Outdoors Reports


Sierra snow parks - find your powder
by SBC, FEBRUARY 26, 2017


If you haven't had the chance to take advantage of the Sierra's epic winter yet this season, you're in luck because it doesn't look like it's going anywhere soon! Whether you're hoping to find the most pristine untouched powder or simply looking for an hour of serenity in the midst of winter madness, the Sierra has dozens of off-the-beaten-path snow park...
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CDFW March calendar of events
by CDFW, FEBRUARY 24, 2017


Various Days — Guided Wetland Tours, By Reservation, Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley (95948). A wildlife naturalist will lead a group, school or organization on a half-mile route through diverse wetlands. General information includes wildlife identification, behavior patterns and conservation efforts. Tours can be catered to include requested information. The minimum group size is 18 people. For more...
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At its Feb. 23 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $10 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California, including the Salton Sea. Some of the 16 funded projects will benefit fish and wildlife – including some endangered species – while others will provide public access to important natural resources. Several...
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Catching Crabs with a Chicken Leg?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, FEBRUARY 23, 2017



Question: California regulations stipulate that taking crustaceans by “hook and line” is not a legal method of take. So what about a baited line with no hook (e.g. a chicken leg) with a hand line tied to it? As long as I use my hands to take the crab and not a net, is a baited line allowed to lure the...
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ODFW Weekly Recreational Report
by ODFW, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
Willamette River

Winter steelhead fishing continues And this may be a great weekend to hit the water. After days (weeks?) of persistent high, muddy waters, many coastal rivers could be falling into shape just in time for the weekend. Check out reports for the NW, SW and Willamette zones for more details. Early season trout stocking is underway It’s not too early to be thinking...
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When to Use a Crossbow?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, FEBRUARY 16, 2017



Question: With turkey season coming up soon and deer season right around the corner, can you please clarify when crossbows may be used for hunting big game and turkeys in California? As I understand it, you can use a crossbow instead of a rifle during rifle season. Is this correct? Can we use crossbows for taking wild turkeys? (Jesse J.) Answer: It is...
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