Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities Available Soon
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering waterfowl hunting opportunities at the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER) in Hayward during the 2017-18 season.
The reserve includes former commercial salt ponds now managed by CDFW as low-salinity water bird habitat and areas restored to full tidal action. Access to ELER for waterfowl hunting will be open for 100 hunters on a first-come, first-served basis for each hunt only on the dates listed below. There is no fee for these hunts.
2017 Hunt Dates (Checkin at 5 a.m. on each of the following dates):
Saturday, Nov. 18; Tuesday, Nov. 28; Thursday, Dec. 7; Saturday, Dec. 16; Thursday, Dec. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 30.
2018 Hunt Dates (Checkin at 5:30 a.m. on each of the following dates):
Saturday, Jan. 6; Thursday, Jan. 11; Saturday, Jan.20 and Thursday, Jan. 25.
All hunters must possess a valid California Hunting License, federal duck stamp, state duck and HIP validations. Junior hunters must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older (hunter or non-hunter). Vehicles may only drive on designated levees, must use approved parking areas and are allowed only on the hunt dates specified above. To participate, hunters must check in with CDFW staff and provide the above licenses, stamps and validations.