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2022-2024 News Releases

  • March 27, 2024
spring turkey

California’s general spring turkey season opens statewide March 30, and runs through May 5.

Categories: Hunting, Lands, Licensing, Upland Game
  • March 24, 2024
Scientist in white coat testing DNA samples.

CDFW has confirmed that the mountain lion euthanized in a remote area near Georgetown yesterday was the same animal involved in a fatal attack earlier in the day. CDFW’s Wildlife Forensics Laboratory determined today that DNA samples collected from the scene match samples taken from the lion carcass. The male mountain lion weighed approximately 90 pounds and appeared to be in healthy condition.

Categories: Human Wildlife Conflict, Public Safety, Wildlife
  • March 20, 2024
Mallard in flight

CDFW invites artists to submit their original artwork to the 2024-2025 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. Submissions will be accepted May 6 through June 14.

Categories: Duck Stamp, Hunting, Waterfowl
  • March 20, 2024
fish seized in law enforcement operation

CDFW law enforcement uncovered a network of recreational fishermen engaged in commercial fishing businesses with no regard to limits, documentation or adhering to the highly regulated business practices of the commercial fishing industry.

Categories: Fishing, Law Enforcement
  • March 20, 2024
An angler fishes from a California beach.  Accompanying image of a mobile phone displaying CDFW's License App for mobile devices.

CDFW launches License App for mobile devices.

Categories: Fishing, Licensing, Marine, Technology

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