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Governor signs bill prohibiting use of dogs during bear hunts

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

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 ...

Waterfowl season opens Oct. 20; is your call tuned?

Ever have a flock of birds looking like they want to take a close look at your dekes, but as soon as you give the first quack on your call they turn tail and head away? Don’t ...

Choose your Labor Day campground carefully

Labor Day weekend is a week away, and fires in the north state are dominating the news. Some fires remain active while firefighters are containing others.Thousands of acres are bla ...

Time is now to research campsites for Labor Day weekend

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 ...

Fish and Game staff will prowl rivers checking salmon

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 ...

Rattlesnake population is up, and so are bites

There’s a major problem lurking in the foothills and high country this year: Rattlesnakes.Last count I heard, there were nearly 150 reported rattlesnake bites in California.Y ...

Local waters open to salmon fishing July 16

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 ...

Overall waterfowl population drops in California

There are waterfowl that find the conditions in California to their liking so they take up permanent residence. Others migrate to northern breeding grounds in Canada and Alaska.To ...

There's more than one way to tag an abalone

There are numerous special restrictions if you go after abalone.One main restriction is there must be a tag hanging off that shellfish. If a warden asks to see your catch and there ...