CA DFG Offers September Waterfowl Hunting Clinics

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DFG Offers September Waterfowl Hunting ClinicsAug. 12, 2008Contact:With waterfowl season just around the corner, the Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) Advanced Hunter Education Program is hosting two waterfowl hunting clinics in September. The first clinic is in Williams in Colusa County on Sept. 20 with a second clinic Sept. 27 at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area in Riverside County.

Both clinics are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the cost of each clinic is $40.

Two experienced instructors, Assistant Chief Mike Carion of DFG’s Northern Enforcement District, and Warden Aaron Freitas will instruct the clinic in Williams. Participants from last year said the waterfowl clinic was comprehensive and helped waterfowlers of all experience levels.

Lifetime waterfowler and vice president of the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association, Chuck Giordanengo will instruct the clinic at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area.

Topics covered in both clinics are concepts of decoy placement, blind design, ballistics, calling, duck identification, K-9 considerations, gear and garb, game care and cleaning, cooking tips and safety.

Interested individuals must submit a registration form and space is limited. For more information about the clinics and to obtain a copy of the registration form, please visit the DFG Web site at or call (530) 347-3980. Registered participants will receive a packet of information approximately two weeks prior to the clinic which includes a map to the facility, agenda and a list of items to bring. The hunting clinics are being done in partnership with Wilderness Unlimited.