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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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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 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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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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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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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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2023 Waterfowl Survey

According to the 2023 Waterfowl Population Status report recently released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), total breeding populations were estimated at 32.3 million breeding ducks in the traditional survey area — a 7% decrease from last year’s estimate of 34.7 million and 9% below the long-term average of 35.5 million since 1955.
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San Jacinto Wildlife Area Project Summary

California Waterfowl Association undertook complete reconstruction of all the infrastructure during the summer 2023 on the wetland at the entrance to the San Jacinto Wildlife Area.  The improvements have allowed independent water delivery to the wetland unit and complete drainage.
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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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New parking lots & walkways!

CWA's Chadd Santerre is busy at the Imperial Wildlife Area. Take a look and see all of the upgrades happening down south! Click the link at the bottom to see Chadd's video about the updates firsthand.
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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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Dennis Raveling Scholarship 2023 Winners

The 2023 Dennis Raveling Scholarship winners have been announced and the application window for the 2024 scholarship has officially opened! Congrats to Caroline and Mairin for receiving their scholarship award!
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Work at Imperial’s Wister Unit W11

Work at Imperial’s Wister Unit W11 continues, and we are nearing completion of the first 45 acre western most seasonal wetland unit
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RCPP Final Application Reminder

RCPP Final Application Reminder The application deadline for practices through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is fast approaching. To be eligible for participating in any practices this spring or fall, producers must sign up by May 1, 2023.
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Open Enrollment for Nesting Habitat on Private Lands

California Waterfowl Association is currently soliciting landowner applications for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Nesting Bird Habitat Incentive Program. The program is designed to enhance waterfowl nesting habitat this spring and summer.
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Pre-season pintail banding wraps up (photos, video)

Pre-season banding wraps up this week, and our team of biologists has exceeded their pre-season banding quota!
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PHOTO GALLERY: CWA biologists searching cover crops for mallard nests

CWA biologists located 20 nests in 127 acres of cover crop fields today - part of ongoing research about how wild ducks use agricultural fields.
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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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Reviews: Calls, coolers, jackets and more

by California Waterfowl staff (Originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of California Waterfowl...
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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...