California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Placer residents have close encounters of the wild kind

Placer County residents are noticing an increase in wildlife near roads, in livestock fields and even foraging through backyards, causing speculation as to whether or not the droug ...

Two rods can sometimes be used without having a two-rod stamp

Many California anglers eagerly pay $14.04 for a second-rod attachment to their fishing license, which allows them to use two rods at any inland lake or reservoir. However, there ...

Non-native lice are leaving many deer hairless

Hunters often will have a deer tanned with its lustrous coat of hair on. But there are now bald deer. No hair or, at best, just a scruffy, patchy fur coat. The condition isn&rsquo ...

Law varies on maximum number of rounds allowed in your rifle

While manufacturers make and retail stores sell shotguns that may hold numerous shells, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife states shotguns can’t contain more than ...

Licenses, tags and applications now available for 2013-14

Generally, those who applied for a hunting license or deer tags last year have received the Hunting Digest by now. The magazine has statistics from all over the state from last se ...

Television broadcast pioneer Bel Lange set the bar high

Bel Lange was a household fixture from the mid 1950s through the early 1980s. Those fortunate enough to have a television in those early years tuned in to then-Stockton-based KOVR ...

Archery clinic for kids to be held April 27 in Roseville

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 ...

Ocean salmon season to open Saturday, April 6

The opening of the ocean salmon fishery is something party boats owners and operators up and down the coast look forward to. There’s just not much ocean fishing during the wi ...

SMUD trout fishing derby at Rancho Seco is fun for all

Twice a year, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District sponsors a trout fishing derby at Rancho Seco Lake, 25 miles south of Sacramento. The lake is small by any standards. The p ...

Spring pig hunts offered in Yolo County; turkey season opens March 30

Yolo County is just across the river so you can go pig hunting at Bobcat Ranch on a single tank of gas. The hunts, eight of them, will be offered by the California Department of F ...