California Waterfowl’s Hunt Program has waterfowl blinds at three of our properties that are reserved on most lottery hunt dates for hunters who are veterans or mobility-impaired.

The properties—Denverton and Grizzly Ranch in the Suisun Marsh and Goose Lake in the Tulare Basin—have XFowler wheelchair-accessible floating blinds. These allow hunters to enter the blind from land via a short ramp. The walls of the blinds are lower than standard blind walls, allowing hunters to shoot from a seated position. Once the hunting party is in the blind, one person can easily push the blind through the water to its desired location.

If you have questions about how the blind works or if you would need an assistant to push the blind out to a hunt location, contact Hunt Program Coordinator Jeff Smith at 530-870-8058 (office), 530-305-9234 (mobile) or jsmith@calwaterfowl.org. Only hunters who meet the qualifications below may apply. Drawn hunters can bring guests who do not meet the qualifications.

A mobility-impaired hunter is defined as a person who has been issued one of the following:

  • a Department of Motor Vehicles mobility-impaired license plate.
  • a permanent parking placard ID card.
  • a mobility-impaired veteran license plate.
  • a valid mobility-impaired persons motor vehicle hunting license (FG Form 1460).

Veteran: Anyone who is currently serving or has served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable

The Hunt Program also offers a variety of free hunts for veterans through the Veteran Hunt Program—click here for more information.