Outdoors

You’re in the field, and your deer tags disappear; now what?

Regulations state that as soon as you drop a deer, you are to immediately fill out the tag and attach it to the horns. If you have an antlerless tag and you harvest a doe, the tag ...

Survey shows waterfowl population down considerably in California

Some waterfowl, in large flocks, wing their way to the far north. They head for the pothole prairie regions of Canada and some even further north to Alaska. But many of these same ...

Lightning is the greatest danger to anglers

The National Weather Service falls under the purview of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and recently issued a finding that fishermen and boaters are the most &l ...

Marauding bears can easily ruin a camping trip

It’s heard often and seemingly is a common occurrence in the Lake Tahoe area, a marauding bear breaking into a house. While homeowner’s insurance generally will cover ...

Emergency regulation changes affect abalone fishery, dredging

The California Fish and Game Commission recently adopted two changes that will affect two specific groups. The first affects those who pursue one of the most prized shellfish in th ...

Campsites are filling for July 4 weekend; better make your reservation now

The Fourth of July weekend is the second major holiday of the summer, and every campground and campsite is expected to fill early. July 4 is Thursday, and if you don’t have ...

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 ...

The sport of hunting gold

It is no secret that the lure bringing thousands of people to California was gold. Having lived in the gold country for many years, I became familiar with the phenomena that trigge ...

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 ...