Monthly Archives: January 2017

Youth Waterfowl Days Coming Up February 4-5

Youth hunters have a special opportunity coming up the weekend of Feb. 4-5. Youth Waterfowl Days will provide young licensed hunters an extra weekend to hunt after the regular season ends. Each year, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) opens many of their wildlife areas for these special hunt days, as allowed under … Continue reading Youth Waterfowl Days Coming Up February 4-5

Recreational Razor Clam Fishery Closure in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties Extended Due to Ongoing Public Health Concerns

Under new authority granted this year, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Charlton H. Bonham has acted to extend the closure of the recreational razor clam fishery in Humboldt and Del Norte counties due to continued high levels of domoic acid, as determined by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment in consultation with … Continue reading Recreational Razor Clam Fishery Closure in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties Extended Due to Ongoing Public Health Concerns

February 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

DATE — EVENT Weekends — Sandhill Crane Wetland Tours at Woodbridge Ecological Reserve. Docent-led public tours are offered the first three Saturdays and Sundays of each month through February. The reserve is located just west of Lodi and offers managed wetland habitat that attracts sandhill cranes each year. Tours begin two hours before sundown. Visitors … Continue reading February 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

Open Area for the Commercial Rock Crab Fishery Now Extends to Pillar Point, San Mateo County

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today that effective immediately the open area of the commercial rock crab fishery extends northward to Pillar Point, San Mateo County at the recommendation of state health agencies. On Jan. 25 the commercial rock crab fishery is open from 37° 30′ N. Lat. (Pillar Point San Mateo … Continue reading Open Area for the Commercial Rock Crab Fishery Now Extends to Pillar Point, San Mateo County

Redding Artist Repeats as Winner of California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest

A painting of a pair of California quail has been chosen by a panel of judges as the winning entry in the 2016-2017 California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest. The painting was created by Roberta “Roby” Baer of Redding, a wildlife artist who also won the 2015-2016 California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest. … Continue reading Redding Artist Repeats as Winner of California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest

CDFW Increases Its Booths and Educational Events at Annual Sportsmen’s Show in Sacramento

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has returned with even greater presence to the International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) at Cal Expo in Sacramento, which began yesterday and runs through Sunday, Jan. 22. This is the largest hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation show of its kind in northern California and marks the 30th year … Continue reading CDFW Increases Its Booths and Educational Events at Annual Sportsmen’s Show in Sacramento

CDFW Releases New Guide to Heritage Trout Challenge

300th Angler Completes Popular Statewide Fishing Challenge The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has released the Angler’s Guide to the California Heritage Trout Challenge, a new online tool for those interested in fishing for California’s heritage trout. The guide provides anglers with detailed information on how to complete the Heritage Trout Challenge, including … Continue reading CDFW Releases New Guide to Heritage Trout Challenge

CDFW Seeks Applicants for Natural Resource Volunteer Program in the Sacramento Area

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is currently seeking applicants for its Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) in the Sacramento Area.   Motivated individuals with an ability and willingness to convey conservation principles to the public are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be confident and capable of speaking with the public one-on-one and … Continue reading CDFW Seeks Applicants for Natural Resource Volunteer Program in the Sacramento Area

2016 Hunting Heritage Youth Essay Contest Winner to be Honored at ISE

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Wildlife Officer Foundation have announced the winner of the annual “Passing on the Tradition” Hunting Heritage essay contest. Tyler Benedetti, a 17-year-old youth hunter from Morgan Hill, was awarded the top prize, a lifetime hunting license donated by the Wildlife Officer Foundation. Tyler won second … Continue reading 2016 Hunting Heritage Youth Essay Contest Winner to be Honored at ISE

Fishing Report Cards Due Soon

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds anglers and divers that Jan. 31, 2017 is the due date for turning in steelhead, sturgeon, abalone and north coast salmon report card data. Information collected from sport fishing report cards provides CDFW biologists with important data necessary to monitor and manage California’s diverse recreational fisheries, … Continue reading Fishing Report Cards Due Soon