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Fall Chinook Season Closed on Klamath and Trinity Rivers August 16, 2017 - CDFW reminds anglers that fall Chinook salmon fishing on the Klamath and Trinity rivers is prohibited beginning Aug. 15, 2017 on the Klamath River and Sept. 1, 2017 on the Trinity River. Angling for steelhead remains open on both rivers for the entire year. Due to historically low stock projections of fall Chinook in the … Continue reading Fall Chinook Season Closed on Klamath and Trinity Rivers
Artists Sought for California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest August 16, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is conducting an art contest to select the design for the state’s 2017-2018 upland game bird stamp. The California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest is open to all U.S. residents ages 18 and over. Entries will be accepted from Oct. 30 through Nov.15. This year’s stamp … Continue reading Artists Sought for California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest
CDFW Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 30 Cadets, Adding 18 New Wildlife Officers to the Ranks August 11, 2017 - California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Academy Class 60 today added 18 new wildlife officers to the ranks of those who have dedicated their lives to the protection of California’s incredible natural resources. The graduation ceremony took place Friday, Aug. 11 at the Paradise Performing Arts Center in Paradise. The 18 new wildlife … Continue reading CDFW Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 30 Cadets, Adding 18 New Wildlife Officers to the Ranks
Suspect Wanted for Attempted Murder of a Wildlife Officer Turns Himself In August 10, 2017 - Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr., suspected of attempting to shoot a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officer in August 2016, has turned himself in. Law enforcement officers from CDFW, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office continued their focused effort to find Hof by visiting areas he was known to … Continue reading Suspect Wanted for Attempted Murder of a Wildlife Officer Turns Himself In
CDFW Seeks Information Related to Coast Yellow Leptosiphon August 9, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking information relevant to a proposal to list coast yellow leptosiphon (Leptosiphon croceus)—an annual wildflower—as an endangered species. There is only one known population of coast yellow leptosiphon, located north of Half Moon Bay in Moss Beach, San Mateo County. In May 2016, a petition to … Continue reading CDFW Seeks Information Related to Coast Yellow Leptosiphon
Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr. Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr. Wanted for Attempting to Shoot a CDFW Wildlife Officer August 9, 2017 - A reward of up to $20,000 remains available for information leading to the arrest of Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr., suspected of attempting to shoot a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officer in August 2016. Anyone with information in this case (#201604226), particularly the whereabouts of Hof, is encouraged to call the Humboldt County … Continue reading Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr. Wanted for Attempting to Shoot a CDFW Wildlife Officer
Applications Now Available for Fall Apprentice Deer Hunt in San Luis Obispo County for Junior License Holders August 4, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering a drawing for an apprentice deer hunt for junior license holders on the Chimineas Unit of the Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve. The two-day buck hunt, which is being offered in cooperation with the California Deer Association (CDA), will be held Sept. 16 and17 on the … Continue reading Applications Now Available for Fall Apprentice Deer Hunt in San Luis Obispo County for Junior License Holders
CDFW Seeks Information Related to Lassics Lupine August 3, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking information relevant to a proposal to list the Lassics lupine (Lupinus constancei) as an endangered species. There are two known populations of the Lassics lupine, both within Six Rivers National Forest. The largest population occurs on Mt. Lassic, within Mt. Lassic Wilderness in Humboldt County. … Continue reading CDFW Seeks Information Related to Lassics Lupine
CDFW to Hold Public Outreach Meeting on Grizzly Island, Yolo Bypass Wildlife Areas August 2, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold an outreach meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 23 in Davis regarding Bay Delta Region Type A wildlife areas. CDFW will take comments and recommendations and provide updates on habitat conditions, availability of water for wetlands and possible impacts to hunter access on these public lands. The … Continue reading CDFW to Hold Public Outreach Meeting on Grizzly Island, Yolo Bypass Wildlife Areas
August 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar July 31, 2017 - Various Days — Bat Talk and Walk at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, various times, 45211 County Road 32B (Chiles Road), Davis (95618). Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is home to approximately 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats. From mid-June to mid-September the Yolo Basin Foundation provides a program for people to learn about bats and watch the colony … Continue reading August 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar
Learn to Make Wild Game Sausage at New CDFW Hunter Education Clinic July 28, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program is sponsoring an Introduction to Wild Game Sausage Making Clinic on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in San Diego County. This is the first time CDFW is offering a clinic on this topic. The clinic will be taught by Steve Shaw, a veteran Hunter … Continue reading Learn to Make Wild Game Sausage at New CDFW Hunter Education Clinic
Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area Plans Volunteer Cleanup and Hunting Blind Maintenance Day July 25, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area (UBBWA) has scheduled a cleanup and hunting blind maintenance day on Aug. 5 from 7 a.m. to noon. The wildlife area consists of Little Dry Creek and Llano Seco in Butte County and Howard Slough in Glenn County. At last year’s event, … Continue reading Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area Plans Volunteer Cleanup and Hunting Blind Maintenance Day
Special Dove Hunt Opportunities Available for 2017 Season July 24, 2017 - California’s dove hunting season is rapidly approaching, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for special dove hunts throughout the state. The first half of the split season will be open statewide from Sept. 1-15, 2017. The second half will be open statewide from Nov. 11 through Dec. 25, … Continue reading Special Dove Hunt Opportunities Available for 2017 Season
Central Valley Fish Trafficking Ring Sentenced Following CDFW Bust July 24, 2017 - Three Fresno men face jail time and fines after being caught poaching and unlawfully trafficking sport-caught fish, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced. Kue Her, 36, Leepo Her, 33, and Michael Vang, 31, all of Fresno, all pled guilty to charges of illegal poaching of wildlife for profit. Kue Her was sentenced … Continue reading Central Valley Fish Trafficking Ring Sentenced Following CDFW Bust
Pheasant in flight CDFW Launches Automated Application Process for Upland Game Wild Bird Hunts July 21, 2017 - California hunters can now apply online for specially managed upland game bird hunting opportunities on private and public lands. Starting with the 2017 fall hunting season, hunters will need to apply through the Automated License Data System (ALDS) for special hunt drawings for pheasant, chukar, quail, wild turkey and dove. The new, automated application process … Continue reading CDFW Launches Automated Application Process for Upland Game Wild Bird Hunts
Settlement Agreement Signed for Panoche Valley Solar Project July 21, 2017 - Agreement Resolves Long-Running Disputes, Advances Renewable Energy Goals, Creates Jobs, and Preserves more than 26,000 Acres for Endangered Wildlife The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society (collectively the “Environmental Groups”), the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and Panoche Valley Solar LLC (a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Development, Inc.), have … Continue reading Settlement Agreement Signed for Panoche Valley Solar Project
CDFW Seeks Information Related to Foothill Yellow-legged Frog July 21, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking information relevant to a proposal to list the Foothill Yellow-legged Frog as a threatened species. The Foothill Yellow-legged Frog (Rana boylii) inhabits lower elevation creeks, streams and rivers throughout the Klamath, Coast, Sierra Nevada and formerly the Transverse ranges of California. They can be found … Continue reading CDFW Seeks Information Related to Foothill Yellow-legged Frog
CDFW Law Enforcement Now Hiring Wildlife Officers July 13, 2017 - Do you have what it takes to be a California wildlife officer? The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Division (LED) is currently accepting applications for wildlife officers and cadets. CDFW is particularly interested in recruiting applicants with a love of the outdoors and a passion for fish and wildlife conservation. Applicants … Continue reading CDFW Law Enforcement Now Hiring Wildlife Officers
A mallard drake takes flight from calm waters CDFW Completes 2017 Waterfowl Breeding Population Survey July 13, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has completed its annual waterfowl breeding population survey. The breeding population of mallards decreased from 263,774 to 198,392 (a decrease of 25 percent) and total ducks decreased from 417,791 to 396,529 (a decrease of five percent). The decline was not expected, given the abundant precipitation. Low duck … Continue reading CDFW Completes 2017 Waterfowl Breeding Population Survey
Nicole Kozicki Recognized Nationally as Wildlife Officer of the Year July 12, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is proud to announce that Wildlife Officer Nicole Kozicki has been selected as the Pogue-Elms Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. The award, which was formally presented to her at the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) annual conference on July 10, is considered … Continue reading Nicole Kozicki Recognized Nationally as Wildlife Officer of the Year
CDFW Confirms Presence of Wolf Pack in Lassen County, Collars Adult Wolf July 5, 2017 - California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) biologists have captured and fitted a tracking collar to a female gray wolf in Lassen County, and confirmed that the wolf and her mate have produced at least three pups this year. During summer and fall 2016, remote trail cameras captured images of two wolves traveling together in … Continue reading CDFW Confirms Presence of Wolf Pack in Lassen County, Collars Adult Wolf
Florida Artist Wins 2017 California Duck Stamp Art Contest July 3, 2017 - A painting by John Nelson Harris of Groveland, Fla., has been chosen as the winner of the 2017 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. The painting, which depicts a ruddy duck, will be the official design for the 2017-2018 stamp. The veteran wildlife artist is a repeat champion, having previously claimed the first-place honor in the … Continue reading Florida Artist Wins 2017 California Duck Stamp Art Contest
July 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar June 26, 2017 - DATE — EVENT Various Days — Bat Talk and Walk at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, various times, 45211 County Road 32B (Chiles Road), Davis (95618). Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is home to approximately 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats. From mid-June to mid-September the Yolo Basin Foundation provides a program for people to learn about bats and … Continue reading July 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar
Sage-Grouse Hunting Suspended for 2017 Season June 23, 2017 - On June 21, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) voted unanimously to reduce sage-grouse hunting permits to zero for the 2017 season. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recommended this action to the Commission based on spring lek (breeding ground) surveys that showed significantly fewer sage-grouse in all four hunting zones. Although … Continue reading Sage-Grouse Hunting Suspended for 2017 Season
2016 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year Announced June 20, 2017 - (Photo, left to right: California Fish and Game Commission President Eric Sklar, Fresno County Deputy District Attorney Sabrina Ashjian, CDFW Chief of Enforcement David Bess.) The California Fish and Game Commission has honored Fresno County Deputy District Attorney (DDA) Sabrina Ashjian as the Commission’s 2016 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year. The selection process was based … Continue reading 2016 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year Announced
SHARE Program Offers Elk Hunts, Including New Properties June 16, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is accepting applications for 31 elk hunting opportunities offered through the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program. The hunts will occur at various times between Aug. 15 and Dec. 24, 2017 on 28 select properties in Colusa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino and Siskiyou counties. Specific … Continue reading SHARE Program Offers Elk Hunts, Including New Properties
Four Black Bears Transferred to Oakland Zoo Under Unique Circumstances June 15, 2017 - A female black bear and her three cubs were transferred to Oakland Zoo from the care of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Wildlife Investigations Lab on Tuesday. Though it is CDFW policy not to place large adult mammals into captivity, a sequence of unique circumstances provided these bears an opportunity for a … Continue reading Four Black Bears Transferred to Oakland Zoo Under Unique Circumstances
Newhall Ranch Project Re-Approved; Final Environmental Analysis Released Today June 14, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) released the Final Additional Environmental Analysis (AEA) and re-approved the Newhall Ranch Resource Management and Development Plan and Spineflower Conservation Plan. CDFW approved the project originally in December 2010 after preparing and certifying an environmental impact report. In 2015, the California Supreme Court identified two issues in … Continue reading Newhall Ranch Project Re-Approved; Final Environmental Analysis Released Today
Free Fishing Days for 2017 will be July 1 and Sept. 2 June 14, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) encourages all Californians to give fishing a try for free on July 1 and Sept. 2. CDFW annually offers two Free Fishing Days, typically around the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. On these two days, people can fish without having to buy a sport fishing … Continue reading Free Fishing Days for 2017 will be July 1 and Sept. 2
CDFW’s Invasive Species Program Announces Youth Art Contest Winners June 8, 2017 - The winners of the “Don’t Let it Loose!” Youth Art Contest have been announced by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Invasive Species Program. As part of the California Invasive Species Action Week, 126 youths from across California submitted their original artwork. Participants were asked to send artwork depicting invasive species that might … Continue reading CDFW’s Invasive Species Program Announces Youth Art Contest Winners

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