hunting

Hunting wild turkeys on private property may require a trade, but it's worth it

Oh, where to hunt, where to hunt. That’s a popular refrain from many hunters hoping to pursue one of the state’s permanent residents, the wild turkey.The season opens t ...

International Sportsmen’s Expo still growing

It’s mid cold season time, when cabin fever has set in and we’re tired of sitting around and dreaming of things to do in the great out-of-doors.Regular-season football ...

Believe it or not, hunting license time is near

It may be another month and a half before your current hunting license expires, and it may be longer than that before you actually pack up the firearms and head into the field, but ...

Turkey hunters gearing up for the weekend

It’s a hunting season anxiously awaited for by many of California’s hunters after being cooped up indoors for the winter, a sure sign that winter is officially all but ...

Getting ready for turkey season

The spring turkey hunting season in California has become enormously popular. But, the success rate of turkey hunters can be pretty much like fishing success, where 10 percent of t ...

DFG looking to expand bear and elk hunts

Looking to someday feast on elk steaks or a big bear roast? It could be a little more possible with expanding hunt proposals by the Department of Fish and Game for both species. ...

Hunting clinics this Saturday

Wild Turkey: A free one-day clinic will be offered in Manteca for any person wanting to learn many of the nuances to hunting this wild, wily bird. The clinic will be held from 1 ...

Salmon river run small again this year

Despite hopes of a return to normal salmon quantities, counts at the Nimbus hatchery and all hatcheries that feed salmon to the Sacramento River, are dismally low. It is feared th ...

Waterfowl are here, but where's the foul weather?

With the storms that have gone through states such as Oregon and Washington lately, ducks and geese are moving in big numbers into California regions, where most will take up resid ...

More than one way to catch your turkey

After last week’s column announcing the opening of some bird seasons, including turkeys, along with some hints and tips about hunting methods, one reader was quick to inform me t ...

Hunting season set to open for three types of birds

Saturday is a big day for bird hunters as it is opening day for three bird seasons. Pheasant: Long cherished by hunters, the hunting season for these Chinese imports will find h ...

Weighing in on the proposed Placer County local deer hunt

An antlerless deer hunt is always an emotional issue and the proposed hunt in highly populated regions of south Placer County is certainly no different. I’ve heard and read many ...

Waterfowl season is on the horizon

The far, northern reaches of California – Northeastern Zone – opened for waterfowl hunting on Oct. 10, the second Saturday of the month. While some local, truly die-hard waterf ...

Tips to help the lost hunter

Every year it happens. A large search party gets launched to search for a hunter that crossed a ridge, lost his orientation, and can’t figure out where he is and how to get back ...

Nimbus salmon festival is no-go this year

Citing both budget and staff cuts, state furloughs and the overall economic conditions the Department of Fish and Game along with their partners and sponsors has announced that the ...