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Archery clinic for kids to be held April 27 in Roseville
Thursday Apr 11 2013
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife will co-sponsor an archery clinic for youngsters from ages of 8-17. The Youth Archery Spring Fling will be held Saturday, April 27, f ...
Time to get the boat ready for spring use
Wednesday Mar 06 2013
Most boats have done nothing but sit on the trailer all winter — some in garages or driveways, some covered and others open to nature’s elements. Some users religiousl ...
Check the wildlife code before you sell or trade that trophy mount
Thursday Feb 28 2013
Mounted deer heads. Moose. Elk. A largemouth bass appearing to be in its natural habitat. Two quail or ducks, geese, pheasants and so many others can be beautifully mounted and pro ...
If you want to hunt spring turkey, a clinic might be just the thing
Tuesday Feb 12 2013
Wild turkeys have been in California for a good 10,000 years. Their skeletal remains have been found in Southern California’s La Brea Tar Pits along with various dinosaurs th ...
Sterile trout being planted in state waters
Thursday Feb 07 2013
The Department of Fish and Wildlife has had numerous lawsuits filed against it over the years challenging the policy of its trout-planting program. The focal point of most suits i ...
Waterfowl hunting season mostly over in north state — with disappointing results
Monday Jan 28 2013
Last year’s waterfowl season found hunters scratching their heads wondering what happened to the weather. It was tough hunting due to the lack of foul weather that can make w ...
Oink, oink: Wild pig-hunting opportunity at Joice Island
Tuesday Jan 22 2013
Joice Island is in the Delta, inside the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, which is owned, operated and controlled by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. And, there just h ...
International Sportsmen’s Exposition at Cal Expo is a welcomed winter relief
Wednesday Jan 02 2013
It’s wintertime. With almost no hunting and limited fishing, outdoors-oriented men and women stay indoors. Our eyes can see fish jumping and a monster buck walking by in scop ...
Christmas stocking stuffers for your favorite outdoors person
Saturday Dec 22 2012
We’re coming down to the final hours of Christmas shopping. I find there’s still a good segment of the population scratching their heads as to what to get their favorit ...
Access to Port of Sacramento can be had, but it will take awhile
Tuesday Dec 11 2012
Many years ago, there was unrestricted access to the Port of Sacramento by several methods. About 40 years ago, a fishing partner and I would launch my boat around midnight at Mil ...
Hunters now need to file deer tag reports online
Thursday Nov 29 2012
Most hunters, after they bag a deer, take the animal to a butcher shop to be cut and wrapped. One of the first things the butcher shop would ask for is a filled-out tag and your h ...
There’s more than one way to crab, and season is open
Thursday Nov 08 2012
California is home to a variety of crab. The two primary species are red rock and Dungeness. The always-awaited season for Dungeness crab, the largest of all species off the coast ...
There is more than one way to hunt fall turkeys for success
Monday Oct 29 2012
After last week’s column announcing the opening of some bird seasons, including turkeys, one reader a few years ago was quick to inform me there is an alternate method of hun ...
Hunting season opens Nov. 10 for pheasant, turkey and dove
Thursday Oct 25 2012
Pheasant: Long cherished by hunters, the season for these Chinese imports will find hunters flocking to fields for the opener Saturday, Nov. 10. Going into a field for pheasants i ...
Governor signs bill prohibiting use of dogs during bear hunts
Thursday Oct 18 2012
The use of dogs has been a staple for centuries for those hunting bears or bobcats. The hunter releases the dogs, the dogs pick up the scent of a critter, and the race is on for t ...
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