California Hunting News

California DFG Offers Spring Outdoor Opportunity for Youth Archery

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will offer a spring youth archery clinic to individuals who want to learn basic archery skills and spend time outdoors. The class will include fundamental archery instruction, use of various types of equipment and supervised shooting time at a selection of stationary bull’s-eye targets. A brief outdoor stewardship presentation will also be included.

California DFG Signals Intent to Sue Army Corps in Order to Protect Fish and Wildlife Around Levees
The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) today issued notice of its intent to sue the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps).   
DFG notified the Corps that it failed to comply with the federal Endangered Species Act when it adopted a national policy requiring the removal of virtually all trees and shrubs on federal levees.
Volunteers Needed for Bighorn Sheep Survey in California

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the Society for Conservation of Bighorn Sheep are seeking individuals to assist biologists on March 3 and 4, 2012 (Saturday evening and all day Sunday).

No survey experience is necessary to participate but volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation on Saturday, March 3, at 6 p.m. at Verdemont Community Center and Library in San Bernardino.

California DFG Wardens Arrest Arson Suspect, Protect and Evacuate Hunters

Department of Fish and Game (DFG) wardens arrested a man suspected of setting a fire in a wildlife area filled with hunters early Saturday morning.

Wardens observed Jacob Thogmartin, 26, of Ramona, Calif., coming out of the brush without a weapon and acting suspiciously just outside of the Wister Wildlife Area in Imperial County. When the warden contacted him flames burst from the brush behind him. Thogmartin had received a citation for driving on a closed road inside the wildlife area and was given a warning for collecting firewood the day before.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Selects Remington® Model 870™ Pump Action Shotguns for ‘Less-Than-Lethal’ Program

Remington Arms Company, LLC., (“Remington”), is pleased to announce that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has recently purchased an additional 300 Remington Model 870 shotguns designated specifically for use in their “less-than-lethal” program.

California Hunters and Wildlife Both Win With Big Game Fund-Raising Tags

Random drawings expected to generate more than $250,000 for big game conservation in 2012

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is pleased to announce four random drawings for big game license tags in 2012. These drawings will raise funds needed for vital wildlife conservation programs.

California DFG Marine Wardens Snare Poacher Inside New Marine Protected Area

Department of Fish and Game (DFG) wardens cited a Southern California man early Sunday morning for poaching dozens of lobsters inside a Marine Protected Area (MPA).

Wardens observed Marbel A. Para, 30, of Romoland (Riverside County) and a companion SCUBA diving in the Laguna Beach State Marine Reserve after midnight on Jan. 15. This location, which is in the Heisler Park area off the coast of Laguna Beach, has historically been closed to lobster fishing for years (even prior to the establishment of the MPA).

California Department of Fish and Game Names Top Stories and Accomplishments for 2011

2011 was anything but quiet for the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG). Pesky bears, a roaming gray wolf, significant poaching arrests, tsunami relief work and dramatic wildlife rescues were among the stories that captured the public’s attention. DFG also welcomed new Director Charlton H. Bonham, who was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in August.

Game Wardens Arrest Two Poaching Suspects in San Jose, California

Based on intensive surveillance over the last several weeks, California game wardens arrested two suspects for commercialization of sport-caught fish and Dungeness crabs.

California DFG Offers One-day Turkey Hunting Clinic in February
The Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) Advanced Hunter Education Program is offering a turkey hunting clinic Feb. 18 at Tejon Ranch in Kern County.