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  • 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
  • February 25, 2022
Man Holds Largemouth Bass

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now offering public fishing opportunities through the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program.

Categories: Fishing, Hunting
  • December 6, 2021
Image of poacher with buck

A Tehama County man has pleaded guilty to deer poaching charges stemming from an August 2020 poaching investigation. Kaden Pearce, 23, of Red Bluff, killed a large buck (male deer) in a local walnut orchard where he did not have legal permission to hunt. He then falsified the location information when he reported the deer harvest on his deer tag as required by hunting regulations.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, General, Hunting
  • November 2, 2021
waterfowl in flight

Hunters can soon participate in no-fee waterfowl hunts amid restored salt ponds at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER) in Hayward. Access to ELER will be open to 100 hunters on a first-come, first-served basis.

Categories: Hunting, Lands, Waterfowl
  • October 29, 2021
Ducks flying off river with trees in background

November 2021 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

Categories: Calendar
  • September 29, 2021
Fisherman casting line in the American River

October 2021 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

Categories: Calendar
  • September 25, 2021
A party boat plies the waters off the Golden Gate Bridge in search of Chinook salmon.

California hunters and anglers have reason to celebrate Saturday, Sept. 25. Not only is it National Hunting and Fishing Day – a nationwide thank you to the contributions hunters and anglers make to fish and wildlife conservation – but California’s outdoor opportunities are opening up once again in time for peak fall hunting and fishing seasons.

Categories: Deer, Fire, Fishing, Hunting, Salmon
  • August 31, 2021
Red-winged blackbird in reeds at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area.

September 2021 CDFW Calendar

Categories: Calendar
  • July 29, 2021
A male deer with antler velvet in dry brush near the American River in Sacramento, CA

August 2021 CDFW Calendar

Categories: Calendar
  • July 28, 2021
Northern San Joaquin Valley image

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), will hold an online outreach meeting for licensed hunters to take comments and recommendations regarding hunting programs in the northern San Joaquin Valley. The meeting will include updates on habitat conditions, availability of water for wetlands during the current drought and possible impacts of the lingering global pandemic.

Categories: Hunting, Lands

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