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Spring Turkey Hunts Offered in Central Coast, Northern California Counties

Spring Turkey Hunts Offered in Central Coast, Northern California Counties

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for several turkey hunt opportunities in Santa Barbara and Yolo counties this spring. The two-day hunts will be offered through the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program, which offers incentives to private landowners who allow wildlife-dependent…


CDFW to Offer Two-Day Wilderness Survival and Land Navigation Clinic

CDFW to Offer Two-Day Wilderness Survival and Land Navigation Clinic

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program is sponsoring a Wilderness Survival and Land Navigation Clinic on August 23-24. The overnight workshop will be held in the Crystal Basin area, east of Placerville. The clinic is designed to help students learn and practice basic navigation…


CA DFG Opens Chimineas Unit of Carrizo Plain Ecological Reserve for Apprentice Deer Hunters

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is offering a draw for an apprentice deer hunt on the Chimineas Unit of the Carrizo Plain Ecological Reserve. The two-day hunt, which is being offered in cooperation with the California Deer Association (CDA), will be held Sept. 17-18 on the 30,000-acre reserve…


Poachers Sentenced for Trafficking Abalone in Bay Area

An abalone poacher and restaurant owner have both been convicted and fined for engaging in the illegal sale of sport-caught abalone. Two state agencies, the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and California State Parks (CSP), worked together with the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office to investigate the case…


DFG reminds California Residents about Rattlesnakes

As springtime calls people to the outdoors, encounters with snakes become inevitable. California has a variety of snakes, most of which are benign. The exception is California’s only native venomous snake — the rattlesnake. California rattlesnake species include the northern Pacific rattlesnake (in northern California), and the Western Diamondback, Sidewinder,…


DFG Wardens, Scientists and Volunteers Scoop up Wayward Trout

California Department of Fish and Game Wardens, County Sheriffs, scientists and community volunteers saved hundreds of mature trout from dying near Big Bear Lake in Northern Los Angeles County this week. Due to the extraordinary high water levels in Big Bear Lake hundreds of trout have been swimming upstream into…


California Ocean Salmon Fishing Season to Open April 2

For recreational fishing enthusiasts, springtime is in the air — and this year, in the water as well. Saturday, April 2 is opening day for salmon fishing in ocean waters off most of California and for the first time in many years the forecast suggests anglers may have many a…


DFG Biologists Investigate Sardine Die-Off in Southern California

State biologists are running tests on a dozen dead fish from the Redondo Beach Harbor to determine the cause of a massive die-off Tuesday. Approximately one million dead sardines were discovered in the Redondo Beach harbor Tuesday morning, initially raising concerns about possible water contamination. Water samples tested on-site Tuesday were…


CA Fish and Game Offers May Pig Hunts Through SHARE Program

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will conduct a permit-only wild pig hunt on Bobcat Ranch in May. This hunting opportunity – under the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program – will give 56 wild pig hunters access to the private property during two archery periods, two…


DFG to Offer Black Powder Hunting Clinic in April

The California Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) Advanced Hunter Education Program will offer a black powder hunting clinic in Merced County on April 30. Designed for all skill levels, the clinic will include both lecture and live-fire exercises. The lecture portion will include a short history of black powder…