December 1, 2023 — The Winter issue of California Waterfowl has begun landing in members’ mailboxes.
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Duck Confit Garlic Fries 

Duck Confit Garlic Fries  Prep: 10 mins  Cook: 12-24 hours Active cooking: 15 minutes 
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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 Popular Rice Levee Program is now open for applications

The Rice Levee Program pays rice farmers to provide waterfowl nesting habitat on the levees, in planted rice fields, during the spring and summer. Applications for the 2024 Season will be open from September 25 – October 30, 2023
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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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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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The Give it Twice Trust

If you are like many parents, you desire to give equally to your children with the belief that equality is more likely to lead to peace in the family. If you have multiple children, it is likely that some are more financially responsible than others.
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An excellent nationally published article on the Klamath Basin

"A PLEA FOR WATER & HABITAT IN THE KLAMATH BASIN" Written by Shawn Swearingen and Jordan Rash - Helping to point a nationally based focus on the travesty at the Klamath Basin and its importance to the Pacific Flyway and beyond. Please read this story published through and shared through our news site for the entire article.
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Advocacy: 30x30 initiative, pintail model requests and ammunition/gun tax updates

Here’s how we’ve been fighting for wetlands, waterfowl and hunting.
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Fall issue on its way to members

September 1, 2023 — The Fall issue of California Waterfowl will soon be landing in members’ mailboxes.
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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