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  • July 29, 2021
A male deer with antler velvet in dry brush near the American River in Sacramento, CA

August 2021 CDFW Calendar

Categories: Calendar
  • July 28, 2021
Northern San Joaquin Valley image

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), will hold an online outreach meeting for licensed hunters to take comments and recommendations regarding hunting programs in the northern San Joaquin Valley. The meeting will include updates on habitat conditions, availability of water for wetlands during the current drought and possible impacts of the lingering global pandemic.

Categories: Hunting, Lands
  • July 27, 2021

In the summer months, both bears and humans are active in the Lake Tahoe Basin, which means there is a lot to think about when living, visiting, or recreating in the area this time of year.

Categories: Human Wildlife Conflict
  • July 23, 2021

With California’s Big Game Drawing complete and big game hunters planning in state and out of state hunting trips this fall, CDFW reminds hunters once again to be vigilant in helping to keep Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) out of California.

Categories: Hunting
  • July 23, 2021
woman fishing

Dog owners in the Feather River drainage area are reminded to take precautions to protect their pets from Salmon Poisoning Disease. Salmon Poisoning Disease can be contracted by dogs that come into contact with fish from infested waters throughout the Pacific Northwest, including the southern Cascades and northern Sierras to the Feather River drainage.

Categories: Fishing, General, Salmon
  • July 19, 2021
Anglers fishing from the shore.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is asking recreational anglers to voluntarily change how, when and where they fish to minimize stress and mortality among fish populations suffering from drought conditions.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Fishing, General
  • July 15, 2021
Illegal grow operation in Southern California

During the month of May and June, wildlife officers in the Cannabis Enforcement Program took action against several illegal cannabis operators in the desert areas of Southern California.

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement
  • July 13, 2021

Due to drought and poor water conditions in the Klamath River, CDFW successfully relocated 1.1 million juvenile, fall-run Chinook salmon from its Iron Gate Fish Hatchery in Siskiyou County. The fish were trucked to a nearby satellite facility and to the Trinity River Hatchery 122 miles away where the fish will remain until conditions in the Klamath River improve.

Categories: Fisheries, Hatcheries, Salmon, Scientific Study
  • July 13, 2021
deer fawns in the wild

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has confirmed outbreaks of adenovirus hemorrhagic disease in deer in several northern California counties and is asking California residents to help curb the spread by not feeding wild animals, and report potential cases to the department.

Categories: Wildlife
  • July 13, 2021
Illegal water diversion on watershed tributary.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), in conjunction with their state and county partners, are preparing for the 2021 cannabis enforcement season.

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement

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