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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • December 12, 2022
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CDFW and the National Park Service have successfully tranquilized the mountain lion known as P-22 and transported him to a wild animal care facility for a full health evaluation.

Categories: Urban Wildlife, Wildlife, Wildlife Health
  • December 8, 2022
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CDFW and National Park Service (NPS) announced plans today to capture the world-famous mountain lion P-22 and bring him in for a health evaluation.

Categories: General, Species, Urban Wildlife, Wildlife, Wildlife Health
  • November 1, 2022
A black bear walks along a U.S. Forest Service road in Northern California.

Fall is underway in the Tahoe Basin and Lake Tahoe bears are hungry! Autumn is the time of year when bears enter hyperphagia, a phase they go through when they seek massive amounts of calories before entering their winter dens.

Categories: Bears, Wildlife, Wildlife Health
  • October 26, 2022
A quail hunter, shotgun in hand, stands with his Labrador retriever overlooking the Cuyama Valley in Santa Barbara County.

Wild pheasant, fall turkey and the second dove season will open on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, putting California’s fall hunting season in full strut.

Categories: Hunting, Upland Game, Wildlife
  • October 20, 2022
A panoramic, overview of the Ocean Ranch Unit, part of CDFW's Eel River Wildlife Area.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) wants to remind waterfowl hunters that its Ocean Ranch Unit in Humboldt County, part of the larger Eel River Wildlife Area, will be closed to all hunting and public access through the end of the year due to heavy construction and habitat work taking place.

Categories: Habitat Restoration, Hunting, Lands, Wildlife

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