Waterfowl Hunting Regulation Changes Now in Effect at Laguna Wildlife Area

Media Contacts:
Stacy Martinelli, CDFW Bay Delta Region, (707) 944-5537
Conrad Jones, CDFW Bay Delta Region, (707) 944-5544
Andrew Hughan, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8944

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds hunters at the Laguna Wildlife Area near Sebastopol in Sonoma County that waterfowl hunting regulation revisions for this area are now in effect.

On April 16, 2014, the Fish and Game Commission adopted changes to regulations regarding public use of CDFW Lands. On Aug. 11, 2014, the new regulations went into effect. The regulations clarify closures and implement shoot day restrictions on waterfowl hunting in the Laguna Wildlife Area. These revisions can be found in Title 14, California Code of Regulations, sections 551(o)(29) and 551(q)(8).

The Laguna Wildlife Area includes the Timber Hill Unit, Blucher Creek Unit, Cooper Road Unit and the Occidental Road Unit. The Timber Hill, Blucher Creek and Cooper Road Units remain closed to all hunting.

The only portion of Laguna Wildlife Area open to hunting is the Occidental Road Unit, where waterfowl hunting is now restricted to Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the regular waterfowl hunting season. The only legally authorized access to this Unit is by boat. There is no foot or terrestrial access.

The full commission decision can be found at http://tinyurl.com/llafsl6.

A complete list of hunting opportunities and regulations can be found at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting