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  • December 29, 2022
A panoramic overview of the Ocean Ranch Unit in Humboldt County.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is pleased to announce that its Ocean Ranch Unit in Humboldt County, part of the larger Eel River Wildlife Area, will open to waterfowl hunting and general public access beginning Monday, January 2, 2023.

Categories: Habitat Restoration, Hunting, Lands, Wildlife
  • October 20, 2022
Multiple pintail ducks in flight at CDFW's Little Dry Creek Unit, Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area.

Waterfowl season will officially be open across all of California soon. California’s Balance of State, Southern San Joaquin Valley and Southern California Waterfowl Zones open Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, and the Colorado River Zone opens Sunday Oct. 23, 2022. These zones will remain open through Jan. 31, 2023. The Northeastern Zone opened Oct.1, 2022, and will close Jan. 11, 2023.

Categories: Hunting, Waterfowl
  • September 16, 2022
A young duck hunter hides in the tules at the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge near Alturas.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced that the Shasta Valley Wildlife Area in Siskiyou County will be closed to waterfowl hunting for the entirety of the 2022-23 season as a result of lost wetlands and waterfowl habitat due to ongoing drought conditions.

Categories: Hunting, Upland Game, Waterfowl

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