trout

Permit required for August hunt in wildlife area, Zone A

It’s maybe 130 miles south to the Upper and Lower Cottonwood Creek and the San Luis Reservoir wildlife area in western Merced County.That’s not so bad. I travel farther ...

DFG offers new incentive for becoming a hunter instructor

Any person wishing to go hunting in California for the first time must attend and pass a hunter education course. That means there is a continuing need for instructors.Instructors ...

Major rule change in harvesting abalone as season opens

Abalone season north of San Francisco Bay opened Sunday. Because of strong wind, however, few people were willing to brave really bouncy sea conditions and pry the prized shellfish ...

Spring turkey season opens March 31

Beginning Saturday, March 31, gobbler hunters again can prowl the backcountry in pursuit of traditional Thanksgiving table fare. The season continues through May 6.Shooting hours a ...

It’s time to put night crawlers out of business and use rubber worms

I’ve put off publishing any findings until I concluded numerous years of research. Now, the findings are in, and I recently presented a lecture to a fishing group with the co ...

DFG sponsors turkey hunting clinic in Gridley

The spring hunt for the state’s gobbler population is highly anticipated by a great many. We’re less than a month away from the spring season.A variety of breeds have b ...

SHARE program offers wild pig hunts at Bobcat Ranch in Yolo County

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 ...

Fish and Game Commission rejects DFG proposal on striped bass changes

A blue-ribbon panel that hopes to make recommendations that could make the Department of Fish and Game and Fish and Game Commission more efficient recently stated that in theory, t ...

Crawdads (mini lobsters) are fun to catch, great to eat

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

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 ...