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Wild Turkey Successfully Released Back Into the Wild in California

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and UC Davis worked together to capture, treat and release a wild turkey that captured residents’ imagination this week. Two DFGemployees, Warden Patrick Foy andDFGWildlife Veterinarian Ben Gonzales captured an elusive wild turkey that was shot with an arrow and had been living…


Expect More Contact With Wildlife, CA DFG Says

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) reminds the public to use caution should they encounter wild animals this spring. Wildlife tends to venture into populated and suburban areas during this time of year. Bears, mountain lions and coyotes in particular may be drawn to human habitation in search of…


Winning Artist to be Chosen at 2009 California Duck Stamp Judging Event

The winning design for California’s 2009 Duck Stamp will be selected at a judging event on May 27 at The California Museum in Sacramento. Eighteen artists from around the nation submitted original designs that they hope will be chosen to adorn next year’s stamp, which is required for hunting waterfowl…


Record Size Chinook Salmon Found on California DFG Survey of Lower Battle Creek

One of the biggest Chinook salmon ever recorded in California was found dead of natural causes in lower Battle Creek near Red Bluff last month. Department of Fish and Game (DFG) biologists measured to estimate what the live weight of the dead fish would have been. A standard size-to-weight formula…


California DFG Checkpoints Are Successful

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) inspected 132 vehicles Oct. 26 at two border station checkpoints to help prevent transport of chronic wasting disease (CWD). The checkpoints were conducted at the Truckee station on Interstate 80 in Nevada County and the Long Valley station on U.S. Route 395 in…


California DFG Offers Special Game Bird Heritage Program Event at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

Permits will be issued for four special Game Bird Heritage Apprentice pheasant hunts for junior hunters at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area. The deadline to apply is October 27, 2008. To be eligible, youths must have successfully completed a hunter education course and possess a valid California Junior Hunting License. The…


California DFG Offers Special Game Bird Heritage Program Event at Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area

Permits for two Game Bird Heritage Apprentice pheasant hunts for junior hunters will be issued by drawing. The deadline to apply is Oct. 27. To be eligible, youths must have successfully completed a hunter education course and possess a valid California Junior Hunting License. This apprentice hunt will be located…


Public Comment Sought on Proposal to Restore Paiute Cutthroat Trout to Historic Habitat in California’s Silver King Creek

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will hold a public meeting on restoration of Paiute cutthroat trout to historic habitat in Silver King Creek. Paiute cutthroat trout is a threatened species. The meeting is on Oct. 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Markleeville in Alpine County. DFG…


California DFG Offers Online Application for Bird Hunts

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has created an easy, convenient way for people to apply for statewide participation in upland game bird hunts. Hunters can now apply electronically on the DFG Web site, or they can download, print and mail an application from www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/uplandgame/gamebird/SpecialHunts. Previously, drawings for DFG’s…


Successful San Francisco Bay Halibut Catch Triggers DFG Survey to Ensure Sustainable Fishery

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will monitor the San Francisco Bay halibut fishery to ensure that current regulations are protecting the species from overfishing. Recreational anglers and commercial hook-and-line fishermen are harvesting a higher than normal number of halibut from the bay for this time of year. “This…