News Advocacy

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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William ‘Bill’ James Quinn, 1941-2021

A longtime CWA board member, Quinn changed the landscape for waterfowl and wetlands in California, both literally and politically.
News Wetland restoration

Pair of grants approved for Wetland Work

Last week’s meeting of the California Wildlife Conservation Board brought more good news for ducks and duck hunters.

2021 Waterfowler's Hall of Fame

These are the leaders in biology, conservation, lawmaking and art the California Fish and Game Commission honored in 2021.
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YETI partners with CWA

California Waterfowl is pleased to announce YETI has renewed its corporate partnership with CWA.
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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.
News Advocacy

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.
News Veteran Hunt Program

Waterfowl hunt of a lifetime for veterans (VIDEO AND PHOTOS)

“Keep your heads tucked in,” the guides whispered as thousands of specks circled above the decoys, every one of them looking for the faintest hint of danger. Like a flight of aircraft on D-Day looking for the perfect landing zone, the specks finally committed, swarming into the decoy spread.
News Klamath

Infrastructure bill: an opportunity for Lower Klamath

The massive federal infrastructure bill signed into law by the president on Nov. 15 provides a significant opportunity to aid the parched Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge: $162 million to be used by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service earmarked for “Klamath Basin restoration activities.” 
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Winter issue on its way to members

December 1, 2021—The Fall issue of California Waterfowl has begun landing in members’ mailboxes.
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Ellis Stephens, 1920-2021

A CWA Diamond Benefactor, Stephens gave the organization an entire island in the California Delta, enjoyed now by many who could never afford an island of their own.
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Banded Holdings and SportDOG® Brand renew their corporate partnership

Banded Holdings and SportDOG® Brand renew their commitment to CWA and its mission.
News Klamath

Flyway Council presses Interior on water for Lower Klamath

The fight to save the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge gained another voice last month when the Pacific Flyway Council sent a letter to the Secretary of the Interior asking her to prioritize getting water to the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
News Advocacy

2021's conservation wins at the Capitol

CWA continues to fight for waterfowl, wetlands and hunting.
News Klamath

Big water victory for Lower Klamath

CWA's recent huge water victory for the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge could not have happened without the efforts of many people.
News Advocacy Klamath

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.

Canine Corner: Keeping up the standard

Chris Akin of SportDOG® Brand talks about why it's important to enforce - and reinforce - obedience with your dog throughout the year (from Winter 2021 issue of California Waterfowl Magazine).
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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!
News Klamath

CWA to feds: Release water for wetlands

California Waterfowl delivered an urgent request, co-signed by 13 other conservation organizations, to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on Monday asking it to release water from Upper Klamath Lake to flood dry wetlands in the Klamath Basin.
News Advocacy Mallards

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.
News Banding Waterfowl

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!

CUISINE: The Blind Burrito

When you get out this season, pack a meal that's easy to make, easy to eat, satisfying and healthy, too!
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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.