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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • February 8, 2024
A herd of elk viewed from above during aerial surveys of big game populations.

CDFW is initiating annual helicopter surveys to inventory and monitor mule deer, elk, pronghorn antelope and bighorn sheep populations throughout the state. Flights will be conducted in portions of Solano, Mendocino, Siskiyou, Modoc, Lassen, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties during February and March 2024.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, Hunting, Scientific Study, Wildlife, Wildlife Health
  • December 18, 2023
Logo shield for the Fish and Game Commission.

At its December 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 month’s meeting held in San Diego, with an option for the public to join via Zoom. The Commission authorized publication of notice of its intent to amend regulations for waterfowl and big game hunting, including bighorn sheep, elk and deer.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, FGC
  • October 9, 2023
Two pronghorn antelope on the Californai landscape.

CDFW invites nonprofit organizations to help fundraise for wildlife conservation and research by auctioning big game hunting license tags for the 2024-25 hunt season.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, Hunting
  • May 26, 2023
Rolling green hills in Western Merced County featuring a road cutting through the hills and a peak in the distance.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (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. 12-13.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, Hunting, R3
  • May 17, 2023
A herd of Roosevelt elk grazing along a North Coast. field

CDFW will hold two public, in-person meetings on May 22 and 23, 2023, in Humboldt and Del Norte counties, respectively, to provide information and receive input regarding elk management within the North Coast Roosevelt Elk Management Unit.

Categories: Big Game, Human Wildlife Conflict, Hunting, Wildlife

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