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Action Alert - AB 1227, additional 11% excise tax on firearms & ammo

AB 1227 would place an additional 11% tax on arms and munitions.
 
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Fishing trip of a lifetime for veterans - Part two

The call of a lifetime came to eight veterans of the CWA Veteran hunt program in the form of an all-expense paid fishing trip to Alaska.
 
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Hunter Input Needed on Refuge Hunting Access

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comments on identifying National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) or other Service -managed lands where members of the public would most like to see new or improved recreational access, including for hunting and other wildlife-dependent recreation. One of the stated purposes of the solicitation is to create more equitable access for all Americans.
 
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Anti-Gun Legislation Still Pending in CA Legislature

CA State legislature goes on recess, leaving anti-gun legislation pending. AB 1227 would place an additional 11% tax on arms and munitions and SB 505 would require gun owners to purchase liability insurance.
 
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CWA State Legislative Update

On June 24, California Waterfowl spoke at a number of hearings at the State capitol on bills of interest to hunters and other sportsmen.
 
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CWA welcomes new director of marketing and communications

CWA is pleased to announce our new director of marketing and communications, Brad Isbell.
 
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Fishing trip of a lifetime for veterans

The call of a lifetime came to 4 veterans of the CWA Veteran hunt program in the form of an all-expense paid fishing trip to Alaska.
 
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Summer issue on its way to members

May 26, 2022—The Summer issue of California Waterfowl will soon be landing in members’ mailboxes.
 
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CWA Secures State Funding to Support Water Transfer for Lower Klamath NWR

California Waterfowl entered into a contract with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to fund the transfer of up to 3,750 acre-feet of irrigation water from a landowner in the Wood River Valley of Oregon to help flood Unit 2 and other wetland habitat at the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge.
 
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Advocacy updates and 2022-23 regulations

Read about CWA's opposition to a dog training restrictions bill and a Benicia hunting ban petition, CWA's fight for waterfowl conservation funding, and the new waterfowl regulations for 2022-23.
 
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F&G Commission Seeks Input From DFW on Benicia Waterfowl Hunting Ban Petition

The California Fish and Game Commission recently considered a proposal by a resident of the City of Benicia to ban waterfowl hunting on navigable waters, including Southampton Bay, and certain shoreline areas adjacent to the City.  CWA, along with many concerned hunters and other hunting groups, urged the Commission to reject the Benicia hunt ban petition. 
 
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CWA Funds Spring 2022 Water Delivery to Lower Klamath Refuge

In light of ongoing drought and significantly reduced wetland habitat conditions, California Waterfowl has entered into a contract with Klamath Drainage District (KDD), farmers located north of the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, to purchase up to 2,000 acre-feet of agricultural drain water to help maintain water levels in Unit 2 and possibly also flood Unit 3.
 
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Spring issue on its way to members

March 1, 2022—The Spring issue of California Waterfowl has begun landing in members’ mailboxes.
 
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From dump to wetland

CWA's recently completed restoration project in Woodland brings wetlands closer to school children.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.