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  • 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
  • October 20, 2022
Multiple pintail ducks in flight at CDFW's Little Dry Creek Unit, Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area.

Waterfowl season will officially be open across all of California soon. California’s Balance of State, Southern San Joaquin Valley and Southern California Waterfowl Zones open Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, and the Colorado River Zone opens Sunday Oct. 23, 2022. These zones will remain open through Jan. 31, 2023. The Northeastern Zone opened Oct.1, 2022, and will close Jan. 11, 2023.

Categories: Hunting, Waterfowl
  • October 7, 2022
Tundra swans feed and rest in the Sacramento Valley's harvested, flooded rice fields.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering free swan tours in Yuba County near Marysville on select Saturdays, November through early January.

Categories: Species, Waterfowl, Wildlife

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