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  • November 18, 2022

CDFW is pleased to announce the reopening of many of its license sales offices following their closure in 2020 to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Categories: Licensing
  • October 6, 2022
A saltwater angler shows off a calico bass caught from shore.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will begin selling 365-day fishing licenses far sooner than expected, thanks to extensive efforts by staff to expedite sales. Beginning November 15, 2022, California anglers will be able to purchase a 2023 fishing license that will take effect on January 1, 2023, and last the entire year. All licenses purchased on or after January 1, 2023, will be effective from the date of purchase for a continuous 365 days.

Categories: Fishing, Licensing, R3
  • October 5, 2022
An up-close look at a Cannabis plant.

Taking aggressive action to protect communities, consumers and the environment alike, Governor Gavin Newsom has directed the creation of a new multi-agency, cross-jurisdictional taskforce of enforcement agencies designed to better coordinate agencies combatting illegal cannabis operations and transnational criminal organizations

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement, Licensing
  • June 28, 2022
Woman wearing waders with a fly rod, fishing in a river

The first of California’s two Free Fishing Days in 2022 is coming up over the Independence Day holiday weekend.

Categories: Calendar, Fisheries, Fishing, Fishing in the City, Licensing, Marine, R3, Trout
  • April 15, 2022
Five youth hunters kneeling in front of a CDFW Hunter Education van

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is bringing back in-person instruction as an option for prospective hunters to take the required hunter education course.

Categories: Education, Hunting, Licensing

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