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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • January 16, 2024
Visitor at CDFW sport show booth

CDFW is returning to the annual International Sportsmen’s Expo (ISE), Bart Hall and Cal Shows for 2024.

Categories: Fishing, Hunting, Licensing, R3, Waterfowl
  • December 14, 2023
A group of snow geese rest together on a wetland.

Wildlife disease specialists have confirmed the re-occurrence of the Eurasian strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in California wild birds.

Categories: Environment, Hunting, Urban Wildlife, Waterfowl
  • October 13, 2023
Seven tundra swans swim in a flooded Sacramento Valley rice field with other ducks and water birds in the background.

CDFW is offering free swan tours in Yuba County near Marysville on select Saturdays, November through early January.

Categories: Environment, Waterfowl, Wildlife
  • September 18, 2023
A pair of pintail ducks, male and female, rest on a wetland pond.

CDFW will reopen the Shasta Valley Wildlife Area in Siskiyou County to limited waterfowl hunting this season after a complete closure the past two seasons. Although many parts of California received record rainfall and snowpack during the winter and spring of 2022-23, northeastern California remained comparatively dry. As a result, only dry field hunting will be allowed for waterfowl hunting this season at the Shasta Valley Wildlife Area.

Categories: Environment, Hunting, Klamath Basin, Lands, Waterfowl
  • September 13, 2023
a group of waterfowl flying in the air

Hunters can soon participate in no-fee waterfowl hunts amid restored salt ponds at Congressman Pete Stark Ecological Reserve at Eden Landing (formerly Eden Landing Ecological Reserve) in Hayward

Categories: Lands, Waterfowl

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