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The one that got away
Wednesday Sep 30 2015
I’d been out on the Sacramento River twice so far since mid-August fishing for Salmon. Once I sat on anchor for several hours with my father-in-law using sardine wrapped kwi ...
Expect buzzing pests to be real pests this year
Wednesday Apr 09 2014
While we are in a full-blown drought, there has been enough rain, including some good late rains, to leave a pretty fair amount of standing water just about everywhere. As yet, the ...
Selecting the right shotgun for hunting
Friday Aug 23 2013
Sunday, Sept. 1, marks the opening day of dove hunting season, providing most gunners a two-day shoot without taking a vacation day, as Monday is a holiday. If you haven’t b ...
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 ...
Building your own crab pot is easily doable
Tuesday May 14 2013
Many anglers simply pay for a ride on a party boat out of ports up and down the coast, and many of those boats offer multiple fishing opportunities on the same ride. One of the mo ...
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 ...
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 ...
Now is the time to replace — and properly dispose of — your fishing line
Monday Feb 18 2013
For as long as there’s been fishing line, it has been discarded along the waterways. Before the invention of monofilament lines, anglers used cotton-type line. It didn&rsquo ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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