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  • November 11, 2022
An American flag flaps off the stern of a boat on a lake.

CDFW thanks California veterans for their service to and sacrifice for our country.

Categories: Fishing, Hunting, R3
  • November 10, 2022
Vamos a Pescar logo.

CDFW is now accepting applications for the Vamos A Pescar community grant program for fishing programs, classes and activities committed to educating and engaging diverse, multi-generational, bi/multi-lingual participants new to fishing, boating and aquatic stewardship in California.

Categories: Fishing, Grants, R3
  • November 10, 2022
Vamos a Pescar logo

El Departamento de Pesca y Vida Silvestre de California (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, CDFW) se encuentra ya aceptando solicitudes para el programa de subvenciones comunitarias Vamos A Pescar para programas, clases y actividades de pesca comprometidos con la educación y la participación de participantes diversos, multigeneracionales, bi/multilingües que sean nuevos en la pesca, navegación y administración acuática en California.

Categories: Fishing, Grants, R3
  • November 8, 2022
A recently caught Chinook salmon on the river bank next to a fishing rod.

CDFW has announced that recreational fishing for adult, fall-run Chinook salmon on the Klamath River has reopened between Interstate 5 near Hornbrook and 3,500-feet below the Iron Gate Fish Hatchery in Siskiyou County.

Categories: Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • 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 28, 2022
A close-up photo of a Dungeness crab.

The recreational take of Dungeness crab using crab traps will be temporarily restricted statewide when the season opens on Saturday, Nov. 5 due to presence of humpback and blue whales and the potential for entanglement from trap gear.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine
  • 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 24, 2022
Underwater photo of a wild rainbow trout hiding among branches, leaves and other cover.

CDFW is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first designated “Wild Trout Waters” in the state, a pioneering wild trout conservation and management practice at the forefront of the nation’s modern environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s and a designation still benefitting California anglers today.

Categories: Fishing, Habitat Restoration
  • October 20, 2022
The Trinity River curves around rocks and sandy banks.

Based upon California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) projections of the recreational fall-run Chinook salmon catch on the Trinity River, anglers will meet the Upper Trinity River adult fall-run Chinook salmon quota for the 2022 season as of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Salmon
  • 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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