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  • October 26, 2022
A quail hunter, shotgun in hand, stands with his Labrador retriever overlooking the Cuyama Valley in Santa Barbara County.

Wild pheasant, fall turkey and the second dove season will open on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, putting California’s fall hunting season in full strut.

Categories: Hunting, Upland Game, Wildlife
  • September 16, 2022
A young duck hunter hides in the tules at the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge near Alturas.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced that the Shasta Valley Wildlife Area in Siskiyou County will be closed to waterfowl hunting for the entirety of the 2022-23 season as a result of lost wetlands and waterfowl habitat due to ongoing drought conditions.

Categories: Hunting, Upland Game, Waterfowl
  • September 9, 2022
A painting of a ruffed grouse in flight by artist Jeffrey Klinefelter.

For the first time in three years, grouse and mountain quail hunters should find the state’s national forests along with California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) properties mostly open for hunting when seasons begin Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. That’s the good news.

Categories: Fire, Hunting, Lands, Upland Game

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