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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • September 21, 2022
A pair of mature desert bighorn sheep.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is once again inviting nonprofit organizations to help support wildlife, wildlife habitat and scientific research by auctioning big game hunting tags for the 2023-24 hunt season.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, Habitat Restoration, Hunting, Wildlife
  • September 20, 2022
A pair of American wigeon at rest on the water.

CDFW will hold an in-person public outreach meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, to solicit input on the management of the Lake Earl Wildlife Area in Del Norte County. Topics to be discussed include public access, habitat conditions, current and future restoration efforts.

Categories: Fishing, Habitat Restoration, Hunting, Lands
  • September 16, 2022
CDFW's Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery Sign

CDFW will staff a voluntary, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) check station at its Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery on the opening weekend of the general, north state deer season Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, Wildlife Health
  • September 16, 2022
A young duck hunter hides in the tules at the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge near Alturas.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced that the Shasta Valley Wildlife Area in Siskiyou County will be closed to waterfowl hunting for the entirety of the 2022-23 season as a result of lost wetlands and waterfowl habitat due to ongoing drought conditions.

Categories: Hunting, Upland Game, Waterfowl
  • September 14, 2022
A lone mule deer buck stands amid trees.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) general deer season is set to open in many parts of the state Saturday, Sept. 17. Deer season is already underway in California’s A and B4 zones along the coast.

Categories: Big Game, Scientific Study, Wildlife

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