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tundra-swans2 October 2016 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar September 30, 2016 - DATE — EVENT Weekends — Sandhill Crane Wetland Tours. Docent-led public tours are offered at Woodbridge Ecological Reserve the first three Saturdays and Sundays of each month from October through February. Tours begin two hours before sundown. The tours correspond to the migratory birds’ fall/winter home in the Central Valley. This reserve is just west … Continue reading October 2016 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar
confluence-feb-03-2-jpg-klamath-river Third Klamath Salmon Fishing Quota Met, Catch Now Subject to Size Restriction September 30, 2016 - Anglers are about to meet their annual quota for salmon at another popular Klamath River fishing spot, triggering new restrictions on the fishery for the remainder of the year. Monitoring efforts show that anglers above the Highway 96 Bridge in Weitchpec to 3,500 feet below Iron Gate Dam will have caught their quota of 189 … Continue reading Third Klamath Salmon Fishing Quota Met, Catch Now Subject to Size Restriction
youth-pheasant-hunt CDFW Recognizes National Hunting and Fishing Day, Celebrates California’s Original Conservationists September 23, 2016 - National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday, Sept. 24. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds Californians of the plentiful opportunities to enjoy hunting and fishing in the state and commends them for their commitment to conservation. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. thanked California’s hunters and anglers for their conservation legacy and encouraged … Continue reading CDFW Recognizes National Hunting and Fishing Day, Celebrates California’s Original Conservationists
h-lovig-halpa-crl-1330mm-copy Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishery to Close Saturday, Sept. 24 September 21, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announces the recreational Pacific halibut fishery will close Saturday, Sept. 24 at 12:01 a.m. for the remainder of 2016. Based on the latest catch projections, CDFW expects the 2016 quota of 29,640 pounds will be exceeded unless the fishery is closed. Formal authority to close the fishery … Continue reading Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishery to Close Saturday, Sept. 24
mccloud-river-redband-trout-image CDFW to Begin Reintroductions of Rare Rescued Trout to McCloud River Tributaries September 20, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Northern Region Inland Fisheries Program and Heritage and Wild Trout Program staff will soon reintroduce a small population of rare rescued trout to their native waters in the McCloud River in Shasta County. McCloud River Redband Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss stonei) is one of several sensitive and unique … Continue reading CDFW to Begin Reintroductions of Rare Rescued Trout to McCloud River Tributaries
feather-river Feather River Hatchery Fish Ladder Opened Today September 19, 2016 - The fish ladder at Feather River Hatchery in Oroville opened today, Monday, Sept. 19, signaling the start of the spawning season on the Feather River. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hatchery workers opened the gates in the ladder about 8 a.m. They will take more than 3 million spring-run eggs and 12 million … Continue reading Feather River Hatchery Fish Ladder Opened Today
otter Sea Otter Survey Encouraging, but Comes Up Short of the “Perfect Story” September 19, 2016 - The southern sea otter, Enhydra lutris nereis, continues its climb toward recovery, according to the annual count released by the U.S. Geological Survey and partners today. For the first time, southern sea otters’ numbers have exceeded the threshold required by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider de-listing the species as “threatened” under the … Continue reading Sea Otter Survey Encouraging, but Comes Up Short of the “Perfect Story”
20278658799_2c53903973_o Wildfire Awareness Still Necessary as Additional Deer Seasons Open Sept. 24 September 19, 2016 - California’s 2016 deer season continues with the opening of the D3-D5, D8-D10, X8 and X10 Zones on Sept. 24. Drought and dangerous fire conditions persist in many areas of the state, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) urges hunters to be mindful of wildfires and forest closures that could affect the area … Continue reading Wildfire Awareness Still Necessary as Additional Deer Seasons Open Sept. 24
Deer decoy with the stand Photoshopped out, for ed-outreach/LED use. Caltrans and Fish and Wildlife Urge Motorists to Be Alert During Watch Out for Wildlife Week September 15, 2016 - Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remind motorists to remain alert for wildlife on roadways during Watch Out for Wildlife Week, which runs September 18-24. “We urge motorists to remain alert and be cautious when traveling through wildlife areas, so our roadways will remain as safe as possible,” said Caltrans Director … Continue reading Caltrans and Fish and Wildlife Urge Motorists to Be Alert During Watch Out for Wildlife Week
Private Lands in Solano and Merced Counties Open for Public Hunts This Fall September 14, 2016 - Now is your chance to hunt on private property usually off-limits to the public in the Fairfield and Merced area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program is offering public access for wild pig, waterfowl and upland game hunts this fall.   SHARE will offer eight wild … Continue reading Private Lands in Solano and Merced Counties Open for Public Hunts This Fall
14705607159_4032dc14cb_z Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days Approach for the 2016-2017 Season September 14, 2016 - As in years past, California’s young hunters will have one weekend to hunt in the Northeastern Zone before the general waterfowl seasons open around the state. The Youth Waterfowl Days in the Northeastern Zone for the 2016-2017 season fall on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25. Beginning with the 2016-2017 waterfowl season, the U.S. … Continue reading Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days Approach for the 2016-2017 Season
thresher2 Poachers Fined for Illegally Taking Abalone in Southern California September 13, 2016 - Two Southern California men have been convicted and fined for abalone poaching and other resource crimes, stemming from a September 2015 California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) enforcement case. CDFW wildlife officers assigned to the patrol boat Thresher discovered the two men poaching abalone at Catalina Island. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office … Continue reading Poachers Fined for Illegally Taking Abalone in Southern California
tundra-swans1 CDFW Offering Free Tundra Swan Tours This Fall and Winter September 13, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will offer free swan tours near Marysville on Saturdays beginning in November and extending through January. Co-hosted by local rice farmers, the naturalist-led tours will focus on tundra swans in one of the premier locations for viewing swans in California. Ducks, geese, shorebirds, herons, egrets and raptors … Continue reading CDFW Offering Free Tundra Swan Tours This Fall and Winter
CDFW to Host “Bear Aware” Community Meeting in Pine Mountain Club September 13, 2016 -   The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will conduct a public workshop on “Living Responsibly with Wildlife” on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Pine Mountain Club Clubhouse, 2524 Beechwood Way, Pine Mountain (93222). The one-hour presentation will include information on common wildlife species – including black bears — species biology … Continue reading CDFW to Host “Bear Aware” Community Meeting in Pine Mountain Club
20456610882_3ab0b40e79_o General Deer Seasons to Open in California on Sept. 17 September 12, 2016 - California’s 2016 general deer season will open in zones B1-B3, B5, B6, C1-C4, D6, D7, X9A, X9B and X12 on Saturday, Sept. 17. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds hunters to pay close attention to the occurrence of wild fires in their favorite hunting spots. Current information on forest closures can be … Continue reading General Deer Seasons to Open in California on Sept. 17
california quail Quail, Grouse, Ptarmigan and Band-tailed Pigeon General Seasons to Open Soon September 8, 2016 - The 2016-17 general upland game bird hunting season will open in mid-September for several species in specific zones around the state, providing hunters with many opportunities to bring home some delicious table fare for the upcoming holiday season. September openers include quail (Zone Q1 opens for mountain quail from Sept. 10 through Oct. 14, and … Continue reading Quail, Grouse, Ptarmigan and Band-tailed Pigeon General Seasons to Open Soon
CDFW Offers Grasslands Waterfowl Hunting Clinic in Merced County September 2, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program will offer a waterfowl hunting clinic on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Merced County.  The clinic is being taught by Lt. Shawn Olague of CDFW’s Hunter Education Program. Lt. Olague is a lifelong waterfowl hunter with years … Continue reading CDFW Offers Grasslands Waterfowl Hunting Clinic in Merced County
Sandhill Crane Tours Showcase Birds with New Classification September 1, 2016 -   The sandhill crane is making its annual migration to the Central Valley – this time with a new name. Previously known as Grus canadensis, genetic work has led scientists to reclassify the bird as Antigone canadensis (named after Oedipus’ daughter and half-sister in Greek mythology). “Antigone is most associated with loyal devotion to family, … Continue reading Sandhill Crane Tours Showcase Birds with New Classification
Up to $10,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to the Arrest of Shawn Eugene Hof Jr., Suspected of Attempting to Shoot a CDFW Wildlife Officer September 1, 2016 - With the assistance of California Wildlife Officers Foundation, California Waterfowl Association, The Humane Society of the United States, The Sportfishing Alliance, The Nature Conservancy and private donors, a reward of up to $10,000 is offered for information that leads to the capture, arrest, and conviction of Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr. On Sunday, August 21, 2016 … Continue reading Up to $10,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to the Arrest of Shawn Eugene Hof Jr., Suspected of Attempting to Shoot a CDFW Wildlife Officer
CDFW Makes Buying a License and Accessing Fishing Regulations Easier Using Technology September 1, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is making life easier for anglers when it comes to purchasing a license and checking your local fishing regulations. CDFW has made the online license sales site more user-friendly for individuals accessing it from a mobile device and launched an online GPS-based freshwater sport fishing regulations tool … Continue reading CDFW Makes Buying a License and Accessing Fishing Regulations Easier Using Technology
October calendar September 2016 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar September 1, 2016 - DATE — EVENT Various Days — Guided Wetland Tours, By Reservation, at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley (95948). A wildlife naturalist will lead any group, school or organization on a half-mile route through the diverse wetlands of the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. General information includes wildlife identification, behavior patterns and conservation efforts. … Continue reading September 2016 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar
QuaggaMusselInfestedPipe86 Boaters Can Help Combat Spread of Invasive Mussels Over Labor Day Weekend August 31, 2016 - California agencies fighting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to please remain vigilant over the three-day Labor Day weekend. Quagga and zebra mussels are invasive freshwater mussels native to Eurasia. They multiply quickly, encrust watercraft and infrastructure, alter water quality and the aquatic food web, and ultimately impact native and sport … Continue reading Boaters Can Help Combat Spread of Invasive Mussels Over Labor Day Weekend
Green trees line a stream behind wet meadow grasses and tules. Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects August 30, 2016 - At its Aug. 30 quarterly meet ing, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $15 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 21 funded projects will benefit fish and wildlife – including some endangered species – while others will provide the public with access to … Continue reading Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects
Sept. 3 is Free Fishing Day in California August 30, 2016 - Don’t miss the last chance to fish for free this year! Free Fishing Day in California is being offered by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Saturday, Sept. 3, during Labor Day weekend. “One of the greatest things about Free Fishing Day is that it provides an opportunity to open a door for … Continue reading Sept. 3 is Free Fishing Day in California
CDFW Reminds Hunters of Mandatory Deer Tag Reporting Requirement August 30, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds deer hunters that all deer tag holders are required to report their harvest, even if they were unsuccessful or did not hunt. Harvest, survival and recruitment information are vital to projecting deer populations and setting tag quotas for the next year’s hunting season. By submitting a … Continue reading CDFW Reminds Hunters of Mandatory Deer Tag Reporting Requirement
130901-SAC-AJH-0057 Applications Opening Soon for Quail Hunts in San Diego County August 30, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for two quail hunts in San Diego County. The first hunt opportunity is slated for Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, from 6 a.m. to noon. The second will be Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. These hunts will be at the Oakgrove sub-unit of San Felipe … Continue reading Applications Opening Soon for Quail Hunts in San Diego County
CalTIP App_rounded edges2 Fusilamientos de nutrias marinas en el condado de Santa Cruz August 29, 2016 - Funcionarios del U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service y del California Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Solicitan Información para Ayudar en la Investigación El U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) y el California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) solicitan información que lleve a la detención y convicción de la(s) persona(s) responsible(s) por las … Continue reading Fusilamientos de nutrias marinas en el condado de Santa Cruz
CalTIP App_rounded edges2 Sea Otter Shootings in Santa Cruz County August 29, 2016 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Officials Seek Information to Aid in Investigation The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are looking for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the shooting … Continue reading Sea Otter Shootings in Santa Cruz County
Warden binoculars CDFW Now Hiring Law Enforcement Cadets August 25, 2016 - Do you have what it takes to be a California wildlife officer? The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is currently accepting applications for Fish and Game warden cadet (wildlife officer), with a final filing deadline of Oct. 17, 2016. CDFW is particularly interested in recruiting applicants with a love of the outdoors, a … Continue reading CDFW Now Hiring Law Enforcement Cadets
A bighorn sheep ram on a hill overlooking desert Two CDFW Cold Case Poaching Investigations Gain New Interest with the Offer of Substantial Rewards August 24, 2016 - California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officers are looking for any information the public may have regarding two unsolved crimes: the unlawful killing of a male bighorn sheep in Siskiyou County, and the unlawful maiming of an adult male deer in Humboldt County.   The bighorn carcass was discovered near the Jenny Creek camping … Continue reading Two CDFW Cold Case Poaching Investigations Gain New Interest with the Offer of Substantial Rewards

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