Outdoors Reports



Bait Launching with a DIY Potato Gun?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, MAY 26, 2017



Question: Is the use of bait launchers legal in California? I have seen many videos and DIY plans showing how to build fishing bait launchers. They look pretty much like a potato gun but are used only for propelling the bait past the surf for a chance at the larger fish. They are made of PVC pipe and filled with...
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officers Chad Edwards and Michael Dilts received awards today at the 2017 Governor’s State Employee Medal of Valor Ceremony in Sacramento. These annual awards recognize state employees for heroic acts of bravery. Wardens Edwards and Dilts each received the “Special Service Award” (Silver Medal): “For an act of heroism by a State employee extending...
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In recognition of National Dam Safety Awareness Day on May 31, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges those living or working below dams to recognize the signs of a potential dam breach and to have or update an evacuation plan. PG&E’s  97 storage reservoirs are used primarily for generating hydropower and are generally far smaller than state and federal multi-year water...
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Dr. Amber Pairis, director of the Climate Science Alliance-South Coast, recently received the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Climate Adaption Leadership Award for Natural Resources. The award recognized her inventive approaches to preparing Southern California for the effects of climate change. The Climate Science Alliance is a partnership between the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the California Landscape...
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How to Begin a Career as a Wildlife Officer?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, MAY 18, 2017



Question: I’m in high school and last month my dad and I were contacted by a game warden while we were out fishing. He was really nice. After checking our licenses and sturgeon cards, and once he figured out we were all good, he spent at least another 20 minutes with us answering a bunch of questions. Afterward my dad and...
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ODFW Weekly Recreational Report
by ODFW, MAY 17, 2017


Free Fishing Weekend June 3-4 Take someone fishing during Free Fishing Weekend June 3 and 4. On those two days, no license, tag or endorsement is required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon. New to fishing and wondering how to get started? Check out the schedule of free family fishing events being held throughout the state on those two days. The fine...
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