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.
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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.
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.
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.
2021's conservation wins at the Capitol
CWA continues to fight for waterfowl, wetlands and hunting.
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.
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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!
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.
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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.
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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!
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.
Water is flowing to Lower Klamath!
Water is flowing to the Lower Klamath NWR today, thanks to CWA's purchase of water rights for the parched refuge.
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Fall issue on its way to members
September 1, 2021—The Fall issue of California Waterfowl has begun landing in members’ mailboxes.
Updates from California Waterfowl's Advocacy Team
Read about a change in DFW's budget that will provide more money for waterfowl habitat programs, CWA's fight for a water right transfer, and the bills that CWA is sponsoring, supporting or opposing.
State expected to stop treating Central Valley wetlands as polluters
The move would allow wetland managers to invest more in their wetlands.
Canine Corner: The right way to introduce your retriever to water
Learn some tips for introducing your dog to the water for the first time (from Fall 2021 issue of California Waterfowl Magazine).
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Fall 2021 Gear Guide
It's here: California Waterfowl's guide to what's new and useful for the upcoming hunting season.