Looking for a place to hunt, not just waterfowl, but also doves, pigs, turkeys and more?

The California Waterfowl Hunt Program provides access to 60,000 acres of private land — including some of the most prestigious duck clubs in the country — to hunters of all ages and abilities.  Many hunts include volunteer or professional guides, making them suitable for novice hunters.

There are three kinds of applications:

  • Lottery: Lottery hunts have an application fee of $5 per hunt, plus $25 if you win the hunt, which is waived for youth.
  • First-come, first-served: Just what the name suggests. The cost is usually higher than lottery hunts, but it often includes meals and lodging.
  • Special veteran hunts: Free hunts whose participants are chosen by a committee.

To get started, look through your options below: waterfowl hunts sorted by region, hunts sorted by game species and specialized hunts (sorted by hunter type, and hunts with professional guides). We are constantly adding new hunts as new seasons approach, so if you don’t see something that interests you now, check back later.

Once you know which hunts you want to apply for, click “Apply.” It will take you to a secure external website.

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How To videos: How to create new accountHow to choose huntsHow to add a youth hunter

Need more help? Call our Hunt Program Coordinator Carson Odegard at (916) 960-9848 or our Hunting and Education Programs Supervisor Jeff Smith at (530) 305-9234, or email them at codegard@calwaterfowl.org or jsmith@calwaterfowl.org

Waterfowl hunts by region

Hunts by species

Specialized hunts

Would you like to donate a hunt?

The generosity of landowners, club owners and guides is what makes this program work.

And these donations serve a higher purpose: One of the leading factors that cause people to give up on hunting is lack of places to hunt. When you donate a hunt to the Hunt Program, you are helping to keep hunting strong in California.

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