department of fish and game

Sports program enables disabled veterans

Chad Hansen looks forward to having an operation that will allow him to resume running next year. “Can’t wait,” he says. For now, Hansen has to use a cane most ...

Name change removes ‘game’: It’s now Department of Fish and Wildlife

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

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 ...

Christmas stocking stuffers for your favorite outdoors person

We’re coming down to the final hours of Christmas shopping. I find there’s still a good segment of the population scratching their heads as to what to get their favorit ...

Hunters now need to file deer tag reports online

Most hunters, after they bag a deer, take the animal to a butcher shop to be cut and wrapped. One of the first things the butcher shop would ask for is a filled-out tag and your h ...

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 ...

National honor for Auburn man’s role in gulf oil-disaster tech support

The Gulf of Mexico is a long way from home for Department of Fish and Game scientist and Auburn resident Judd Muskat. But as emergency personnel converged on the Deepwater Horizon ...

Colfax driver suffers major injuries after swerving to avoid deer on I-80

A Colfax woman suffered major injuries Monday when her car was broadsided after swerving to avoid a deer on Interstate 80. Officer David Martinez of the Auburn California Highway ...

Bobcat spotted in Penryn

Liisa and Jim Chandler have nicknamed the new visitor to their Penryn home “B.C.” That’s short for bobcat. Liisa Chandler said they saw the animal several times earlier in t ...

Rogue wild turkeys put Auburn neighborhood under siege

An Auburn neighborhood is under siege as emboldened wild turkeys go on the attack during mating season. The calm of the quiet Placerado Avenue area of Robie Point was punctuated M ...