California Hunting News

Opposition to New "Switchblade" Knife Regulations
The Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus has urged U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to withdraw the notice of proposed revocation of treatment relating to the admissibility of certain knives with spring assisted opening mechanisms by the Office of Customs and Border Patrol.
California Gets Three Generations of Poachers
The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) recently closed a complicated poaching case involving three generations of a family from Williams.
California Limits Catch and Release of Salmon
The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has begun enforcing new recreational salmon fishing regulations for the Central Valley Basin.
California Big Game Hunters Drawing Deadline is Near
Hunters applying for premium deer, elk, antelope or bighorn sheep tags have only a few weeks left to turn in an application.
California FGC Votes to Expand Ban on Traditional Ammo
The California Fish and Game Commission voted on May 13 to publish a notice of intent to expand the scope of its ban on the use of traditional ammunition to now include upland and small game in the California condor range—an action completely unnecessary for protecting condors and that will create yet another roadblock to hunting in the state, said the National Shooting Sports Foundation, trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry.
Ninth Court Ruling a Win for Second Amendment
One of the country's most liberal United States Circuit Courts has ruled that the Second Amendment of the Constitution is incorporated into the Constitution through the Fourteenth Amendment.
Omnibus Public Land Management Act Sent to President
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, sending the most significant collection of conservation measures to come before Congress in a quarter of a century to President Obama for his signature.
California DFG Offers Bear Hunting Clinic
The California Department of Fish and Game's (DFG) Advanced Hunter Education Program is offering a bear hunting clinic March 28. The clinic will be held at the Diamond Springs Memorial Hall in Diamond Springs, located approximately 41 miles east of Sacramento.
NSSF Addresses Threat to Hunting in California
Following calls from anti-hunting groups to expand California's ban on traditional ammunition statewide, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the firearms, ammunition and hunting industry -- urged hunters to contact the Fish and Game Commission, the Department of Fish and Game, the governor and their state legislators to demand science-based wildlife management and not allow anti-hunting interest groups such as the Center for Biological Diversity to destroy the American heritage of hunting -- a critical wildlife management tool.
California DFG Reviews Extreme Poaching Cases
The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Law Enforcement Division noticed an upswing in "extreme" poaching cases in 2008. These cases are characterized by the excessive killing of fish and wildlife species and repeat poaching offenders undeterred by prior poaching convictions.