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  • June 30, 2022
Silver grunion beached on the sand at night

Calendar of statewide events related to fish, wildlife and CDFW for July 2022.

Categories: Calendar, Fishing, Wildlife
  • June 24, 2022
Male and female mallard ducks

CDFW has completed its 2022 waterfowl breeding population survey. The resulting data indicate the overall number of breeding ducks has decreased by 19 percent, including mallards that are the most abundant duck in the survey.

Categories: Drought, Scientific Study, Species, Waterfowl, Wildlife
  • June 22, 2022
A young girl looks across the evening landscape through a pair of binoculars.

Back by popular demand, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Nature Bowl 2022: Family Challenge is underway and ready for Californians to enjoy.

Categories: Scientific Study, Wildlife
  • June 17, 2022
Outdoor headshot of Karen Wold, wearing a black patterned blouse and smiling, standing in front of a double palm tree

Ventura County Senior Deputy District Attorney (SDDA) Karen Wold has been named 2021 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and California Fish and Game Commission announced this week.

Categories: FGC, General, Law Enforcement, Wildlife
  • 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 26, 2022
Sick pelican being treated

Since approximately May 13, 2022, several Southern and Central California wildlife rehabilitation facilities from San Luis Obispo County south to San Diego County have been admitting hundreds of California brown pelicans, a fully protected species in California

Categories: Marine, Wildlife, Wildlife Health
  • May 17, 2022
CDFW law enforcement badge

CDFW responded to a report of a mountain lion attack in Trinity County on May 16, 2022. The incident occurred approximately 3:00 p.m. along State Route 299 near Big Bar.

Categories: Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Wildlife
  • April 29, 2022
A young deer fawn climbs  over a rocky landscape to keep up with its mother and siblings.

Late spring and early summer is the peak time for California’s deer herds to give birth to fawns, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is issuing a reminder to well-intentioned people to not interact with the baby deer – even if they find one that appears to be abandoned.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, Human Wildlife Conflict, Wildlife, Wildlife Health
  • April 26, 2022
Stock photo of a tule elk in a field

California hunters can now purchase hunting licenses for the 2022-23 season, as well as apply for the Big Game Drawing online. Californians have many options to bring home wild game for their dinner table, and at this time, the current COVID-19 pandemic is not expected to lead to the closure or delay of any hunting seasons.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, Hunting, Lands, R3, Wildlife
  • April 25, 2022
California Fish and Game Commission logo

At its April meeting the California Fish and Game Commission acted on several issues affecting California’s natural resources. The following are just a few items of interest from this week’s meeting held in Monterey and Trinidad, with an option for the public to join via Zoom.

Categories: Bears, Big Game, FGC, Fisheries, General, Marine, Rare Species, Wildlife

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