Bill Monroe, the WF360 Pacific Flyway Migration Editor, just released an update on the conditions for waterfowl in California on DU’s website. With receding floodwaters and warm weather, duck hunting conditions have improved for the end of the season.
“Hunting has picked up in the Sacramento Valley,” says DU regional biologist Virginia Getz. “We had all that rain in December and birds were scattered all over the place, but the water is going down now and the birds are once again becoming accessible to hunters.”
All refuges and state-managed wildlife areas have reopened to hunting. The last two, Sutter and Yolo, opened last week. Ducks and geese are moving back into rice fields in the central Sacramento Valley, and waterfowl numbers also appear to be at good levels in Suisun Marsh, the delta, and San Joaquin Valley.
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