Hunters’ Opinions Sought Over Sacramento Valley Area Improvements

The following is courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife:

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Hunter Input Sought for Sacramento Valley Wildlife Areas, Refuges

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), will hold an online outreach meeting next week to take comments and recommendations regarding hunting programs in the northern Sacramento Valley from licensed hunters. The meeting will include updates on habitat conditions, availability of water for wetlands, avian influenza and hunting access opportunities.

State lands to be discussed include the Gray Lodge and Upper Butte Basin wildlife areas, including the Little Dry Creek, Howard Slough and Llano Seco units. Federal refuge personnel will also be available to speak about the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex including Delevan, Sacramento, Colusa and Sutter NWRs. 

The meeting will be held using Microsoft Teams from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023. Please e-mail the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area at for a link and instructions on submitting comments and questions. 

CDFW annually provides an opportunity for licensed hunters to comment and make recommendations on public hunting programs, including anticipated habitat conditions in the hunting areas on Type A wildlife areas through public meetings and outreach.