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Option for 3 pintail bag limit approved for 2025-2026 season.

Exciting breaking news for duck hunters: an option for a 3-pintail bag limit has been approved for the 2025-2026 waterfowl season! California Waterfowl led the charge along with our partners to get this model adjusted. We remain steadfast in our pursuit in advocating on behalf of the California duck hunting community.

The full news story can be found here.

Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge water status update! Click the video to see the great news.

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Introducing the all-new CWA kids' coloring contest. The coloring contest of "First Flight" by Sherrie Russell-Meline will be the first in the contest series. There will be two winners for each level, plus runner up prizes. Click here to learn more.

Hatching our 1 millionth Wood Duck!

Tune in to our live feed as we celebrate the hatching of the 1 millionth Wood Duck through the CWA Wood Duck Program! This program stands as the largest volunteer-based conservation program in the country, showcasing the incredible impact of our dedicated volunteers. Watch the live feed now.

What happens to my Donor Advised Fund (DAF) when I’m gone?

Creating a succession plan for your DAF is an important decision to make. Are you one of the thoughtful and generous people who have discovered the power of a donor advised fund (DAF)?

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Mark your calendars!

Join us for the Suisun Marsh Field Day on Saturday June 1st, from 9am to 4pm at Grizzly Ranch.

It’s a day packed with fun for the entire family, and admission is free!

Activities include a youth duck calling contest, youth shooting, youth art projects, bounce houses, vendors, live auctions, and raffles! Learn more and register today!

Special Announcement: #HearTheHunt for Conservation CWA + Tetra

Having conservation at the heart of our mission, we're thrilled to share news of our partnership with Tetra Hearing! Learn more here.

Participate in our spring appeal & celebrate a historic milestone!

Help California Waterfowl celebrate the 1 millionth wood duck hatched through the CWA Wood Duck Program in style. Donate today and get the limited edition hat and YETI water bottle.

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CWA Online Auction going live May 23rd

Welcome to California Waterfowl’s Virtual Auction – the modern way to support CWA!

Participating is easy: Register, start bidding, watch out for the guy who sneaks in with a last-minute bid – you know the one! – and wait for the results.

Auction link.

Green Enchiladas

Looking for a delicious way to enjoy your wild turkey harvest? You’ll want to give this flavor-packed Green Enchilada recipe, featuring wild turkey, a try! Whether you're celebrating a successful hunt or simply craving a taste of the wild, this dish is sure to impress! 

Full recipe can be found here.

Save it for the Blind Podcast

On the latest episode of Save it for the Blind podcast, we sit down with world traveler and world class hunter Ramsey Russell of This episode is jampacked with great hunting anecdotes and tips, along with some of Ramsey's most memorable hunting experiences you won't want to miss! Tune into the full episode now!

Birds Banded in 2023

In 2023, we banded a total of 8,549 birds, including 17 different species, with the majority being mallards, northern pintails, and gadwalls. To view the full story and to learn more about CWA's banding program click here.

Take a look at what CWA has been up to recently!

This excavator is removing salt cedar in preparation for levee construction within the 312 units at the Imperial Wildlife Area’s Wister Unit. Salt cedar is a very invasive and water thirsty plant that degrades the quality of wetlands and compromises infrastructure over time. This project is being funded through grants awarded to California Waterfowl through the Wildlife Conservation Board. Results will enhance management and habitat quality while expanding hunting opportunities.


Get paid to flood your wetlands! Applications opened on May 17th and go until June 9th. Check out the application link in the full story as well as all the major details and requirements. Full story as well as the application link is here.


Check out the all-new addition to the CWA “How to Series” this 4-part deep dive will take a closer look at how to break down a wild turkey. Join Jeremiah Doughty from @fieldtoplate as he guides you through each step, ensuring you make the most out of your harvest, utilizing the whole bird. View all episodes now!


California Waterfowl is a 501c3 organization whose mission is to grow California’s waterfowl populations, wetlands and hunter-conservationist communities.

Our vision is a California with thriving waterfowl populations, vibrant wetland ecosystems and respected hunting communities.
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