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Hunt Program

The California Waterfowl Hunt Program has hunts for all ages and abilities. Through our relationships with private landowners and outfitters, the program includes over 70 individual properties encompassing over 60,000 acres. Each applicant has an extensive variety of hunts to choose from including some of the most prestigious and exclusive waterfowl hunting clubs in the country.  

Hunt Program

General Hunt Program-Lottery Hunts.
Lottery applications can be submitted for $4 per hunter per hunt for general, youth,  family, and mobility impaired hunts.To enter the lottery for waterfowl, dove, turkey, and pig hunts. To apply, CLICK HERE.


Veteran Hunt Program-Free!

CWA has partnered with private duck clubs and landowners to offer these special opportunities.  Potential hunters will submit an application and apply for specific hunt dates and locations throughout California. Preference will go to wounded servicemen and women and to new, first-time waterfowl hunters. To register, CLICK HERE.


Youth Hunts Rancho Esquon-Free!

Apply for 4 youth hunt dates at Rancho Esquon (Durham, CA)  by sending an email to George Oberstadt,  The dates are December 20, December 27, January 3 and January 17.  Hunt details are show up 2 hours before legal shoot time Saturday morning and hunt until approximately 11:00am. All hunts will take place in flooded rice fields.  These youth-only hunts must have someone 21-years or older as adult chaperone.  Deadline for applying is noon 5 days prior to hunt date (ie. deadline for December 20th is 12 noon, December 15th.)


Application instructions:  Send email to including shoot date(s), youth name, mailing address and phone number. 


Family Hunt Program-Program Full

This is a great opportunity to get hunting families jump-started into the exciting world of waterfowling while learning safe and responsible hunting skills, All family hunting opportunities at Grizzly Ranch will be filled via first-come, first served registration. These hunts offer guided and unguided hunting opportunities. Youth hunters need to be accompanied by an adult (21 or older) chaperone. Overnight lodging and Saturday meals will be provided. To register, CLICK HERE


Women Hunt Program-Program Full

Women are the one demographic of hunters that is growing and California Waterfowl is recognizing this trend by hosting two women’s waterfowl events at our hunting heritage centers at Grizzly Ranch and Denverton. To register, CLICK HERE.


Duck Camp-Program Full

The two and a half day event is a complete introduction to the art of waterfowling This year will represent the  4th Annual Duck Camp at Grizzly Ranch.  Meals, lodging, loaner gear, and duck hunts on Saturday and    Sunday are included! To register,  CLICK HERE.


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