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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • December 18, 2023
Logo shield for the Fish and Game Commission.

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 month’s meeting held in San Diego, with an option for the public to join via Zoom. The Commission authorized publication of notice of its intent to amend regulations for waterfowl and big game hunting, including bighorn sheep, elk and deer.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, FGC
  • December 15, 2023
A holiday greeting with a black bear at the center.

We hope this winter season brings you all lots of cheer, warm memories and time for rest and relaxation. However, it is not a time to let your guard down when it comes to living in or recreating responsibly in bear country. It’s important to keep in mind not all bears in the Lake Tahoe Basin will hibernate.

Categories: Bears
  • December 14, 2023
Wolf wandering in the forest.

The wolf pack discovered this summer in Tulare County will now be called the Yowlumni Pack. The pack was found in the Sequoia National Forest in proximity to the Tule River Tribe of California’s reservation and ancestral lands. CDFW is honored to partner with the Tribe on formally naming the pack.

Categories: Wolves
  • December 14, 2023
Warden stamp green graphic of a mule deer.

For the past 13 years CDFW has used the Warden Stamp Program to help enhance resources for its Law Enforcement Division. The stamp has become a collectors’ item for people of all walks of life, and a way for the public to show support for CDFW wardens and their continued work to maintain the balance of the state’s many plants and animal species. Since the Program’s inception in 2010, the Warden Stamp has featured species like black bear, tule elk, sturgeon, spiny lobster and a bald eagle, just to name a few. For 2024, the Warden Stamp will feature one of the state’s most visible and widespread wildlife species: the mule deer.

Categories: Deer, Law Enforcement, Warden Stamp
  • December 14, 2023
A group of snow geese rest together on a wetland.

Wildlife disease specialists have confirmed the re-occurrence of the Eurasian strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in California wild birds.

Categories: Environment, Hunting, Urban Wildlife, Waterfowl

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