You live in a great place for waterfowl and pheasant hunting.
Look to the north a little.Sacramento wildlife refuge ,Delevan refuge and then up towards Chico you have Greylodge.Plenty of opportunities.Get on the DFG website and look to reserve some dates at any of the public areas.
Some are first come first serve but a lot of them require a reservation.
If you can work for dates later in the season(after December 15).The weather has usually cooled by then the birds move better.
what school are you attending?My son is a Junior at Sacramento State.