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  • August 16, 2022
CDFW Warden Austin Smith, head shot

Warden Austin Smith has been named 2021 Wildlife Officer of the Year, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced.

Categories: Law Enforcement, Public Safety
  • August 16, 2022
A buck deer's head and antlers are visible as it peeks out among heavy grass cover.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for deer hunting opportunities at the Cosumnes River Ecological Reserve in Sacramento County for the 2022 A Zone and D-5 Zone general seasons.

Categories: Big Game, Hunting
  • August 14, 2022
Temblor legless lizard, photo by Noah Morales

CDFW is seeking data and comments on a proposal to list the Temblor legless lizard under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

Categories: Rare Species, Species, Wildlife Health
  • August 8, 2022
Graphic of Redwood Creek workshop details

On Aug. 18, 2022, CDFW, California Department of Cannabis Control and State Water Resources Control Board are holding a cannabis technical assistance workshop and community presentation on the Redwood Creek Watershed.

Categories: Cannabis
  • August 4, 2022
halibut on a boat with scientist standing over

CDFW has announced the recreational Pacific halibut fishery will close Sunday, Aug. 7 at 11:59 p.m. Based on the latest catch projections, CDFW expects the 2022 California recreational quota of 38,740 net pounds will be exceeded unless the fishery is closed.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Species
  • August 4, 2022
Attendeesandstaffataworkshop

CDFW and Mendocino County have teamed up to hold a series of cannabis technical assistance workshops in August and September.

Categories: Cannabis
  • 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

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