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  • September 21, 2022
A pair of mature desert bighorn sheep.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is once again inviting nonprofit organizations to help support wildlife, wildlife habitat and scientific research by auctioning big game hunting tags for the 2023-24 hunt season.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, Habitat Restoration, Hunting, Wildlife
  • September 20, 2022
Wild pig standing in a green field

Due to ongoing concerns with wild pigs in California and the damage they cause, the California Fish and Game Commission and CDFW will be holding a virtual public forum to discuss related issues and explore potential solutions that address and reduce problems.

Categories: Education, Human Wildlife Conflict, Hunting, Invasive Species, Lands, Wildlife
  • September 20, 2022
Inyo rock daisy

CDFW is seeking data and public comment on a proposal to list the Inyo rock daisy under the California Endangered Species Act.

Categories: Habitat Restoration, Lands, Rare Species, Species
  • September 20, 2022
A pair of American wigeon at rest on the water.

CDFW will hold an in-person public outreach meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, to solicit input on the management of the Lake Earl Wildlife Area in Del Norte County. Topics to be discussed include public access, habitat conditions, current and future restoration efforts.

Categories: Fishing, Habitat Restoration, Hunting, Lands
  • September 16, 2022
CDFW's Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery Sign

CDFW will staff a voluntary, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) check station at its Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery on the opening weekend of the general, north state deer season Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, Wildlife Health
  • September 16, 2022
Two mountain quail standing on rock.

CDFW announces 2022 California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest.

Categories: Upland Game Bird Stamp
  • September 16, 2022
A young duck hunter hides in the tules at the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge near Alturas.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced that the Shasta Valley Wildlife Area in Siskiyou County will be closed to waterfowl hunting for the entirety of the 2022-23 season as a result of lost wetlands and waterfowl habitat due to ongoing drought conditions.

Categories: Hunting, Upland Game, Waterfowl
  • September 14, 2022
Stream running through grassy meadow with tree line in background.

Wildlife Conservation Board Celebrates 75 Years of Protecting California’s Natural Resources

Categories: WCB
  • September 14, 2022
A lone mule deer buck stands amid trees.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) general deer season is set to open in many parts of the state Saturday, Sept. 17. Deer season is already underway in California’s A and B4 zones along the coast.

Categories: Big Game, Scientific Study, Wildlife
  • September 9, 2022
A painting of a ruffed grouse in flight by artist Jeffrey Klinefelter.

For the first time in three years, grouse and mountain quail hunters should find the state’s national forests along with California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) properties mostly open for hunting when seasons begin Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. That’s the good news.

Categories: Fire, Hunting, Lands, Upland Game

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