California Outdoors Q&A



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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Can You Tell the Age of a Clam by Counting the Rings?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, APRIL 6, 2018



Question: Although the population of Pismo clams is seriously depleted in the Ventura/Oxnard area, I was blessed to dig this guy during the recent low tides. He is bulky and has many (growth) rings. Most are dark in color, but there are lighter ones as well. To determine the age of the clam do you only count the dark rings or...
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How Do I Catch a Trespasser on My Property?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, MARCH 30, 2018



Question: I own property in a rural part of Monterey County although I don’t live there all the time. I am there most weekends and many weeklong stretches throughout the year. Twice in the last month, I found a gate open on my property that should always be closed. I know for sure I left it latched and there were no...
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Keeping Black Bass?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, MARCH 24, 2018

New Melones Reservoir

Question: Are you allowed to keep black bass that are of legal size? The regulations are confusing as to if you are allowed to keep them or not. (Jake) Answer: California Code of Regulations Title 14, section 5.00 describes the black bass regulations for various bodies of water throughout California. In California, the term “black bass” is used to define four commonly caught...
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More Than One GO ID on Crab Buoys?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, MARCH 15, 2018



Question: Is there any regulation that would prohibit multiple GO IDs on crab buoys? For instance, if a group of friends wanted to share the same crab gear, could they each place their GO IDs on the buoys? (Steve Brown) Answer: For recreational fishing, there is no regulation prohibiting multiple GO IDs on crab trap buoys used under a sport fishing license (California...
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Bag Limit vs. Possession Limit?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, MARCH 8, 2018



Question: Can you please clarify the difference between a bag limit and a possession limit? Is the possession limit always double the bag limit? (Anonymous) Answer: California Fish and Game Code, section 18 describes “bag limit” as the maximum limit, in number or amount, of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles or amphibians that may lawfully be taken by any one person during a specified period of time. FGC, section...
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