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CDFW Offering Free Tundra Swan Tours
by CDFW, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will offer free swan tours near Marysville on Saturdays beginning in November and extending through mid-January. Co-hosted by local rice farmers, the naturalist-led tours will focus on tundra swans in one of the premier locations for viewing swans in California. Ducks, geese, shorebirds, herons, egrets and raptors are commonly seen in this area,...
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Chetco and Rogue Mouths Kicking Out Kings
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

Rogue River

Fall is in the air and that means that fall Chinook are starting to poke their noses into the Chetco Bay.  Anglers who are trolling spinnerbait/anchovy rigs, straight bait rigs and Kastmasters are starting to hook up with the beginning of the Chetco River fall Chinook run. First come the smaller jacks, followed by the big buoys and gulls in late...
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Wildlife officers have arrested four suspects on charges of harvesting abalone with a recreational fishing license then selling it on the black market for profit, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced. The arrests were preceded by a five-month investigation of the suspects, some of whom have been previously convicted of similar violations. Arrested were Oakley resident Thepbangon Nonnarath,...
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National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 23!
by CDFW, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are joining to celebrate California’s long-standing outdoor heritage and the contributions made to wildlife conservation by hunters and anglers on National Hunting and Fishing Day. Saturday, Sept. 23 is National Hunting and Fishing Day and California hunting and fishing seasons are in full swing. Currently deer,...
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How to Apply to Become a Warden Cadet?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Question: I spoke to a lieutenant in 2015 at Sacramento Police Department’s “Links to Law Enforcement” job fair. I kept his business card with the informational pamphlet since I am still very interested in a career with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). I am reaching out to you now because I will be graduating from a California State...
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Public meetings on 2018 recreational Pacific halibut fisheries
by ODFW, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
Columbia River

ODFW will host two public meetings on the 2018 recreational Pacific halibut fisheries next week: Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m., North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave, North Bend Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m, ODFW Marine Resources Program conference room, 2040 SE Marine Science Dr., Newport. ODFW staff are holding the meetings to seek input on two changes to the 2018 recreational halibut...
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