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Name change removes ‘game’: It’s now Department of Fish and Wildlife
Tuesday Jan 15 2013
For several years, it was the Department of Fish and Game. However, “game” has a connotation of something hunted, and the DFG handles much more than fish and hunted cri ...
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 ...
Marine Protected Areas are in effect in north coast
Wednesday Dec 26 2012
I was dead set against the government marking off ocean waters from the Oregon border to Mexico and calling them Marine Protected Areas. As I’ve stated since the discussion ...
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 ...
Outdoors: With water level low, speed limit for boats is reduced at Folsom Lake
Tuesday Nov 20 2012
At least boaters can say they had a full season to enjoy the water level at Folsom Lake. Too often, the water level drops enough that essentially everything is shut down before La ...
Going pheasant hunting? Try a state refuge
Thursday Nov 15 2012
Pheasant hunting season opened under the most ideal conditions any ground stomper could hope for. The sky was clear and blue, and if there was a breeze, it was negligible. Opening ...
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 ...
Save a stamp; file your hunting, fishing reports online
Thursday Oct 11 2012
For a number of species, hunters have had to return tags or report cards by conventional mail. Usually, it reaches its destination; but occasionally, one is lost.The Department of ...
Rainbow, German brown trout can get trophy big at Lake Almanor
Wednesday Oct 03 2012
Lake Almanor. What a tremendous body of water.It’s the second-largest manmade lake in California to Shasta and the largest manmade lake in the state with an earthen dam. Ther ...
Department of Fish and Game to hold youth archery clinic
Thursday Sep 27 2012
The Department of Fish and Game will hold an archery clinic for young shooters who want to learn a new skill and enjoy the great out-of-doors.The clinic will be held Saturday, Oct. ...
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