Recent News Releases New Surcharge on Bird Hunting Validations to Provide Nesting Habitat for Waterfowl, Upland Game Birds in California March 28, 2022 State legislation to incentivize the creation of upland nesting habitat for ducks and other ground-nesting game birds in California will result in a $10 surcharge on the price of both the California Duck Validation and the Upland Game Bird Validation next hunting season. Continue reading... Categories: Drought, Habitat Restoration, Hunting, Lands, Licensing, Waterfowl, Wildlife Tagged: Waterfowl HuntingUpland Game Bird HuntingLicensingWildlife HabitatConservationRestoration CDFW Offering Waterfowl Hunts at East Bay Ecological Reserve November 2, 2021 Hunters can soon participate in no-fee waterfowl hunts amid restored salt ponds at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER) in Hayward. Access to ELER will be open to 100 hunters on a first-come, first-served basis. Continue reading... Categories: Hunting, Lands, Waterfowl Tagged: huntingwaterfowl huntingEden Landing Ecological Reserve CDFW Soliciting Hunter Input on Sacramento Valley Wildlife Areas August 6, 2021 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. Continue reading... Categories: Drought, Hunting, Lands, Wildlife Tagged: Hunter OutreachSacramento ValleyWaterfowl HuntingWildlife HabitatPublic Land Hunting.