CDFW's high public use areas, including visitor centers and license counters, are temporarily closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Before heading to a CDFW facility, contact the regional headquarters office to determine if that facility is open. See CDFW’s Online License Site for information on purchasing licenses, permits, tags and other entitlements.
Extended tax filers are nearing the final 2020 filing deadline with the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB). Friday, Oct. 15 is the last day to pay state taxes – and there’s a simple way for extended filers to have a positive impact on our native threatened and endangered species on their California Income Tax Form 540.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced the temporary closure of the Ocean Ranch Unit within the Eel River Wildlife Area as habitat and restoration work intensifies there with the use of heavy equipment. The unit is being closed to all public access for safety.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering free Swan Tours in Yuba County near Marysville on select Saturdays November through January.
Between September 20 and 26, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife received three separate reports of a gray wolf with a purple collar in northern Ventura County. CDFW staff began site inspections and have confirmed recent wolf tracks in the vicinity.
As the season changes and Californians turn their clocks back an hour, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is urging drivers to be extra alert for wildlife on the state’s roads and highways.
CDFW has announced that the Shasta Valley Wildlife Area in Siskiyou County will be closed to waterfowl hunting for the entirety of the 2021-22 season as a result of lost wetlands and waterfowl habitat due to drought conditions.
Residents and visitors returning to the South Lake and West Shore areas of Lake Tahoe should be aware that bears have been seeking out human food sources during the evacuation and taking advantage of the lack of human presence. As you approach your residence, look and listen carefully for signs that a bear has been or is in your home. If a bear is in your home, call 911. Do not attempt to chase it out yourself. Your safety is your responsibility!
Earlier this week, CDFW received trail camera video from May 15, 2021 showing a collared gray wolf in southwest Kern County.
California’s dove season opens Wednesday, Sept. 1, and CDFW has prepared crop fields at many of its most popular wildlife areas throughout the state to attract doves and provide productive dove hunting opportunities for the public.
CDFW confirmed that a mountain lion shot and killed by a wildlife officer was the one responsible for injuring a five-year-old boy Thursday near Calabasas in Los Angeles County. The boy is in stable condition.
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