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  • September 29, 2021
elk crossing street in Mendocino County

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.

Categories: Bears, Deer, Human Wildlife Conflict, Wildlife
  • August 31, 2021
Red-winged blackbird in reeds at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area.

September 2021 CDFW Calendar

Categories: Calendar
  • July 13, 2021
deer fawns in the wild

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has confirmed outbreaks of adenovirus hemorrhagic disease in deer in several northern California counties and is asking California residents to help curb the spread by not feeding wild animals, and report potential cases to the department.

Categories: Wildlife
  • May 27, 2021
deer

CDFW is now accepting applications for a limited number of deer and pig hunting permits for opening weekend of the A Zone general season, Aug. 14-15, 2021. This is not a special hunt, but rather a drawing to control the number of hunters on popular public land during opening weekend.

Categories: Hunting
  • May 14, 2021
deer lying in dry grass

CDFW is now accepting applications for a limited, lottery draw deer hunt scheduled for opening week of the A-Zone general deer season, August 14-20, on the Knoxville Wildlife Area in Napa County.

Categories: Hunting
  • April 26, 2021
close up of male deer

For the first-time ever, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will raffle off two “Golden Opportunity” fundraising deer tags to the general hunting public.

Categories: Hunting

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