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Hearing loss not restricted to the older generation
Tuesday Aug 06 2013
Many people think hearing loss is age-related, but various stages of hearing loss are being seen by those much younger for several reasons. I, for example, have considerable heari ...
You’re in the field, and your deer tags disappear; now what?
Friday Aug 02 2013
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 ...
Final regulations for 2013 salmon fishing are adopted
Monday Apr 22 2013
Ocean salmon fishing opened two weeks ago with the blessing and approval of the feds, a requirement if there’s going to be any fishing at all. The California Fish and Game Co ...
Now is the time to replace — and properly dispose of — your fishing line
Monday Feb 18 2013
For as long as there’s been fishing line, it has been discarded along the waterways. Before the invention of monofilament lines, anglers used cotton-type line. It didn&rsquo ...
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 ...
There is more than one way to hunt fall turkeys for success
Monday Oct 29 2012
After last week’s column announcing the opening of some bird seasons, including turkeys, one reader a few years ago was quick to inform me there is an alternate method of hun ...
Fish and Game staff will prowl rivers checking salmon
Friday Aug 10 2012
There was all but a total collapse of salmon numbers a mere five years ago. Fishing for salmon in the ocean and river systems was closed.Salmon numbers have rebounded since then. S ...
Local waters open to salmon fishing July 16
Monday Jul 09 2012
No, you can’t fish local rivers year-round for salmon. As it is in ocean waters, there are season dates for salmon in rivers.On Monday, July 16, most local rivers open to all ...
SHARE program offers wild pig hunts at Bobcat Ranch in Yolo County
Wednesday Feb 22 2012
Bobcat Ranch is in Yolo County’s Vaca Mountain foothills west of Winters, just under an hour drive north on Interstate 5.The Department of Fish and Game has a little-known pr ...
Crawdads (mini lobsters) are fun to catch, great to eat
Monday Jan 23 2012
Some people call the little critters crawdads; others call them crayfish or mudbugs. In reality, it’s a little freshwater mini lobster.Some people use live crawdads for bait. ...
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 ...
Did you clean your boat at the end of last season?
Wednesday Apr 13 2011
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 ...
Major changes in striper fishing coming soon
Wednesday Mar 09 2011
Several anglers will remember the good old days, when a search of stripers would mean three on the “stringer” to take home.With what was deemed a declining population, however, ...
Ice fishing dangers are few, but worth noting
Monday Feb 14 2011
Last week, this column was dedicated to how to go about boring a hole through the frozen surface of a high Sierra lake and fishing for trout.Any potential danger to venturing onto ...
Ice fishing? It’s fun and so easy
Wednesday Feb 02 2011
A great many of the state’s lakes and reservoirs in the higher-elevation ranges of the Sierra freeze over in the winter.While most waters remain inaccessible until the snow melts ...
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