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Survey shows waterfowl population down considerably in California
Saturday Jul 27 2013
Some waterfowl, in large flocks, wing their way to the far north. They head for the pothole prairie regions of Canada and some even further north to Alaska. But many of these same ...
Licenses, tags and applications now available for 2013-14
Thursday May 02 2013
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 ...
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 ...
Sterile trout being planted in state waters
Thursday Feb 07 2013
The Department of Fish and Wildlife has had numerous lawsuits filed against it over the years challenging the policy of its trout-planting program. The focal point of most suits i ...
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 ...
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 ...
Waterfowl season opens Oct. 20; is your call tuned?
Tuesday Sep 11 2012
Ever have a flock of birds looking like they want to take a close look at your dekes, but as soon as you give the first quack on your call they turn tail and head away? Don’t ...
Fish and Game staff will prowl rivers checking salmon
Friday Aug 10 2012
There was all but a total collapse of salmon numbers a mere five years ago. Fishing for salmon in the ocean and river systems was closed.Salmon numbers have rebounded since then. S ...
Boating, fishing, camping: Memorial Day weekend approaches
Wednesday May 16 2012
Memorial Day weekend is approaching, when families enjoy three days to get away, camp, fish and have fun.Campgrounds near and far, from the refreshing salt air coastal regions up t ...
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 ...
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 ...
Fish and Game Commission rejects DFG proposal on striped bass changes
Monday Feb 13 2012
A blue-ribbon panel that hopes to make recommendations that could make the Department of Fish and Game and Fish and Game Commission more efficient recently stated that in theory, t ...
Having trouble submitting steelhead, sturgeon report cards on DFG site? Then mail them in
Thursday Feb 02 2012
The deadline for returning mandated steelhead and sturgeon report cards was Jan. 31.If you didn’t submit them, you’ll receive a note from the Department of Fish and Gam ...
Sturgeon fishing requires patience, but the meat is worth the wait and work
Monday Dec 19 2011
Despite its size and the fact it wouldn’t win any beauty contest, sturgeon offers some of the finest-tasting table fare.We caught a 40-pounder in the Napa River one late afte ...
Anglers are asked to help in survival of sturgeon
Wednesday Dec 14 2011
Sturgeon are big fish, a specie that dates to prehistoric times. It’s a fish that certainly won’t win any beauty contests. In fact, they’re quite ugly.It’s ...
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