How much does the hunt cost? $150 per two-person group. The registration fee includes a Sprig membership and Regular membership, overnight accommodations, breakfast and lunch. Each party consists of one youth hunter and one shooting chaperone. All junior hunters must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older.
Note: Blind C1, E0, B1, and B2 are reserved for parties of two junior hunters and one adult. These are the only blinds for parties of three. The cost is $225 per party of three.
Do I need a hunting license? Yes, all hunters a valid 2020-21 California hunting license, Federal Duck Stamp, California duck validation and HIP validation.
How do I sign up? Registration opens in July. Participants may register/attend only once per person, per year or 2020-21 waterfowl season.
Who is considered a junior hunter? A hunter less than 16 years of age who takes birds or mammals. To qualify, hunter must be less than 16 years of age at the beginning of the license year (July 1).
Who can attend? Any junior hunter with a valid 2020-21 California hunting license and adult chaperones/hunters over 21 years of age or older.
What is included? A one-night stay at Grizzly Ranch, breakfast, lunch, decoys, blinds, boats and game cleaning facility. Guides/volunteer mentors are provided if you choose to have a guided/mentored hunt. The volunteer/mentor guide will help with blind safety, waterfowl identification, decoy placement, bird retrieval and calling.
Can adults shoot? Yes, this is a family hunt. Each group must consist of one junior hunter and one adult hunter 21 years of age or older. Groups of three can consist of two juniors and one adult.
Can I bring my hunting dog? Yes, but all dogs must be kept in a dog crate or vehicle when you are not hunting. You will be responsible for the behavior and actions of your dog, as well providing adequate food and water.
Where does the hunt take place? All of the waterfowl hunting takes place at Grizzly Ranch, located in the famed Suisun Marsh, bordering Grizzly Island State Wildlife Area. The ranch is over 900 acres and the wetlands are managed by CWA biologists. The blinds consist of two- and three-man pit blinds. Decoys and transportation to and from the blind are provided.
Where does everyone sleep? All participants sleep in open-roomed bunkhouses equipped with rollaway beds. A private room is reserved for female guests.
How many hunters can hunt in a blind? Generally, two hunters per blind. Blinds C1, E0, B1, and B2 are reserved for groups of two juniors and one adult.
What do I bring?
Hunting gear: valid 2020-21 California hunting license, ear and eye protection, 2-4 boxes of non-toxic ammunition, gun, gun case, waders, camouflage jacket, hat, gloves, camera and warm clothes.
Overnight gear: includes sleeping bag, pillow, etc. Indoor sleeping facilities are provided for everyone, but showers are not available.
If I do not have the necessary hunting gear, what can I do? If you do not have the necessary hunting gear, please contact Carson Odegard at 916-960-9848 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Garrett Williams, at 209-324-8801 or email@example.com. California Waterfowl will lend gear for the weekend.