California Waterfowl created its Veteran Hunt Program in 2013 with the goal of providing exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities to servicemen and women and their families. The program promotes wellness through outdoor healing and the camaraderie of fellow veterans. Participants have enjoyed hunter education courses, fun shoots, fishing trips, and hunts for waterfowl, dove and turkey from the Klamath Basin to the southern San Joaquin Valley. What’s included: CWA coordinates all hunt details and supplies food and lodging, shotgun shells, guns, jackets, gear bags, duck calls, shirts, hats and more to all participants.
CWA also provides waterfowl blinds accessible to the mobility impaired at its three hunt properties: Denverton and Grizzly Ranch in the Suisun Marsh, and Goose Lake in the southern San Joaquin Valley. See General Hunt Program
These hunting opportunities would not be possible without the continual support of our volunteers and hunt donors. Their dedication and loyalty to CWA and the Veteran Hunt Program continues to further our mission of preserving our hunting and shooting heritage.
**2017 Spring Hunt Descriptions**-CLICK HERE
Expired-2016-17 Hunt Descriptions-CLICK HERE
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I bring? Depends on what event, however for waterfowl hunts see below.
Hunting gear: valid 2016-2017 hunting license, CA duck stamp, federal duck stamp, ear and eye protection, steel ammunition, gun, gun case, waders, camouflage jacket, hat gloves camera, and warm clothes.
Overnight gear: sleeping bag, pillow, etc
I do not have the necessary hunting gear, what can I do? If you do not have the necessary hunting gear please contact Jeff Smith at (530) 870-8058(530) 305-9234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. California Waterfowl will lend gear on a loaner basis.