California Outdoors Q&A



Education Opportunities for a Longtime Hunter
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, JUNE 21, 2018



Question: Does CDFW still offer classes for experienced hunters? I’ve had my license for years, so I’m not looking for the basic hunter ed stuff. (Chris) Answer: Yes! There are opportunities around the state. The Law Enforcement Division’s Advanced Hunter Education Program lists upcoming classes, which currently include Hunting with Air Guns (Los Angeles County), Basic Game Processing (Santa Clara County), Waterfowl Hunting...
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What Can I Do About Rattlesnakes?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, JUNE 21, 2018



Question: The late spring and early summer always seem to bring out rattlesnakes on my property. I have two dogs and I am worried about them and myself. I have heard you need a fishing license to kill one, even if it is on your own property. Is that true? (Linda) Answer: Spring and summer are peak seasons for rattlesnake activity. Like all...
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How Do I Know if I Have Nutria on my Property?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, JUNE 8, 2018



Question: I own property in Merced and I have some concerns about the Central Valley nutria discovery. I haven’t noticed anything out of the ordinary, but what signs should I be looking out for? Can I have someone come out and survey my property to make sure they’re not here, just for my own peace of mind? (Ann) Answer: Nutria are large, invasive...
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Understanding Waterway Health Advisories
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, MAY 11, 2018



Question: I saw a notice in the newspaper that there is a high level of E. coli in the lower American River at the confluence of the Sacramento River in Sacramento County. I am planning on going striper fishing with my son there. Is it safe to eat the fish if we catch some stripers? Where can I find more information?...
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How are Black Bass Limits Regulated During Licensed Tournaments?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, APRIL 26, 2018



Question: Why are Pro Bass Tournament participants allowed to keep fishing when they have five fish in their possession? When they continue to fish and they boat their sixth fish, aren’t they in violation of the five-fish limit rule? I realize that they release the smallest fish, but for just a little while, they do have six fish in their possession....
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What’s new in turkey hunting?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, APRIL 6, 2018



Question: It has been a few years since I have been hunting but I hunted turkeys this past weekend with a friend and I’m glad he was with me because he told me there were new regulation changes for turkey hunting. Most important one was the need to use nonlead ammunition. Am I missing anything else? (Anonymous) Answer: First of all, we’re happy...
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