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...
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New gear reviews: Shotgun, call, waders and e-collar

California Waterfowl staff members love duck and goose hunting as much as you do. As dedicated water...
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Advocacy: What to expect from Sacramento and D.C. in 2021

Here’s how we’re fighting for wetlands, waterfowl and hunting. Presented by Federal Premium Ammunit...
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Collecting carbon to fund restoration

Wetlands sequester carbon, and that means wetland restoration can be part of the nation's greenhouse gas solution. A three-year CWA wetland restoration project with River Partners could become a model for future efforts.
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Delaying harvest worked out well for farmer, mallard hens

The successful Delayed Wheat Harvest Incentive Program paid farmers to delay harvesting and let mall...
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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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Lower Klamath: 2021 water prognosis not good

All indications are that the Lower Klamath NWR will not receive any water deliveries at all during...
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Lower Klamath: Solution hinges on new administration

(Originally published in the Spring 2021 edition of California Waterfowl Magazine.) by JEFFREY A. V...
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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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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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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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Applications open for 2021 Delayed Wheat Harvest Incentive Program

January 6, 2021—California Waterfowl is now accepting applications for the 2021 Delayed Wheat Harvest Incentive Prog...
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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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Klamath Update: The fight for every drop of water

by JEFFREY A. VOLBERG, DIRECTOR OF WATER LAW AND POLICY (Originally published in the Winter 2020 is...
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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...
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Winter issue on way to members

December 3, 2021—The Winter issue of California Waterfowl soon will be landing in members’ mailboxes. Not a me...
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California Waterfowl Announces Partnership with YETI Coolers

November 23, 2020—YETI Coolers recently signed on as a corporate partner in support of California Wate...
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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...

Hunting license sales up in California

Hunting license sales are up 9% over this time last year, according to data from the California Depa...
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An early snow fall - dispatches from the Veteran Hunt Program

A last-minute phone call from CWA about a Veteran Hunt opportunity was exactly the call Gary Wyhs, a Vietnam Veteran was hoping to get. Unfortunately, he wasn’t sure he could make the hunt, so he had to decline the offer. But after hanging up the phone, he reconsidered...