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  • 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
  • April 23, 2024
A dog rests on the ground.

Dog owners in California are reminded to take precautions to protect their pets from Salmon Poisoning Disease.

Categories: Fishing, Lands, Salmon, Trout
  • April 18, 2024
Schoolchildren watch as fall-run Chinook salmon fry are released into the Klamath River from a CDFW tanker truck.

CDFW this week successfully released approximately 500,000 juvenile salmon into the Klamath River just below the Iron Gate Dam.

Categories: Fisheries, Habitat Restoration, Hatcheries, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • April 15, 2024
A black bear walks atop a snowy field.

The snow will melt soon in the Lake Tahoe region and winter will give way to a busy spring for area wildlife. Bears that have been wintering in their dens will emerge soon and they will be hungry!

Categories: Bears, Wildlife Health
  • April 5, 2024
Chinook salmon swim underwater

On April 6, 2023, the Pacific Fishery Management Council acted unanimously to recommend a full closure of California’s 2023 commercial and recreational ocean salmon seasons due to extremely low population estimates for Sacramento and Klamath river fall Chinook salmon. Within hours of the recommendation, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his administration’s request for a federal fishery disaster declaration to support impacted communities.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine, Salmon

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