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  • January 27, 2022
black pig is surrounded by grass

CDFW is offering wild pig hunting opportunities in March, April and May at the Joice Island Unit of the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County.

Categories: Big Game, General, Hunting, Lands
  • January 27, 2022
Two youngsters hide among snow geese decoys while hunting geese in the Sacramento Valley rice fields.

While most California duck and goose hunters will hang up their waders and stow their shotguns a final time following the close of waterfowl seasons Jan. 31, a few lucky groups get to extend their hunting seasons into February.

Categories: Duck Stamp, Hunting, Waterfowl
  • January 26, 2022
Two mountain quail standing on gray rock against a green background

Indiana Artist Wins 2021-22 California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest

Categories: Upland Game Bird Stamp
  • January 20, 2022

This technical workshop is ideal for cannabis farmers consultants. CDFW’s cannabis permitting, engineering and grant staff will be available to discuss cannabis construction activities, notification package assistance, compliance questions and cannabis grant program opportunities.

Categories: Cannabis
  • January 12, 2022
Image of CDFW law enforcement vessel Thresher

A San Diego County judge recently imposed a $5,000 fine on a Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessel (CPFV) operating in a Marine Protected Area (MPA), CDFW announced.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, General, Law Enforcement, Marine
  • January 12, 2022
A brook trout is held from the American River Trout Hatchery near Sacramento.

CDFW will provide trout anglers in the greater Sacramento area with an unprecedented fishing opportunity this winter: the chance to catch brook trout from a half-dozen urban and suburban park ponds and lakes that are part of CDFW’s Fishing in the City program.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Fishing in the City
  • January 4, 2022
angler holding orange fish with sharp fin spines

CDFW announces multiple changes to recreational rockfish sub-bag limits which are expected to take effect Jan. 6, 2022. The emergency regulations were adopted by the California Fish and Game Commission in mid-December to align with federal regulations for these species.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine
  • January 4, 2022
hunter in wetland at dawn

All calendar items are subject to change as we navigate the changing conditions and guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to adhere to all safety protocols including physical distancing, wearing masks and frequent hand washing. For information on how to get vaccinated in California, please visit myturn.ca.gov

Categories: Calendar
  • December 22, 2021
swollen stream flowing between brushy banks

CDFW today announced the selection of 15 projects that will receive funding for the restoration, enhancement and protection of anadromous salmonid habitat in California watersheds.

Categories: Fisheries, Habitat Restoration
  • December 17, 2021

At its December meeting, the California Fish and Game Commission acted on several issues affecting California’s natural resources. The following are just a few items of interest from this week’s meeting.

Categories: FGC

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