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  • January 31, 2023
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) are proud to support BearWise, the innovative North American program that helps people live more responsibly with bears.

Categories: Bears, Education, Human Wildlife Conflict, Wildlife
  • December 29, 2022
A panoramic overview of the Ocean Ranch Unit in Humboldt County.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is pleased to announce that its Ocean Ranch Unit in Humboldt County, part of the larger Eel River Wildlife Area, will open to waterfowl hunting and general public access beginning Monday, January 2, 2023.

Categories: Habitat Restoration, Hunting, Lands, Wildlife
  • December 20, 2022
Logo of the California Fish and Game Commission

At its December meeting, the California Fish and Game Commission acted on several issues affecting California’s natural resources.

Categories: FGC, Fisheries, Fishing, Hunting, Waterfowl
  • December 16, 2022
A Feather River Fish Hatchery employee checks trays of fertilized Chinook salmon eggs as they incubate within the hatchery.

CDFW and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) have announced that the Feather River Fish Hatchery in Oroville will increase its production of fall-run Chinook salmon in 2023 to approximately 9.5 million fish to combat the impacts of drought and a thiamine deficiency affecting natural spawning and in-river production.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Fishing, Hatcheries, Salmon
  • November 11, 2022
An American flag flaps off the stern of a boat on a lake.

CDFW thanks California veterans for their service to and sacrifice for our country.

Categories: Fishing, Hunting, R3

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