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  • August 3, 2022
landscape image of north grasslands area of N. San Joaquin Valley

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), will hold an online outreach meeting for licensed hunters to take comments and recommendations regarding hunting programs in the northern San Joaquin Valley.

Categories: Lands
  • August 2, 2022
cannabis plants disguised as hemp

During the week of July 18, wildlife officers served a search warrant near the town of Bradley. The warrant was part of an investigation into illegal cannabis cultivation.

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement
  • July 29, 2022
buck pictured in natural habitat at Carrizo Plans Ecological Reserve

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering a drawing for an apprentice deer hunt for junior license holders on the Chimineas Unit of the Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, Hunting, Lands
  • July 29, 2022
waterfowl in air at yolo bypass wildlife area

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold an online outreach meeting for licensed hunters to take comments and recommendations regarding hunting programs on Type A Wildlife Areas in the Bay Delta Region.

Categories: Lands
  • July 28, 2022
Smiling man on a boat holding up a large striped bass

CDFW is soliciting public input on a proposed regulation change that would restrict the harvest of striped bass to a “slot limit” between 20 and 30 inches for inland anadromous waters. Under the proposal, all striped bass caught below 20 inches in length and above 30 inches in length would have to be released.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Species
  • July 28, 2022
Close up of a copper rockfish on a boat deck

Significant changes to California’s groundfish sport fishing regulations are expected starting next year, in response to recent scientific information suggesting some nearshore groundfish species are in decline. To reduce pressure on these stocks, fishing seasons will be shorter in nearshore waters, but new opportunities in deeper water are anticipated.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine
  • July 27, 2022
Great blue heron standing on rock surrounded by marsh.

August 2022 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

Categories: Calendar
  • July 26, 2022
The entrance sign to the Little Dry Creek Unit, Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area in the Sacramento Valley.

CDFW and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will hold an online public outreach meeting for licensed hunters to provide comments and recommendations regarding hunting programs on state wildlife areas and federal wildlife refuges in the Sacramento Valley.

Categories: Hunting, Lands, Waterfowl
  • July 15, 2022
Southern California steelhead swimming

CDFW has initiated a status review for Southern California steelhead and invites data or comments on a petition to list Southern California steelhead as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

Categories: FGC, Fisheries, Fishing, Rare Species, Trout
  • July 15, 2022
Two people in silhouette fishing in a river at day break with mountains in the background

CDFW is asking recreational anglers to begin “Hoot Owl” practices when fishing – voluntarily changing how, when and where they fish to minimize stress and mortality among fish populations suffering from drought conditions.

Categories: Drought, Fishing, Salmon, Trout, Wildlife Health

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