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Survey shows waterfowl population down considerably in California
Saturday Jul 27 2013
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 ...
June 2 is deadline for special hunt applications
Friday May 31 2013
Zones A, B, and C deer tags are available, even when the season is underway. The same doesn’t apply for other tags. There are several desired hunts throughout the state that ...
Licenses, tags and applications now available for 2013-14
Thursday May 02 2013
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 ...
Sterile trout being planted in state waters
Thursday Feb 07 2013
The Department of Fish and Wildlife has had numerous lawsuits filed against it over the years challenging the policy of its trout-planting program. The focal point of most suits i ...
Oink, oink: Wild pig-hunting opportunity at Joice Island
Tuesday Jan 22 2013
Joice Island is in the Delta, inside the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, which is owned, operated and controlled by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. And, there just h ...
Drifting is a means to hunt waterfowl, and it works
Thursday Jan 17 2013
Most hunters know it’s illegal to use a motor to sneak up on a raft of ducks. However, using a boat can be a tremendous method for a successful waterfowl hunt. And, with all ...
Name change removes ‘game’: It’s now Department of Fish and Wildlife
Tuesday Jan 15 2013
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
Wednesday Jan 02 2013
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 ...
Marine Protected Areas are in effect in north coast
Wednesday Dec 26 2012
I was dead set against the government marking off ocean waters from the Oregon border to Mexico and calling them Marine Protected Areas. As I’ve stated since the discussion ...
Outdoors: With water level low, speed limit for boats is reduced at Folsom Lake
Tuesday Nov 20 2012
At least boaters can say they had a full season to enjoy the water level at Folsom Lake. Too often, the water level drops enough that essentially everything is shut down before La ...
Governor signs bill prohibiting use of dogs during bear hunts
Thursday Oct 18 2012
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 ...
Save a stamp; file your hunting, fishing reports online
Thursday Oct 11 2012
For a number of species, hunters have had to return tags or report cards by conventional mail. Usually, it reaches its destination; but occasionally, one is lost.The Department of ...
Time is now to research campsites for Labor Day weekend
Monday Aug 13 2012
The three-day Labor Day weekend used to be the last hurrah of the summer.It used to be the school year opened on Tuesday following Labor Day weekend. Today, many schools are in ful ...
Bly Tunnel valve at Eagle Lake is shut and locked
Wednesday Feb 08 2012
For years, water has flowed from the Bly Tunnel at Eagle Lake, feeding Willow Creek. There is and has not been a fishery at Willow Creek. The water that flowed down primarily was u ...
International Sportsmen’s Expo opens Thursday
Wednesday Jan 18 2012
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 ...
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