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    • September 20, 2021
    water hyacinth in California

    CDFW has temporarily restricted boat use at the Mendota Wildlife Area in Fresno County.

    Categories: Invasive Species, Lands, Species
    • September 16, 2021
    Heenan Lake Wildlife Area wooden sign that greets visitors to the area in Alpine County.

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has reopened 34 of its properties to public use as of Thursday, Sept. 16, following the announcement by the USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region lifting the closure of most California forests.

    Categories: Fire, Fishing, Hunting, Lands
    • September 10, 2021
    A single Canada goose stretches and flaps its wings while sitting on water.

    CDFW has announced that the Shasta Valley Wildlife Area in Siskiyou County will be closed to waterfowl hunting for the entirety of the 2021-22 season as a result of lost wetlands and waterfowl habitat due to drought conditions.

    Categories: Drought, Hunting, Lands, Waterfowl, Wildlife
    • September 8, 2021
    A four-point buck deer bounds across a grassy landscape.

    CDFW is expanding the public hunting opportunities available within the Cosumnes River Preserve in southern Sacramento County to include, for the first time, three deer hunts this October.

    Categories: Deer, Hunting, Lands
    • September 1, 2021
    Dixie Fire - smoke over trees

    CDFW has closed 34 properties that lie within or immediately adjacent to U.S. Forest Service (USFS) boundaries due to extreme fire conditions. Effective immediately, these properties are closed to the public through Friday, Sept. 17.

    Categories: Fire, Lands