The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program will offer a waterfowl hunting clinic on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area in Butte County. The clinic will be taught by retired CDFW Chief of Patrol Michael Carion and Warden Aaron Freitas, both experienced waterfowl hunters and instructors.
Participants from beginner to advanced are welcome to attend. The clinic will cover the basics of hunting waterfowl with the goal of developing ethical and conservation-minded hunters.
Topics will include duck calling, hunter safety, decoy placement, blind design, ballistics, game care and hunting on state and federal waterfowl management areas and regulations.
The cost is $45 for adults (there is no cost for youths age 17 and under). The clinic hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Space is limited to 25 people, so please register early. To register or for more information, please visit www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/ or contact Lt. Alan Gregory at (916) 653-1235.
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area is approximately 60 miles north of Sacramento, off Highway 99.