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BIRD HAVEN—YOUTH HUNTER CAMP

This camp, held once a year at Bird Haven Ranch in Glenn County, includes hunter education, shooting, archery, hunting skills and a duck hunt on the third day. All gear is provided!

Special conditions: For youth ages 11-17 who have not yet completed hunter education

Date: Nov. 20-22

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Bird Haven Ranch – Youth Hunt

Application Type: Lottery

This is one of the premier duck clubs in the country. At 2,200+ acres and located just west and adjacent to the closed zones of Howard Slough and Little Dry Creek Wildlife Areas, this club is one of the most beautiful and productive marshes in the Pacific Flyway. In addition to lush watergrass and smartweed fields intermixed with willow trees and tules, Bird Haven Ranch also farms about 1,000 acres of rice and a considerable amount of corn and milo food plots. If you’re not chasing mallards and wood ducks in the oak trees along Butte Creek or in a flooded corn field, you’re sure to see plenty of ducks and geese using the manicured wetlands. Hunters will be driven out to large and comfortable stand up blinds for a morning shoot. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend some time at the one of kind, Bird Haven Ranch.

Capacity: Two juniors and one non-shooting adult chaperone. Five groups of three will be drawn.

Hunt Date: Feb 6

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BULL SPRIG OUTING WATERFOWL HUNT

Application type: Special Veteran Hunt

Cost: Free

Located near the Yolo Refuge, this club has been a family operation since 1976 and is 110 acres of a mixture of tules and Timothy grass. The hosts have excellent accommodations, comfortable blinds and A LOT of ducks. The lucky veteran hunters will enjoy an afternoon of pre-scouting, enjoy a pre-hunt dinner and wake-up with a fully guided hunt to include decoys, blinds and ducks.

Special conditions: Hunters will meet early afternoon the day before for some scouting and updates, enjoy a dinner with the hosts, then settle in for some tall tales of duck hunting days past while they wait for the sun to rise!  You can almost hear the whistle of wings already!

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BUTTE CREEK ISLAND RANCH

Application type: Lottery

This 110-acre, CWA-owned property sits between Butte Creek and Sanborn Slough, across from the famed Little Dry Creek unit of the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area. Hunts will take place either in stand-up blinds or floating blinds located in two separate units. Mallards and wood ducks are common in the area, as they come into the marsh after feeding in nearby rice.

Special thanks to Closed Zone Farms for providing mowing and discing services to CWA’s Butte Creek Island Ranch and Sanborn Slough properties.

*2018 habitat project completed

Special conditions: Decoys are provided. Two groups of three hunters will be drawn each hunt date. Groups will draw for blinds the morning before the hunt. 

Capacity: Three hunters

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CICC OUTDOOR ADVENTURES—GUIDED HUNT

Application type: Lottery

Enjoy a morning hunt with the professional team of CICC Outdoor Adventures, hunting premier waterfowl properties bordering Delevan or Colusa national wildlife refuges in the beautiful Sacramento Valley. All calling and game retrieval is included.

Capacity: Four hunters

Hunt Date:  TBD date in January. Agree to mutually agreeable date with CICC.

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COLUSA NWR—VETERAN HUNT

Application type: Special veteran hunt

Cost: Free

On this special hunt, all the assigned ponds at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge will be reserved for disabled veterans. Traditionally, this is a spectacular time for waterfowl hunting in the Sacramento Valley. The assigned pond locations will be reserved for the entire day. All selected hunters will be paired with a volunteer who will assist with calling, decoy set-up, bird ID, retrieving birds and more. This is a great opportunity to experience the wonders of a hunting a national wildlife refuge. A BBQ lunch will be provided after the hunt.

Special conditions: There will be a meet and greet on Friday before the hunt from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Colusa Casino to select blind locations and cover the logistics of the hunt. A dinner will be provided along with free rooms at the Colusa Casino.

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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

Hunt Dates: Dec 5, Dec 16, Dec 26, Jan 3, Jan 9, and Jan 17

*Jan 9 Goose Hunt two groups of two

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BarDown Veteran’s Goose Hunt

Application Type: Veteran Hunt Program

Cost: Free

Come join California Waterfowl Association Veteran Hunt Program and BarDown Waterfowl for a world class dry field lay out goose hunt. BarDown Waterfowl is located in the world class capital of geese, near Richvale, and promises to be a goose hunting dream opportunity. You will hunt in layout blinds spread out over harvested fields and be forced to wait as the geese pile into your decoys. These boys know how to hunt and they are extremely appreciative to host this Veteran Hunt. You will arrive “zero dark thirty”, assist in setting up the decoys, then settle in for what we are sure will be an exciting day of hunting.

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GLIDE IN RANCH

Application type: Lottery

Located in the Yolo Bypass and bordering the southernmost closed zone of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, the Glide In is the premier duck club in the bypass. Encompassing nearly 1,200 acres of rich, seasonal marsh makes the Glide In Ranch a duck hunters dream. Come join a member of the Glide In for a morning shoot, which will conclude at noon. Shooting limits of pintail, mallard and teal is not uncommon, so be ready for a great hunt!

Capacity: One hunter

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H-POND

Application type: Lottery

Join Austin Edwards, CWA Board Member, at the H-Pond duck club in the Yolo Bypass, Davis, CA. The hunter will be boated to the blind on this beautiful natural wetland.  Hunt on a mutually agreeable date in January.

Capacity: Two hunters

Hunt Date: Mutually agreeable date in January 2022

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MOUND FARMS—FAMILY HUNT

Application type: Lottery

Mound Farms was recently restored by CWA in 2013. Located in the southern Yolo Bypass, 16 miles south of Davis. You can plan on shooting a variety of species. All hunting will be from pit blinds or stand-up blinds.

Special conditions: At least one hunter must be a junior. Two groups will be drawn each hunt date.

Capacity: Two hunters

Hunt Date: Dec 23 and Jan 2

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The North Ranch

Application type: Lottery

This property borders the northeast side of the famed Rancho Esquon in Durham. These waterfowl hunts will take place in rice fields December through January. All pit blinds will be ready to hunt, with stools and decoys provided. Special conditions: At least one hunter must be a junior.

Capacity: Three hunters (two juniors one adult)

Special Conditions: One hunter must be a junior.

Hunt Dates: Dec 5, Dec 12, Dec 19, Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23

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NOR CAL WINGSHOOTING

Application type: Lottery

Join Nor Cal Wingshooting’s owner, Mike Merlo, on a fully guided Honker hunt! Mike is known for getting his clients on the X when it comes to Canada Geese. This hunt will take place in the greater Sacramento area. Layout Blinds, quality full body decoys, professional calling and retrieving will all be included on the hunt. Hunt on a mutually agreeable date in either December or January.

Special Conditions: One hunter must be a junior.

Capacity: Two hunters

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OBANION ROAD RICE BLIND

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

Cost: $25 per adult

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

Capacity: Four hunters

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OPA’S DEAD END DUCK CLUB—FAMILY HUNT

Application type: Lottery

Located in Zamora, bordered by the Roosevelt Ranch to the North and South, and the Charter Club to the West, Opa’s Dead End Duck Club is a 31-acre sportsman’s paradise. Ducks, geese and pheasant all frequent the property and may be pursued during the hunt. Hunt on a mutually agreeable date in December or January.

Special conditions: At least one hunter must be a junior.

Capacity: Four hunters

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RECLAMATION DISTRICT 833

Application type: Lottery

Enjoy a memorable hunt on this 800-acre property in the heart of the Butte Sink. Depending on the conditions at the time of the hunt, a boat ride to the blind is required, and your host will take care of all the necessities. This club has been completely overhauled as a result of a CWA project completed in 2010. This area is located just south of the Bean Field, which is the largest U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sanctuary in the Butte Sink. Do not miss out on this exclusive hunting opportunity. Hunt on a mutually agreeable date in January.

Capacity: Two hunters

Hunt Date: TBD

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SUTTER BYPASS RICE BLIND/DNH FARMS

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

Cost: $25 per hunter

At least one member of the hunting party must be a junior, veteran or woman. May only register for one date per family. May hunt all day. 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. Ma only register for one date. May hunt all day.

Capacity: Four hunters

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SANBORN SLOUGH

Application type: Lottery

This 260-acre, newly acquired CWA-owned property sits between Sanborn Slough and Cherokee Channel, across from the famed Little Dry Creek unit of the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area. Hunts will take place in stand-up blinds scattered across the wetland unit.  Hunters will boat to selected blinds.

Special thanks to Closed Zone Farms for providing mowing and discing services to CWA’s Butte Creek Island Ranch and Sanborn Slough properties.

Special conditions: Decoys and boats are provided. Four groups of three hunters will be drawn each hunt date. Groups will draw for blinds the morning before the hunt.

*Summer 2020 wetland reconstruction project completed.

Capacity: Three hunters

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SEBIA DUCK CLUB—VETERAN HUNT

Application type: Special veteran hunt

Cost: Free

This 6,400-acre rice ranch borders the Colusa National Wildlife Refuge. The club is well-known for excellent duck and goose hunting. The hunt is hosted by Manager Mark Kirsten and includes decoys, dinner, overnight lodging, breakfast, duck and goose calling, and transportation to and from blinds.

Special conditions: No 3½-inch shells and no 10 gauge

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Moon Lake Duck Club

Application Type: Veteran Hunt Program

Cost: Free

Join California Waterfowl Association on a truly enjoyable Veteran hunt with Moon Lake Duck Club. This club is located between the Sacramento NWR and Delavan NWR and is a season long attraction for the large amount of ducks and geese wintering in this area. You will hunt out of flooded rice fields and well-maintained pit blinds and enjoy shooting waterfowl at close ranges and “feet down” in the decoys. This is one of those remarkable hunts brought to CWA via a remarkable donor supporting our Veteran Hunt Program.

Hunt dates: Hunts will take place every Saturday and Sunday from Oct 24 through Jan 31. Sign up once and your name will be on the list for all season.

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SOHNREY FAMILY FOODS RICE BLIND

Application type: First-come, first-served

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

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TULE PATCH

Application type: Lottery

Tule Patch is a long standing duck club within the heart of the Butte Sink and is located just south of the Little Dry Creek Unit of the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area by about 3 miles and bordering CWA’s Sanborn Slough property.  The lucky winner and their guest will show up the morning of the hunt and will be taken to the blind by UTV. Hunt on a mutually agreeable date in Dec or Jan.

Capacity: Two hunters

Hunt Date: TBD Dec-Jan

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UPPER VALLEY RANCH

Application type: Lottery

Located north of Marysville and east of Gridley, this property can produce great duck hunting opportunities as birds move down the eastern half of the valley from the Oroville Afterbay and surrounding duck clubs. The ranch was restored by California Waterfowl in 1999 and contains over 450 acres of seasonal wetlands and 350 acres of uplands dedicated to waterfowl and pheasant. The property is well-known for its mallard harvest and its ability to work birds with little disturbance due to the lack of neighbors. CWA Senior Biologist Chadd Santerre designed and built this spectacular ranch and he will be your host.

Capacity: Two hunters

Hunt Date: Jan 13

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WHIFFLEMASTER GUIDE SERVICE—FAMILY HUNT

Application type: Lottery

Join Dennis Currier on a duck hunt in the famed Lambertville area, which is located less than a half-mile from the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. This area winters thousands of waterfowl each year. Hunters will hunt out of a three-man pit blind in natural habitat. Two groups will be drawn. The first will hunt on a mutually agreeable date in December and the second on a mutually agreeable date in January.

Special condition: At least one hunter must be a junior.

Capacity: Two hunters

Hunt dates: Mutually agreeable date in Dec and a mutually agreeable date in Jan.

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