UPDATE: The event is sold out, but you can still use the registration form to get on a wait list. We almost always have a cancellation or two, so getting on the waitlist is a great idea. Thanks for your interest!
Ladies, the day is here! Registration for the 2015 Novice Women's Duck Hunt (Nov. 6-8) is open. The cost is $300.
To registerget on the waitlist, click here. If a seat comes open for you and you're still interested, we'll send you an invoice you can pay by credit card or check. Payment must be received within one week, and you can cancel for a full refund through Oct. 30.
For more information about the event, click here, and to see how much fun we had last year, click here. Additional details will be emailed to registrants as we near the event.
Ladies, the 2015 Novice Women's Duck Hunt will be held Nov. 6-8, running Friday evening through lunchtime Sunday. To be notified when registration opens, plug your email address into the "Get updates by email" box at the top of the right column on this page, and look for a confirmation email that you'll need to respond to. Last year, we sold out in nine hours, so you definitely need to stay alert if you want to get in.
We're still planning details, but here are the broad outlines:
Who: This hunt is for women 21 and over who have hunted ducks five times or fewer.
Price: We haven't set the cost for this event, but last year registration cost $300.
Required license/stamps: You must have a California hunting license ($47.01) with a HIP Stamp (free), a California Duck Validation ($20.52) and a Federal Duck Stamp ($25). If you are not yet licensed, you'll need to pass a hunter ed course, which cannot be done last minute. Click here for hunter ed info, and here for licensing info.
Required gear: You will need chest waders, a camo and (ideally) water-resistant duck jacket, a shotgun, 2-3 boxes of non-toxic shot shells (shot size 2, 3 or 4). We may have some loaner gear available, but definitely not enough for everyone. Schedule:
Friday night: Meet at our home base for the weekend, near Biggs, California. Dinner, cocktails, getting to know each other.
Saturday: Instruction all day - shooting, waterfowl ID, duck calling, duck cleaning. Dinner and cocktails in the evening.
Sunday: We hunt at a cluster of sweet Upper Butte Basin duck clubs and finish up with a hosted lunch.
Pretty sure we're going to have a blast again this year, so stay tuned!
Thinking about joining us at the 2015 NorCal Women's Duck Hunt for novice hunters, but don't have your hunting license yet? California Waterfowl's got you covered - CWA has FOUR weekend hunter ed camp opportunities for adults this summer:
June 5-7 - for parents AND kids, together - super fun - check out this video about it!
Aug. 7-9 - another family camp for parents and kids.
Sept. 19-20 - just adults.
Sept. 26-27 - for women, but spouses are welcome if space is available. That one has a hunt included!
You can find info here, and you can register here. And to share the poster below (and the dates above) with your friends on Facebook, click here.