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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...
 
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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...
 
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Lower Klamath NWR: final botulism tally, dismal live bird counts

Given how little water the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge got this summer (more about why b...
 
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Goose Lake to flood, open to hunting thanks to TNC partnership

October 23, 2020—California Waterfowl’s southernmost wetland property – Goose Lake – was expected to remain dry this...
 
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Statement: California conservation organizations respond to governor’s executive order on land and water protection

Last week, in a stated effort to “fight climate change, conserve biodiversity, and boost climate res...
 
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CWA applauds USFWS for reopening Sump 1A to hunting

On Tuesday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided to reopen Sump 1A at Tule Lake National Wildl...
 
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Waterfowl groups and industry laud passage of the ACE Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 1, 2020 CONTACT: Mark Hennelly, California Waterfowl Association, mhen...
 
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Abundant honkers create target-rich environments

By DAN SKALOS Canada geese have expanded exponentially throughout much of California. These residen...
 
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CANINE CORNER: Retrieving memories

by JOSHUA MILLER/SportDOG® Brand Saying this has been an interesting year would be a complete un...
 
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WATER: Drought imperils waterfowl at refuge

by JEFFREY A. VOLBERG, DIRECTOR OF WATER LAW AND POLICY (Originally published in the Fall 2020 issu...
 
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Advocacy: Sponsor Drops Camp Regulation Bill

Here’s how we’re fighting for wetlands, waterfowl and hunting. Presented by Federal Premium Ammunit...
 
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Fall Flight Forecast: I Hope You Like Uncertainty...

CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL REACHED OUT TO DOZENS OF WATERFOWL AND WETLANDS BIOLOGISTS TO GET A BEAD ON O...
 
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Gear for early honkers

BY PHIL BOURJAILY (Originally published in the Fall 2020 issue of California Waterfowl) There are l...
 
Klamath

Bureau of Reclamation announces 5,400 acre feet for Klamath refuges

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced today that it is sending another 5,400 acre feet of water to the Tule Lake and Lower Klamath national wildlife refuges in an attempt to help address the horrific avian botulism outbreak.
 
Klamath

Video: This is what botulism response looks like

CWA would like to thank Waterfowl Programs Supervisor Caroline Brady (shown in this video), the staff of the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Bird Ally X (water bird rehabbers) and others ...