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.
- 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!