BUTTE SINK WOMEN’S WATERFOWL HUNT

Application type: First-come, first-served

Cost: $250

Nov. 10-11, 2020

  • All-level general waterfowl hunt for women
  • Individuals will hunt either Sanborn Slough or Butte Creek Island Ranch
  • Hunt in pairs across natural marsh in stand-up blinds
  • Food and lodging are included
  • Expert mentors provided for novice hunters
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GRIZZLY RANCH—DUCK CAMP

*CANCELLED FOR 2020-2021 SEASON DUE TO COVID-19*

Application type: First-come, first-served

Cost: $450

This three-day workshop at CWA’s Grizzly Ranch in the Suisun Marsh is designed to help new and beginner waterfowl hunters age 10+ (with adult supervision if under 18) with hunting skills including calling, decoy spreads, shot selection, waterfowl ID, and much more.

Lodging and meals are provided. Participants will hunt both Saturday and Sunday mornings with volunteer mentors. Loaner gear is available but hunting licenses and duck stamps are required prior to attending.

A guide unloads a strap of ducks at California Waterfowl's Duck Camp.

GRIZZLY RANCH—FAMILY HUNT PROGRAM

*CANCELLED FOR 2020-2021 SEASON DUE TO COVID-19*

Application type: First-come, first-served

Cost: $150-$225

This special hunt opportunity offers fun and exciting waterfowl experiences for new and experienced hunters alike. The two-day event includes overnight lodging prior to the hunt, a boat ride to the blind, breakfast, lunch and a hunt in a well-managed wetland in the Suisun Marsh with very low hunting pressure. The night prior to the hunt also includes an education portion, where participants learn essential waterfowl identification and regulations, blind set-up and firearm safety skills.

The hunt is $150 for one junior and one adult or $225 for two juniors and one adult. The fee includes a Sprig membership and regular membership to California Waterfowl, as well as lodging and food. For a schedule of the event, blind averages and more, click here.

Special conditions: At least one hunter must be a junior. Blind stools and decoys are provided.

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GRIZZLY RANCH AND DENVERTON WOMEN’S HUNTS

Application type: First-come, first-served

Cost: $250

Dates: Grizzly Ranch, Dec. 29-30, 2020; Denverton, Jan. 22-23, 2021

CWA hosts two women’s waterfowl hunts at Grizzly Ranch and Denverton, CWA’s properties in the Suisun Marsh. The hunts include overnight lodging, meals on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, hunt guides, CWA membership and loaner gear.

Each blind will be staffed by a CWA volunteer guide. The guide will take care of waterfowl identification, regulations, gun safety, bird retrieval and game calling. These hunting opportunities are great for new or longtime hunters looking for a great waterfowl hunting experience.

Special conditions. For women 21 and over. Hunters may sign up for only one of these two hunts each season. For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions here.

Registrations coming soon!

A group of female hunters pose after a hunt with California Waterfowl at Grizzly Ranch.

HASTINGS ISLAND WOMEN’S PHEASANT HUNT

Application type: First-come, first-served

Cost: $250

Dates: October 10 2020

CWA’s Women’s Pheasant Hunt is an all-experience-levels hunt at Hastings Island Hunting Preserve in Solano County, where guides are available for novices, or participants can hunt with their own dogs. Lunch and a trap shoot follow the hunt, and participants may stay for dinner and overnight lodging at California Waterfowl’s nearby Denverton property.

Special conditions. For already licensed women ages 18 and up

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A woman smiles with her dogs after a pheasant hunt with California Waterfowl.

NOVICE PHEASANT HUNTS

Application type: First-come, first-served

Cost: $350

Dates: Women’s Weekend Sep. 26-27;  Adult Co-ed Weekend Oct. 3-4 2020

CWA’s Novice Pheasant Hunt Weekends at Birds Landing Hunting Preserve & Sporting Clays are an amazing opportunity to complete hunter education, get shooting instruction and go on a mentored hunt (with loaner guns available) the next morning. It’s a fast and easy way to give hunting a try without a major commitment of time or money, and you’ll meet others you can continue to hunt with down the road – lasting friendships are formed at this event!

Special conditions: For women 21 and over. Hunters may sign up for only one of these two hunts each season. Spots are limited to first time hunters only. If space is available, we will allow already-licensed women and significant others to join us for the entire event, or just for the hunt.

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OBANION ROAD RICE BLIND

Application type: First-come, first-served

Cost: $25 per adult (youth free)

Hunt a four man rice blind south east  of the Sutter National Wildlife Refuge. Stools and decoys are provided.

Capacity: Four hunters

Registrations Closed

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RANCHO ESQUON—YOUTH HUNT

*CANCELLED FOR 2020-2021 SEASON DUE TO COVID-19*

Application type: First-come, first-served

Cost: $75-$150

This special hunt opportunity offers fun and exciting waterfowl experiences for youth hunters. The two-day event includes overnight lodging prior to the hunt, a ride to the blind, breakfast, lunch and a hunt in Rancho Esquon’s rice. The night prior to the hunt also includes an education portion, where participants learn essential waterfowl identification and regulations, blind set-up and firearm safety skills.

The hunt is $75 for one junior and one non-shooting adult or $150 for two juniors and one non-shooting adult. The fee includes a Sprig membership to California Waterfowl, as well as lodging and food.

Special conditions: Only juniors may shoot. Blind stools and decoys are provided.

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Registrations Closed

A young hunter displays the fruits of her hunt with California Waterfowl.

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

STATEN ISLAND WOMEN’S HUNTS

Application type: First-come, first-served

Cost: $250

Dates: Dec. 18-19, 2020;  Jan. 29-30, 2021

CWA hosts two women’s waterfowl hunts at Staten Island, in the Sacramento Delta. The hunts include overnight lodging, meals on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, hunt guides, CWA membership and loaner gear.

Each blind will be staffed by a CWA volunteer guide. The guide will take care of waterfowl identification, regulations, gun safety, bird retrieval and game calling. These hunting opportunities are great for new or longtime hunters looking for a great waterfowl hunting experience.

Special conditions. For women 21 and over. Hunters may sign up for only one of these two hunts each season. For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions here.

Registrations coming soon!

SUTTER BYPASS RICE BLIND/DNH FARMS

Application type: First-come, first-served (youth free)

Cost: $25 per hunter

DNH Farms has donated a rice blind near Robbins, in the Sutter Bypass, specifically for families, veterans and women. These hunts are unguided in a fully furnished rice blind. Hunters will be in charge of getting themselves to the blind (stools and decoys are provided). Youth hunters need to be accompanied by an adult chaperone (21 or older). There is a $25 fee per person (youth are free) to reserve a date and attend.

Special conditions: At least one member of the hunting party must be a junior, veteran or woman. May hunt all day.

Capacity: Four hunters

Registrations Closed

South Myers Ranch Rice Blind

Application type: First-come, first-served (youth free)

Cost: 25$ per hunter (youth free)

Merlo Waterfowl has donated a rice blind off Biggs Princeton Rd, just west of Biggs, CA. These hunts are unguided in a fully furnished blind. Hunters will be in charge of getting themselves to the blind (decoys and stools provided). You will have the blind all day. Youth hunters need to be accompanied by an adult chaperone (21 or older). Visit merlowaterfowl.com for more info on their guide service.

Capacity: Four hunters

Registrations Closed

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SOHNREY FAMILY FOODS RICE BLIND

Application type: First-come, first-served (youth free)

Cost: Free

Sohnrey Family Foods has donated a rice blind off Highway 99 and Nelson Shippee Road specifically for families and veterans. These hunts are unguided in a fully furnished rice blind. Hunters will be in charge of getting themselves to the blind (stools and decoys are provided). Youth hunters need to be accompanied by an adult  chaperone (21 or older). There is no fee to reserve a date or attend.

Special conditions: At least one member of the hunting party must be a junior or a veteran. May hunt all day.

Capacity: Four hunters

Registrations Closed

 

WOMEN’S DUCK CAMPS

Application type: First-come, first-served

Cost: $450

Dates: Upper Butte Basin Nov.6-8 2020Grizzly Ranch Nov. 27-29 2020

CWA hosts two novice women’s waterfowl clinics where participants can learn everything they need to know about waterfowl hunting. The hunts include overnight lodging, meals all weekend, hunt guides, CWA membership and loaner gear.

Special conditions. For women 21 and over who are already licensed, but have hunted ducks 0-5 times. Hunters may sign up for only one of these two weekends each season.

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