Bay Area

Deadline application for special hunts is June 2

If you’ve procrastinated and haven’t bought your 2012-13 hunting license and applied for any of the state’s special hunts, time is running out. The Department of ...

Permit required for August hunt in wildlife area, Zone A

It’s maybe 130 miles south to the Upper and Lower Cottonwood Creek and the San Luis Reservoir wildlife area in western Merced County.That’s not so bad. I travel farther ...

Thunder golfer signs letter of intent

Rocklin High senior Michael Mencaccy signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent to play golf for Notre Dame de Namur University, Monday. Mencaccy was named Rocklin High School’s M ...

The perfect stocking stuffer: a 2012 fishing license

It doesn’t matter when you purchased the 2011 fishing license. It expires at midnight Dec. 31.That means if you have any hope of fishing Jan. 1, you’ll be required to h ...

Abalone fishery closed along Sonoma Coast

It was reported here recently that many abalone divers were discovering dead or dying abalone along the Sonoma County coast. The reports began flooding Department of Fish and Game ...

Abalone dying along Sonoma County coast

Divers plying the waters off the Sonoma County coastline in search of one of the most prized items anybody can put on the dinner table — abalone — are reporting dead or ...

A lifejacket is required for each person aboard

There’s only one thing worse than not having a lifejacket aboard your boat, and that’s having a lifejacket that doesn’t fit properly.The law requires a lifejacket ...

DFG offers three types of wildlife areas to visit

Last week, in describing changes in the Department of Fish and Game’s check-in at the state’s Type-A wildlife areas, some people asked, “What are the different type of wildli ...

Is that a girl trout or a boy trout?

Some people who hunt and fish have a real affinity for not taking or keeping female species.The catch-and release theory for females is more prevalent by bass fishing enthusiasts, ...

Did you clean your boat at the end of last season?

Did you really get down and clean your boat before the winter storms dropped in on us? Many anglers don’t do that thorough cleaning, thinking there’s still one more trip in the ...