The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will offer a waterfowl hunting clinic on Sept. 25 at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area near Gridley.
Two experienced instructors, Assistant Chief Mike Carion of DFG’s Northern Enforcement District and Warden Aaron Freitas will instruct the clinic. Topics to be covered include concepts of decoy placement, blind design, ballistics, calling, duck identification, hunting dogs, gear and garb, game care and cleaning, cooking tips and safety.
The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $45 for adults. Students 16 years and younger are free but must be accompanied by an adult. DFG’s Advanced Hunter Education Program will provide all necessary class equipment.
Space is limited and participants must register in advance at www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced. After registering, participants will receive an e-mail with a map to the facility and a list of items to bring.
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area is off of Highway 99 between the towns of Gridley and Live Oak, about eight miles northwest of Yuba City.
Lt. Dan Lehman, Advanced Hunter Education Program Coordinator, (916) 358-4356
Kyle Orr, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8958