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Mallard breeding habitat, combination license bills advance

Two state bills sponsored by California Waterfowl were approved in their houses of origin this week: AB 614 (funds Nesting Bird Habitat Incentive Program) and SB 470 (creates a combination hunting and fishing license).
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The Klamath Effect

The effects of little water for the nation's first waterfowl refuge ripple across the entire state. (From Summer 2021 issue of California Waterfowl Magazine).
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Legislation we'll back and fight

Bills California Waterfowl is supporting or opposing in the 2021 Legislature (from Summer 2021 issue of California Waterfowl Magazine).
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Changes at Suisun Marsh, Tulare Basin

An update on wetland work in the Suisun Marsh and Tulare Basin (from Summer 2021 issue of California Waterfowl Magazine).

Canine Corner: Going live

Opening day isn't the time to introduce your pup to feathers (from Summer 2021 issue of California Waterfowl Magazine).
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CWA welcomes new assistant magazine editor

California Waterfowl is pleased to welcome Julie Do as assistant editor of California Waterfowl Magazine. Do tells us how she went in a few short years from being someone who didn't even know she was interested in wildlife to working in communications for a robust and influential conservation organization.
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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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CWA lauds proposed aid package that would help Klamath refuges

California Waterfowl lauds a proposal by two congressmen from Northern California and Oregon to provide $57 million in aid for the Klamath Basin, including $2.5 million to help two national wildlife refuges that are drying up.
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Photo gallery: Lawmaker visits mallard nesting habitat

Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry toured a farm-country field today to see firsthand how cover crops can provide incredible nesting habitat for California's mallards (and gadwalls and red-winged blackbirds).
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CWA and partners stop dog breeder permit bill

A bill that would have prohibited someone from maintaining a dog kennel for breeding purposes without first obtaining a breeder permit is dead for the year.
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Bill would DOUBLE tax on guns and ammo in CA

CWA asked its supporters today to help fight a bill that would double the excise taxes on guns and ammunition in California.
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CWA receives nearly $2M in habitat improvement grants

A federal commission approved nearly $2 million in grants to fund California Waterfowl projects in the Imperial Valley and Central Coast.
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CWA partners with KOSC on summer youth camps

Hunter education camps return to Grizzly Ranch this summer, thanks to a partnership between California Waterfowl and Kids Outdoor Sports Camp.
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Extreme 2021 water disaster unfolds in the Klamath Basin

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced last week that it would be allocating only 33,000 acre-feet from the Klamath Project this year - an amount that will leave the Klamath Basin's farmers, national wildlife refuges and salmon runs in dire straits.

H&N article about impending crisis in the Klamath Basin

The Herald and News today featured an article by Alex Schwartz detailing the impending water crisis...

Statement: California Waterfowl’s position on mallard limits 

APRIL 7, 2021―California Waterfowl’s Board of Directors took action last week on an issue of great c...
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CWA SURVEY: Hunters speak out on 2020-21 season

April 6, 2021—Hunters reported a lower harvest for the 2020-21 waterfowl season in California, according to the results of CWA's annual end-of-season survey.

Newspaper article: This wildlife refuge is drying up. An anonymous rancher wants to save it.

Herald and News reporter Alex Schwartz reports on CWA's efforts to purchase water rights for the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge.
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California Waterfowl statement on the passing of Stephen D. Bechtel Jr.

March 16, 2021—California Waterfowl is deeply saddened by the passing on Monday of Stephen D. Bechtel Jr., a dedic...

Newspaper article: Botulism could decimate California wild ducks again. How hunters are trying to save them

Sacramento Bee reporter Ryan Sabalow writes about California Waterfowl's efforts to secure water rights for the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge.
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CWA sponsors bills to support local mallards, create combination license

California lawmakers have introduced two new bills that would benefit local waterfowl conservation e...
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Lower Klamath update: a huge step forward

March 4, 2021—In an exciting development, California Waterfowl has entered into an agreement to purchase rights to...
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Spring issue on its way to members

March 4, 2021—The Spring issue of California Waterfowl has begun landing in members’ mailboxes. Not a member?

Agony, ecstasy: Stories from California's newest hunters

Obstacles are different, but the consensus is the same: It's worth it to start waterfowl hunting. Co...