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    CDFW Soliciting Hunter Input on Sacramento Valley Wildlife Areas
    • August 6, 2021
    A waterfowl hunter at the Little Dry Creek Unit, Upper Butt Basin Wildlife Area, picks up decoys in the marsh after a morning hunt.

    A young waterfowl hunter picks up decoys following a morning hunt at the Little Dry Creek Unit, Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area. CDFW photo.

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), will hold an online outreach meeting Thursday, Aug. 26 from 4 to 6 p.m., for licensed hunters to provide comments and recommendations regarding public hunting programs in the Sacramento Valley.

    The meeting will include updates on habitat conditions, availability of water for wetlands during the current drought and possible impacts of the lingering global pandemic.

    State lands to be discussed include the Gray Lodge and Upper Butte Basin wildlife areas, including the Little Dry Creek, Howard Slough and Llano Seco units. Federal refuge personnel will also be available to speak about the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex, including Delevan, Sacramento, Colusa and Sutter refuges.

    The meeting will be held using the Microsoft Teams platform. Please email Tim Hermansen for a link and instructions on how to submit comments and questions.

    CDFW annually provides an opportunity for licensed hunters to comment and make recommendations on public hunting programs, including anticipated habitat conditions in the hunting areas on Type A wildlife areas through public meetings and outreach.

    Media Contacts:
    Tim Hermansen, CDFW North Central Region, (530) 624-8112
    Peter Tira, CDFW Communications, (916) 215-3858

    Categories: Drought, Hunting, Lands, Wildlife

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