Loon Lake

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 ...

There is more than one way to hunt fall turkeys for success

After last week’s column announcing the opening of some bird seasons, including turkeys, one reader a few years ago was quick to inform me there is an alternate method of hun ...

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 ...

Rattlesnake population is up, and so are bites

There’s a major problem lurking in the foothills and high country this year: Rattlesnakes.Last count I heard, there were nearly 150 reported rattlesnake bites in California.Y ...

Overall waterfowl population drops in California

There are waterfowl that find the conditions in California to their liking so they take up permanent residence. Others migrate to northern breeding grounds in Canada and Alaska.To ...

Alabama Rig is today's rage for catching fish but not legal in California

Some call it the “Alabama Rig.” Others call it an “Umbrella Harness.” Whatever you call it, it can be a devastating way to attract and catch fish.Being call ...

International Sportsmen’s Expo opens Thursday

It’s always a crowded event. The annual International Sportsmen’s Expo at Cal Expo couldn’t come at a more ideal time, when most outdoors-oriented people are wrac ...

Hunting opens this weekend in Balance of State Zone

The Department of Fish and Game has estimated more than 50,000 shotgunners visited the fields in 2010, hoping to bag a duck or goose for the dinner table.The northeastern zone for ...

Fishing restrictions are in place on Klamath River

It used to be that some of the hottest salmon fishing in the fall occurred on the Klamath River. Campgrounds were packed, and the mouth of the Klamath literally was a sea of boats. ...