Outdoors Articles


It is a great day when the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) adds graduates of the Wildlife Officer Academy to the ranks of its Law Enforcement Division. CDFW’s most recent Wildlife Officer Academy class will graduate Friday, Aug. 10, with a final inspection at noon and the formal ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. at the Paradise Performing Arts Center in Paradise. The...
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Fires throughout California have affected access to public lands in many locations that are normally heavily used during the fall general hunting season openers. Archery deer hunters on scouting expeditions around the state are already encountering restricted access to desirable properties. As the general deer seasons approach in many California hunting zones, hunters are reminded to research the areas where...
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The Bureau of Land Management has temporarily closed public lands on the west side of Eagle Lake in Lassen County, including the North Eagle Lake Campground, Rocky Point camping area and Buck Point, for public safety due to the dangers from the Whaleback Fire. The temporary closure also includes lands bounded by Cleghorn Road on the north, state Route 139,...
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Is That Clunking Noise Just Annoying or Dangerous?
Before and After
by Don Stec, AUGUST 2, 2018



he caller said. My car makes a clunking noise. Could you tell me what it is and how much it will cost to repair it? It’s incredible how often we get phone calls from people expecting us to analyze their vehicle problems over the phone. I never want to just blow away the caller with a “you have to bring it...
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Carr Fire... How to help
by Gary Heffley, AUGUST 1, 2018


The upheaval and devastation for North State residents and families has been dramatic and total for many, as the Carr Fire continues to take its toll in Northern California. Many families still do not know if they have homes to return to. The firestorm was so unmercifully fast that many evacuees got out with literally the clothes on their backs....
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CDFW August 2018 Recreation Calendar
by CDFW, JULY 31, 2018


Various Days — Bat Talk and Walk at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. Various times, 45211 County Road 32 B, Davis (95618). Each year, from June through September, the Yolo Basin Foundation offers “Bat Talk and Walk” tours. The tour begins with a 45-minute indoor presentation on bat natural history, after which attendees are shuttled to the outdoor viewing area to...
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