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Deadline application for special hunts is June 2
Thursday May 31 2012
If you’ve procrastinated and haven’t bought your 2012-13 hunting license and applied for any of the state’s special hunts, time is running out. The Department of ...
Permit required for August hunt in wildlife area, Zone A
Wednesday May 02 2012
It’s maybe 130 miles south to the Upper and Lower Cottonwood Creek and the San Luis Reservoir wildlife area in western Merced County.That’s not so bad. I travel farther ...
The perfect stocking stuffer: a 2012 fishing license
Wednesday Nov 30 2011
It doesn’t matter when you purchased the 2011 fishing license. It expires at midnight Dec. 31.That means if you have any hope of fishing Jan. 1, you’ll be required to h ...
Abalone fishery closed along Sonoma Coast
Wednesday Sep 21 2011
It was reported here recently that many abalone divers were discovering dead or dying abalone along the Sonoma County coast. The reports began flooding Department of Fish and Game ...
Abalone dying along Sonoma County coast
Wednesday Sep 07 2011
Divers plying the waters off the Sonoma County coastline in search of one of the most prized items anybody can put on the dinner table — abalone — are reporting dead or ...
A lifejacket is required for each person aboard
Tuesday Aug 23 2011
There’s only one thing worse than not having a lifejacket aboard your boat, and that’s having a lifejacket that doesn’t fit properly.The law requires a lifejacket ...
DFG offers three types of wildlife areas to visit
Tuesday Jul 12 2011
Last week, in describing changes in the Department of Fish and Game’s check-in at the state’s Type-A wildlife areas, some people asked, “What are the different type of wildli ...
Is that a girl trout or a boy trout?
Wednesday Jun 22 2011
Some people who hunt and fish have a real affinity for not taking or keeping female species.The catch-and release theory for females is more prevalent by bass fishing enthusiasts, ...
Did you clean your boat at the end of last season?
Wednesday Apr 13 2011
Did you really get down and clean your boat before the winter storms dropped in on us? Many anglers don’t do that thorough cleaning, thinking there’s still one more trip in the ...
Big increase in state’s salmon population predicted
Tuesday Mar 22 2011
State biologists are predicting excellent news for anglers who have been restricted from doing much salmon fishing. It appears we may go back to a “normal” population of Chinoo ...
There is a danger to crabbing in open waters
Saturday Dec 04 2010
Have you priced fresh crab lately? It’s expensive. Last week, it was detailed in this column that you don’t need to ride on a party boat to trap a load of crab ...
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