Waterfowl Hunt Results for California Refuges January 2nd, 2022
Here are your refuge results for California Refuges Curtesy of California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Use these results to determine what decoys to take with you to the refuges and other areas near where these refuges are, to increase your success rate.
Example: if you see that Gray Lodge is reporting GADW (Gadwall) as the number one reported duck killed, then take Gadwall decoys with you to the refuge.
AGWT = American Green Wing Teal
AMWI = American Wigeon
GWFG= Greater White Fronted Goose (Speck)
LSGO= Lessor Snow Goose
NOPI= Northern Pintail
NSHO= Northern Shoveler
RNDU= Ringneck Duck
SCAU= Scaup (or Bluebill)
WODU= Wood Duck
You may note that most of the refuges in the northern part of California like Sac, Yolo, Colusa, Gray lodge, Delevan and Howard are all posting NSHO, this is the Northern Shoveler. I use mostly Shoveler and Wigeon decoys when I hunt the refuges because not only will Shovelers and Wigeon come to those decoys, but Pintail and Gadwall also have no issues landing in a wad of shoveler decoys. Also, most guys won't throw out a mess of shoveler decoys because they want to look like "Mallard Killers" and they don't want to look like they are trying to shoot shovelers.