California General Trout Season Opens April 27th

California General Trout Season Opens April 27th

  One of California’s most anticipated and celebrated outdoor traditions unfolds Saturday, April 27 one hour before sunrise when the state’s general trout season opens in many counties throughout California. In the last three weeks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) trout hatcheries have stocked more than 170,000 trout weighing nearly 95,000 pounds. Trout fishing is available and popular year-round in many waters across the state, but the general…

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Commercial Dungeness Crab Season to Close Statewide April 15th

Commercial Dungeness Crab Season to Close Statewide April 15th

  California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham issued a declaration to close the commercial Dungeness crab fishery statewide at 11:59 p.m. on April 15, 2019 due to increased whale entanglement risk anticipated for the spring and summer months. Under the interim authority of Section 8276.1(c)(1) of the Fish and Game Code, the Director may restrict take of commercial Dungeness crab if the fishery is being conducted in…

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CDFW Offering Drawings for 86 Spring Wild Turkey Hunts on Public, Private Land

CDFW Offering Drawings for 86 Spring Wild Turkey Hunts on Public, Private Land

California’s spring turkey season opens statewide March 30 and extends through May 5, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering 86 special hunts this year on public and private land to help hunters bag a tom. Young hunters have additional opportunities. Junior Hunting License holders can hunt March 23-24, the weekend before the general opener, and the two weeks after the general season closes, May 6-19,…

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Online Applications Now Available for 2019 Joice Island Wild Pig Hunts

Online Applications Now Available for 2019 Joice Island Wild Pig Hunts

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering wild pig hunting opportunities in March and April at the Joice Island Unit of the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County. The 2019 Joice Island pig hunt drawings will be administered online exclusively. CDFW is accepting applications until 4 p.m. on Feb. 14. The limited-entry, permit-only hunts help control a small population of wild pigs on the Joice Island…

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