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  • September 23, 2022
water hyacinth in natural environment

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has temporarily restricted boat use at the Mendota Wildlife Area in Fresno County.

Categories: General, Invasive Species
  • September 2, 2022
several canada geese in habitat

As the Eurasian strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 continues to impact wild and domestic birds across the state, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) wildlife disease specialists are reminding the public of steps they can take to help reduce the spread of infection.

Categories: General, Public Safety, Wildlife, Wildlife Health
  • 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 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
  • 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 14, 2022
Group of canada geese walking on grass

Wildlife disease specialists have confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Eurasian H5N1 Avian Influenza in three wild birds found in Colusa and Glenn counties.

Categories: Waterfowl, Wildlife, Wildlife Health
  • May 27, 2022
two riparian brush rabbits in San Joaquin Valley

On May 20, 2022, veterinary staff at California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) were notified that an endangered riparian brush rabbit found deceased on the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge, tested positive for rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2), a highly transmissible and frequently fatal disease of rabbits.

Categories: General, Species, Wildlife
  • May 23, 2022
view of oak hills in merced county

CDFW is now accepting applications for a limited number of deer and pig hunting permits for opening weekend of the A Zone general season, August 13-14.

Categories: Hunting
  • April 13, 2022
closeup image of Dungeness crab

California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham has assessed entanglement risk under the Risk Assessment Mitigation Program (RAMP) and in accordance with regulations adopted by the California Fish and Game Commission for the recreational crab fishery.

Categories: Fisheries

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