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Ocean salmon fishing opens Saturday
Thursday Apr 03 2014
The Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) recently announced that the ocean salmon fishery will commence full operations for the sport angler on Saturday, April 5. The only waters ...
You’re in the field, and your deer tags disappear; now what?
Friday Aug 02 2013
Regulations state that as soon as you drop a deer, you are to immediately fill out the tag and attach it to the horns. If you have an antlerless tag and you harvest a doe, the tag ...
Non-native lice are leaving many deer hairless
Thursday Jun 13 2013
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 ...
June 2 is deadline for special hunt applications
Friday May 31 2013
Zones A, B, and C deer tags are available, even when the season is underway. The same doesn’t apply for other tags. There are several desired hunts throughout the state that ...
AB 711 would ban lead ammunition for hunting
Friday May 24 2013
It may not seem like it, but it’s been more than a generation now that lead shot was banned for all waterfowl hunting and replaced with materials such as steel. In regions w ...
Final regulations for 2013 salmon fishing are adopted
Monday Apr 22 2013
Ocean salmon fishing opened two weeks ago with the blessing and approval of the feds, a requirement if there’s going to be any fishing at all. The California Fish and Game Co ...
Television broadcast pioneer Bel Lange set the bar high
Friday Apr 19 2013
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 ...
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 ...
Don’t wait; it’s time to apply for big-game hunting
Thursday Apr 19 2012
If you hunted any of California’s big game last year, you should have received your copy of the “California Big Game Hunting” booklet for 2012 by now.The arrival ...
Hunting wild turkeys on private property may require a trade, but it's worth it
Monday Mar 26 2012
Oh, where to hunt, where to hunt. That’s a popular refrain from many hunters hoping to pursue one of the state’s permanent residents, the wild turkey.The season opens t ...
Millions of baby salmon already released from Nimbus Hatchery
Friday May 06 2011
A few thousand salmon find their way back to their home stomping grounds each year, the Nimbus Hatchery. When they return, it’s the end of their life cycle.To propagate future ge ...
Mosquitoes will be out in force this year
Wednesday Apr 06 2011
With so much rain this past winter, there are massive amounts of standing water just about everywhere. And, there hasn’t been enough heat or north wind to dry it up.That means pe ...
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