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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • May 24, 2024
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) this week successfully completed the release of more than 2 million fall-run Chinook salmon smolts into the Klamath River.

Categories: Hatcheries, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • May 24, 2024
Chinook salmon being measured

With the 2024 closure of ocean salmon fisheries in California, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officials are reminding anglers of important rules relating to transport of salmon taken from Oregon into California.

Categories: Fishing, Law Enforcement, Marine, Salmon
  • May 17, 2024
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The California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) voted unanimously this week to close in-river salmon sport fishing in the Klamath River Basin and Central Valley rivers for the second consecutive year. As part of its annual process for adjusting seasons and bag limits, the Commission voted to: • Prohibit the take and possession of Chinook salmon in the Sacramento, American, Feather and Mokelumne rivers and their tributaries. • Prohibit the take and possession of fall-run Chinook salmon in the Klamath and Trinity rivers and their tributaries. • Adopt emergency closures of the spring Chinook salmon sport fishing seasons on the Klamath and Trinity rivers and their tributaries.

Categories: FGC, Salmon
  • May 15, 2024
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for a limited number of deer and pig hunting access permits for opening weekend, Aug. 10 and 11, 2024, in Zone A for the general season. This is not a special hunt; the drawing is to control the number of hunters in these areas on opening weekend only.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, Hunting, Lands
  • May 10, 2024
pelicans in rehab

CDFW has received increased reports of California brown pelicans, a federally protected species, stranded along the coast from Santa Cruz County south to San Diego County, since late April.

Categories: Marine, Wildlife Health

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