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  • March 28, 2022
A wild, male ring-necked pheasant emerges from heavy cover at the Little Dry Creek Unit, Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area.

State legislation to incentivize the creation of upland nesting habitat for ducks and other ground-nesting game birds in California will result in a $10 surcharge on the price of both the California Duck Validation and the Upland Game Bird Validation next hunting season.

Categories: Drought, Habitat Restoration, Hunting, Lands, Licensing, Waterfowl, Wildlife
  • March 28, 2022
Chemicals and trash haphazardly spread throughout the property.

The operator of an illegal cannabis operation in Kern County is facing several felony charges after multiple environmental violations were found on her property.

Categories: Cannabis
  • March 25, 2022
deer walking in snow on mountain

April 2022 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

Categories: Calendar
  • March 25, 2022
Crab pots lined up on a boat at sea

CDFW Director Charlton H. Bonham has assessed entanglement risk under the Risk Assessment Mitigation Program (RAMP) and announced the closure of the commercial Dungeness crab fishery in Fishing Zones 3, 4, 5 and 6 (Sonoma/Mendocino county line to the U.S./Mexico border) effective at noon on April 8, 2022.

Categories: Fisheries, Marine, Wildlife Health
  • March 22, 2022
Two brown ducks in water

CDFW Seeks Artists to Enter 2022-23 California Duck Stamp Art Contest

Categories: Duck Stamp
  • March 21, 2022
Brown adult Southern Sierra Nevada Fisher on a log.

You can have a positive impact on key issues affecting California’s native species when you donate to CDFW’s tax check-off funds on your California State Income Tax Form 540.

Categories: General, Habitat Restoration, Rare Species, Wildlife
  • March 21, 2022
CDFW program staff and cannabis cultivators talk about project questions.

CDFW is holding a cannabis technical assistance workshop on April 28 in Weaverville.

Categories: Cannabis
  • March 15, 2022
Fishing poles on ocean salmon boat

California’s recreational salmon fishery will open April 2 in ocean waters from Point Arena south to the U.S./Mexico border, with a minimum size limit of 24 inches. Openings for north of Point Arena will be determined in mid-April.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine, Salmon
  • March 2, 2022
Angler holding chinook salmon

At the annual Salmon Information Meeting held virtually today, state and federal fishery scientists presented updates on the numbers of spawning salmon that returned to California’s rivers in 2021 and shared the expected abundance for the upcoming fishing season.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, General, Salmon
  • March 1, 2022
Dungeness crabs on fishing vessel

Wildlife officers from the CDFW Marine Enforcement Division have noticed an uptick in the number of commercial Dungeness crab cases in North Coast waters since December 2021.

Categories: Fisheries, General

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