Department of Fish and Wildlife

Ocean salmon fishing opens Saturday

The Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) recently announced that the ocean salmon fishery will commence full operations for the sport angler on Saturday, April 5. The only waters ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Investigation ongoing in Auburn skunk-trapping case; Auburn chef shares tips for senior health; Snow brings money to area ski resorts; and Symphony comes to school

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: We’re continuing to follow up on an earlier story about an Auburn resident whose unorthodox way of dispatching skunks has prompted an investigati ...

Online checks at DFW can yield great results for deer hunting

Have you learned your deer tags weren’t drawn for your favored zone? Now what do you do? Not hunt? What kind of research do you have to do to obtain a deer tag for another zo ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: High school football kicks off; gentler handling of mountain lions?; Placer High earns grant for documentary film and karaoke

What we’re working on: The Department of Fish and Wildlife has introduced more humane mountain lion abatement regulations. Reporter Gus Thomson is writing about what they are ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Remembering the March on Washington at Sierra College; examining the American Fire aftermath; humane mountain lion abatement and focusing on Cool

What we’re working on: Today marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech. Sierra College ...

You’re in the field, and your deer tags disappear; now what?

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 ...

Survey shows waterfowl population down considerably in California

Some waterfowl, in large flocks, wing their way to the far north. They head for the pothole prairie regions of Canada and some even further north to Alaska. But many of these same ...

Emergency regulation changes affect abalone fishery, dredging

The California Fish and Game Commission recently adopted two changes that will affect two specific groups. The first affects those who pursue one of the most prized shellfish in th ...

June 2 is deadline for special hunt applications

Zones A, B, and C deer tags are available, even when the season is underway. The same doesn’t apply for other tags. There are several desired hunts throughout the state that ...

AB 711 would ban lead ammunition for hunting

It may not seem like it, but it’s been more than a generation now that lead shot was banned for all waterfowl hunting and replaced with materials such as steel. In regions w ...