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2022-2024 News Releases

  • July 9, 2024
deer with antlers in the wild

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for a limited number of deer hunting access permits at the Los Banos and North Grasslands wildlife areas for the last week of the A Zone deer season, Sept. 16 through Sept. 22.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, Hunting, Lands, R3, Wildlife
  • July 2, 2024
Woman fishing WAFWA/RBFF

The first of California’s two free fishing days in 2024 is coming up following the Independence Day holiday.

Categories: Fishing, Fishing in the City, Outreach, R3
  • April 18, 2024
Fishing pole in the foreground and mountain peaks in the background

CDFW is kicking off the annual trout season opener with freshly stocked lakes, and with the mild weather it’s a great time to take advantage of an annual California tradition. The 2024 opener starts Saturday, April 27, one hour before sunrise throughout many counties in the state.

Categories: Fishing, R3, Trout
  • March 12, 2024
children fishing in a park pond

The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and CDFW announced the 2024 grantees for the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund. Approximately $172,800 in funding will help 12 programs in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas and Rhode Island to bring fishing, boating and aquatic stewardship education opportunities to Hispanic families.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Grants, Outreach, R3
  • 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

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