department of fish and game

Name change removes ‘game’: It’s now Department of Fish and Wildlife

For several years, it was the Department of Fish and Game. However, “game” has a connotation of something hunted, and the DFG handles much more than fish and hunted cri ...

International Sportsmen’s Exposition at Cal Expo is a welcomed winter relief

It’s wintertime. With almost no hunting and limited fishing, outdoors-oriented men and women stay indoors. Our eyes can see fish jumping and a monster buck walking by in scop ...

Christmas stocking stuffers for your favorite outdoors person

We’re coming down to the final hours of Christmas shopping. I find there’s still a good segment of the population scratching their heads as to what to get their favorit ...

Hunters now need to file deer tag reports online

Most hunters, after they bag a deer, take the animal to a butcher shop to be cut and wrapped. One of the first things the butcher shop would ask for is a filled-out tag and your h ...

Governor signs bill prohibiting use of dogs during bear hunts

The use of dogs has been a staple for centuries for those hunting bears or bobcats. The hunter releases the dogs, the dogs pick up the scent of a critter, and the race is on for t ...

Nature Bowl winners have wildlife experience

The top winners of the 27th annual Nature Bowl competition received a learning experience last week. Approximately 30 students assisted the Department of Fish and Game staff with t ...