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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • March 27, 2024
spring turkey

California’s general spring turkey season opens statewide March 30, and runs through May 5.

Categories: Hunting, Lands, Licensing
  • 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
  • November 7, 2023
Two duck hunters sit in a duck blind.

It’s the thrill of seeing a high-octane pointing dog slam to a standstill. It’s having a front-row seat as a wetland comes to life at dawn. It’s the chaos of a valley quail covey erupting from cover; the heart-pounding excitement of a tom turkey somewhere in the distance answering your call. It’s the chance to share with friends and family a wild game meal they can’t get in any grocery store, farmer’s market or five-star restaurant.

Categories: Hunting, Licensing, Outreach, R3, Wildlife
  • October 12, 2023
A pair of pintail ducks swim at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area.

CDFW will hold an online outreach meeting for licensed hunters to take comments and recommendations regarding hunting programs on Type A Wildlife Areas in the Bay Delta Region. The online meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. using Microsoft Teams.

Categories: Hunting, Outreach
  • 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

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