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GOOSE LAKE

Application type: Lottery

This is a California Waterfowl-owned property encompassing 2,200 acres in Wasco, roughly eight miles south of Kern National Wildlife Refuge. In 2014, CWA reconstructed 300 acres of wetlands on the Houchin Unit to improve water use efficiency and promote the growth of waterfowl food plants such as swamp timothy and watergrass.

There will be three hunters per blind and hunters can hunt all day! Each blind has 2-3 dozen decoys provided. Due to limited flooding blinds 2, 3, 5 and 6 will be hunted.  Mobility Impaired hunters should apply  for blind 2 and if drawn they have the option to hunt the floating MI Blind (Blind#1). Anyone drawn for blind #2 can hunt anywhere in the Unit 1.

Capacity: Three hunters

Blind #1 – Three-man floating blind for mobility-impaired hunters (Apply for Blind #2 on application)

Blind #2 – Three-man stand-up blind with dog stand 

Blind #3, 5, and 6 Three man pit-blind with dog box

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GOOSE LAKE—MI BLIND

Application type: Lottery

Goose Lake is a 2,175-acre property in the historic Tulare Basin, which California Waterfowl is proud to help restore. Blind 1 is wheelchair-accessible, and blind stools are provided. One member of the hunting party must be able to push the blind out to the desired hunt location. Hunters may hunt all day! Learn more about Goose Lake here.

Mobility Impaired hunters should apply  for blind 2 and if drawn they have the option to hunt the floating MI Blind (Blind#1). Anyone drawn for blind #2 can hunt anywhere in the Unit 1.

Capacity: 3 hunters

Special conditions: At least one hunter must be a veteran or mobility-impaired.

MI hunters apply for BLIND #2!

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A group of veterans pose after a hunt at Goose Lake.

RANCHO VISALIA HUNT CLUB—VETERAN HUNT

Application type: Special veteran hunt

Cost: Free

Rancho Visalia is located in northern Kern County, west of Delano. The 640-acre club  has three ponds that make up 115 acres of wetlands. The club was founded in 1945.

Special conditions: Hunters will arrive the night before for dinner, etc. Food and lodging included.

Hunt dates:

  • November 29-30
  • December 6-7
  • December 13-14
  • December 20-21
  • December 27-28
  • January 3-4
  • January 10-11
  • January 17-18
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Two hunters pose after a hunt at Rancho Visalia with California Waterfowl.

BURBANK LAND CLUB—VETERAN HUNT

Application type: Special veteran hunt

Cost: Free

Burbank Land Club was established in 1927 in Kern County. The club consists of 300 acres of flooded natural wetlands heavy with swamp timothy and watergrass. Walk with ease on concrete walkways to the well-placed sunken blinds with swinging top lids.

Special conditions: Food and lodging provided. No gauges larger than 12. Hunters arrive the day before the hunt.

Hunt dates: Will be announced soon!

Two veterans display their shot waterfowl during a hunt at Burbank Land Club with California Waterfowl.

SANTURA DUCK CLUB—VETERAN HUNT

Application type: Special veteran hunt

Cost: Free

The 160-acre Santura Duck Club is located in Wasco near the Kern National Wildlife Refuge. Dinner, breakfast and lodging is included. This waterfowl hunt will be guided.

Special conditions: Hunters will arrive the day before the hunt for dinner. Food and lodging included.

Hunt date: January 17-18

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A hunt displays two ducks he shot during a hunt with California Waterfowl.