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Central California District
Release Date: 08/06/14
Contacts: David Christy (916) 941-3146    
News Release No. CC-14-48

BLM Seeks Organization to Administer Wetland Waterfowl Hunts

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking a qualified organization to administer waterfowl hunting for youth, women and disabled hunters on its Cougar Wetland at the Cosumnes River Preserve during the 2014-15 hunting season.


The 154-acre Cougar Wetland is a series of three seasonally managed ponds located about three miles west of Galt, California.


"The BLM, in cooperation with a variety of organizations, has managed hunts in the area for youth, women, and disabled hunters for over 10 years," said Mark Ackerman, BLM wildlife biologist at the preserve.


"These hunts offer a unique opportunity near a major metropolitan area," Ackerman said. "They especially offer an opportunity for youth, women and mobility impaired individuals to connect to the great outdoors through the sport of hunting."


Hunter success at the Cougar Wetland is variable, with an overall average of a little over one bird per hunter day. However, the area has the potential to provide a quality hunting experience and is big enough for three to four groups, with two to four hunters each on a given day, he said.


To be considered, all interested organizations must submit a detailed, written proposal by Aug. 21. Information on the ranking factors and the application process are available on the BLM Mother Lode Field Office website at


Written proposal/application packages should be submitted to: BLM Wildlife Biologist Mark Ackerman, Cosumnes River Preserve, 13501 Franklin Blvd., Galt CA 95632. Or via email to


For more information, contact Ackerman at the email above or at (916) 684-5083.


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Last updated: 08-06-2014