Outdoors Reports


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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ODFW Recreation Report
by ODFW, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017


Cooler temperatures boost fishing prospects Rainfall and cooler temperatures are improving fishing prospects all over the state as cooler temperatures and improved flows give fish a reason to become more active. Trout stocking has resumed at several locations, fall salmon fishing is peaking on the Columbia and coastal streams. Still, in the aftermath of recent forest fires it may still...
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Registration Is Open for Sandhill Crane Tours
by CDFW, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017


The online registration period is now open for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) popular Sandhill Crane Wetland Tours at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve near Lodi in San Joaquin County. Online registration is required to participate in these late-afternoon guided tours, which start in October and run through February. The tours take place the first through third Saturdays and...
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ODFW is currently accepting applications for two positions on the statewide board for the Access and Habitat Program. Apply by Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 using the Board Application document on the Access and Habitat Get Involved webpage to be considered. All positions are volunteer. People with an interest and experience in forestry, agriculture or ranching, and hunting and wildlife conservation are encouraged to apply. Applicants...
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Sea Lions Are Eating All My Bait!
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017



(This column originally ran on Sept. 17, 2015.) Question: Is there anything I can do to deter or discourage sea lions from eating all my crabbing bait? I know that seals and sea lions are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act but I’ve heard there are exceptions for recreational fishermen to deter them to prevent damage to private property, including gear...
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