California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Drought prompts fish evacuations at local hatcheries

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is moving fish out of the American River and Nimbus hatcheries for the second year in a row due to California’s extreme ...

Nature Bowl grows teamwork through environmental fun

Every spring, regional schools and clubs come together to build teams of third through sixth-graders to take on challenges that test and develop their environmental literacy for th ...

Placer residents have close encounters of the wild kind

Placer County residents are noticing an increase in wildlife near roads, in livestock fields and even foraging through backyards, causing speculation as to whether or not the droug ...

Two rods can sometimes be used without having a two-rod stamp

Many California anglers eagerly pay $14.04 for a second-rod attachment to their fishing license, which allows them to use two rods at any inland lake or reservoir. However, there ...

Non-native lice are leaving many deer hairless

Hunters often will have a deer tanned with its lustrous coat of hair on. But there are now bald deer. No hair or, at best, just a scruffy, patchy fur coat. The condition isn&rsquo ...

Law varies on maximum number of rounds allowed in your rifle

While manufacturers make and retail stores sell shotguns that may hold numerous shells, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife states shotguns can’t contain more than ...

Licenses, tags and applications now available for 2013-14

Generally, those who applied for a hunting license or deer tags last year have received the Hunting Digest by now. The magazine has statistics from all over the state from last se ...

Television broadcast pioneer Bel Lange set the bar high

Bel Lange was a household fixture from the mid 1950s through the early 1980s. Those fortunate enough to have a television in those early years tuned in to then-Stockton-based KOVR ...

Archery clinic for kids to be held April 27 in Roseville

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife will co-sponsor an archery clinic for youngsters from ages of 8-17. The Youth Archery Spring Fling will be held Saturday, April 27, f ...

Ocean salmon season to open Saturday, April 6

The opening of the ocean salmon fishery is something party boats owners and operators up and down the coast look forward to. There’s just not much ocean fishing during the wi ...

SMUD trout fishing derby at Rancho Seco is fun for all

Twice a year, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District sponsors a trout fishing derby at Rancho Seco Lake, 25 miles south of Sacramento. The lake is small by any standards. The p ...

Spring pig hunts offered in Yolo County; turkey season opens March 30

Yolo County is just across the river so you can go pig hunting at Bobcat Ranch on a single tank of gas. The hunts, eight of them, will be offered by the California Department of F ...

If you want to hunt spring turkey, a clinic might be just the thing

Wild turkeys have been in California for a good 10,000 years. Their skeletal remains have been found in Southern California’s La Brea Tar Pits along with various dinosaurs th ...

Waterfowl hunting season mostly over in north state — with disappointing results

Last year’s waterfowl season found hunters scratching their heads wondering what happened to the weather. It was tough hunting due to the lack of foul weather that can make w ...