FOWL PURSUER OUTDOOR ADVENTURES & NORTH WIND OUTFITTERS GUIDED HUNT

Application type: Lottery

Fowl Pursuer Outdoor Adventures and North Wind Outfitters  have partnered to offer specialized hunting opportunities. Together they have the expertise and properties to offer a great waterfowl hunt. All hunts are fully guided and include transportation to and from the blind, decoys, calling and bird retrieving.

The hunt location will be determined based on scouting reports, with options including  : Sacramento Valley dry-field goose hunting, Sacramento Valley flooded-rice duck hunting, San Francisco Bay diver hunting and California Delta hunting on a floating blind.

Capacity: Two hunters

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MCDONALD ISLAND—VETERAN HUNT

Application type: Special veteran hunt

Cost: Free

The 6,000-acre McDonald Island is located in the California Delta, roughly 20 minutes from Stockton. The property is adjacent to Mandeville and Medford islands. Hunting will take place in the wetlands scattered throughout the island or on flooded corn fields. Hunters will arrive the day before the hunt for Hors d’oeuvres, dinner and to meet the hosting club members and volunteers.

Special conditions: Participants will arrive the evening before the hunt. Food and lodging provided.

Hunt date: January 8-9

A group of hunters pose after a hunt at McDonald Island with California Waterfowl.

QUIMBY ISLAND

Application type: Lottery

This 789-acre property is located in East Contra Costa County between Mandeville Island, Frank’s Tract and Holland Tract in the heart of the California Delta. The property was farmed for corn until it was enrolled in a federal wetland conservation easement program in 2012 and restored to managed wetlands by California Waterfowl staff. Habitats consist of seasonal and semi-permanent wetlands, riparian and grassland areas. The fertile peat soils grow wetland plants and trees like nowhere else in the valley, producing impressive stands of smartweed and watergrass intermixed with lush willow thickets that attract large numbers of waterfowl. The hunt will take place either in the morning or afternoon depending on weather conditions. All hunters will be transported to the blind by boat. Decoys, blind stools, jet sleds, etc. will be provided.

Capacity: Three hunters    

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STATEN ISLAND

Application type: Lottery

The Delta island is 9,200 acres and located roughly 10 miles east of Rio Vista. It is home to thousands of wintering ducks, geese, swans and cranes. A large population of Aleutian geese winter on the island. Crops consist of corn, triticale, potatoes and hay. Hunters will hunt from stand-up blinds in flooded, harvested corn fields. Water depth range from 6 to 24 inches. Blind stools and decoys provided.

Special Conditions: Hunting will end at 10 a.m.Each group must consist of at least two hunters. Hunt winner must bring a guest. Five groups will be drawn each hunt date. Groups will draw for blinds before the morning hunt.

Capacity: Three hunters   

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Hunters at Staten Island

 

STATEN ISLAND—VETERAN HUNT

Application type: Special veteran hunt

Cost: Free

The Delta island is 9,200 acres and located roughly 10 miles east of Rio Vista. It is home to thousands of wintering ducks, geese, swans and cranes. A large population of Aleutian geese winter on the island. Crops consist of corn, triticale, potatoes and hay. Hunters will hunt from stand-up blinds in flooded, harvested corn fields. Water depth range from 6 to 24 inches. Blind stools and decoys provided.

Special conditions: Hunters will arrive the night before the hunt for dinner. Each blind will have a waterfowl guide. The volunteer guide will assist with calling, decoy set-up, bird ID, retrieving birds and more. Food and lodging included.

Hunt dates:  January 16 (Dec. 12 applications closed)

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STATEN ISLAND WOMEN’S HUNTS

Application type: First-come, first-served

Cost: $150

Dates: Dec. 21-22, 2018, and Jan. 25-26, 2019

We hold two hunts each season on the gorgeous Staten Island in the California Delta. Join us for dinner and laughs Friday night, get a good night’s rest and then enjoy a mentored hunt Saturday morning. Finish the day with a celebratory lunch.

Special conditions: Only women 21 or older may attend. Hunters may sign up for one of these two hunts per season.

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STATEN ISLAND—YOUTH HUNT WEEKEND

Application type: Lottery

This California Delta island is 9,200 acres and located roughly 10 miles east of Rio Vista. Staten Island is home to thousands of wintering ducks, geese, swans and cranes. A large population of Aleutian geese winter on the island. Crops consist of corn, triticale, potatoes and hay. Hunters will hunt from stand-up blinds in flooded harvested corn fields. Water depths range from 6 to 24 inches. Blind stools and decoys are provided. Note: Walking in the fields can be difficult.

Special Conditions: Hunting will end at 10 a.m. Five groups will be drawn for each hunt. Groups will draw for blinds before the morning hunt.

Capacity: Two junior hunters and one non-shoot adult 

Hunt Date: February 2

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A hunter smiles during a hunt at Staten Island with California Waterfowl.

TYLER ISLAND HABITAT—YOUTH HUNT WEEKEND

Application type: Lottery

Located in the California Delta, Tyler Habitat consists of over 500 acres of natural habitat. Hunters will shoot out of three-man blinds during the morning. Decoys, lunch and transportation to and from the blinds is provided. Hunters arrive in the morning and will hunt until noon.

Capacity: Two juniors hunters and one non-shooting adult chaperone. Two groups will be drawn for the hunt.

Hunt Date: Check back this fall – 2018 hunts aren’t set.

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A young hunter poses with waterfowl she shot during a hunt with California Waterfowl at Tyler Island Habitat.