Monthly Archives: July 2017

August 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

Various Days — Bat Talk and Walk at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, various times, 45211 County Road 32B (Chiles Road), Davis (95618). Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is home to approximately 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats. From mid-June to mid-September the Yolo Basin Foundation provides a program for people to learn about bats and watch the colony … Continue reading August 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

Learn to Make Wild Game Sausage at New CDFW Hunter Education Clinic

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program is sponsoring an Introduction to Wild Game Sausage Making Clinic on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in San Diego County. This is the first time CDFW is offering a clinic on this topic. The clinic will be taught by Steve Shaw, a veteran Hunter … Continue reading Learn to Make Wild Game Sausage at New CDFW Hunter Education Clinic

Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area Plans Volunteer Cleanup and Hunting Blind Maintenance Day

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area (UBBWA) has scheduled a cleanup and hunting blind maintenance day on Aug. 5 from 7 a.m. to noon. The wildlife area consists of Little Dry Creek and Llano Seco in Butte County and Howard Slough in Glenn County. At last year’s event, … Continue reading Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area Plans Volunteer Cleanup and Hunting Blind Maintenance Day

Special Dove Hunt Opportunities Available for 2017 Season

California’s dove hunting season is rapidly approaching, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for special dove hunts throughout the state. The first half of the split season will be open statewide from Sept. 1-15, 2017. The second half will be open statewide from Nov. 11 through Dec. 25, … Continue reading Special Dove Hunt Opportunities Available for 2017 Season

Central Valley Fish Trafficking Ring Sentenced Following CDFW Bust

Three Fresno men face jail time and fines after being caught poaching and unlawfully trafficking sport-caught fish, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced. Kue Her, 36, Leepo Her, 33, and Michael Vang, 31, all of Fresno, all pled guilty to charges of illegal poaching of wildlife for profit. Kue Her was sentenced … Continue reading Central Valley Fish Trafficking Ring Sentenced Following CDFW Bust

CDFW Launches Automated Application Process for Upland Game Wild Bird Hunts

California hunters can now apply online for specially managed upland game bird hunting opportunities on private and public lands. Starting with the 2017 fall hunting season, hunters will need to apply through the Automated License Data System (ALDS) for special hunt drawings for pheasant, chukar, quail, wild turkey and dove. The new, automated application process … Continue reading CDFW Launches Automated Application Process for Upland Game Wild Bird Hunts

Settlement Agreement Signed for Panoche Valley Solar Project

Agreement Resolves Long-Running Disputes, Advances Renewable Energy Goals, Creates Jobs, and Preserves more than 26,000 Acres for Endangered Wildlife The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society (collectively the “Environmental Groups”), the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and Panoche Valley Solar LLC (a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Development, Inc.), have … Continue reading Settlement Agreement Signed for Panoche Valley Solar Project

CDFW Seeks Information Related to Foothill Yellow-legged Frog

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking information relevant to a proposal to list the Foothill Yellow-legged Frog as a threatened species. The Foothill Yellow-legged Frog (Rana boylii) inhabits lower elevation creeks, streams and rivers throughout the Klamath, Coast, Sierra Nevada and formerly the Transverse ranges of California. They can be found … Continue reading CDFW Seeks Information Related to Foothill Yellow-legged Frog

CDFW Law Enforcement Now Hiring Wildlife Officers

Do you have what it takes to be a California wildlife officer? The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Division (LED) is currently accepting applications for wildlife officers and cadets. CDFW is particularly interested in recruiting applicants with a love of the outdoors and a passion for fish and wildlife conservation. Applicants … Continue reading CDFW Law Enforcement Now Hiring Wildlife Officers

CDFW Completes 2017 Waterfowl Breeding Population Survey

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has completed its annual waterfowl breeding population survey. The breeding population of mallards decreased from 263,774 to 198,392 (a decrease of 25 percent) and total ducks decreased from 417,791 to 396,529 (a decrease of five percent). The decline was not expected, given the abundant precipitation. Low duck … Continue reading CDFW Completes 2017 Waterfowl Breeding Population Survey