outdoors

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 ...

Uncertain weather impacting fishing conditions

TROUT OPENER LAST WEEKEND ONLY HO-HUM Fishing for trout in the state’s hundreds of miles of streams opened to anglers last weekend, but for the most part it was nothing to write ...

Expect a season of pests

With so much late rain this year, there has not been enough heat or north winds to dry up the large amounts of standing water.   As the weather warms, that means pesky critt ...

The latest from Eagle Lake and Spaulding Tract

It’s been reported here numerous times that there’s a drain pipe continuously draining water from Lassen County’s Eagle Lake, a region which is controlled by the Bureau of La ...

Salmon opener gets a bit rough

It was one of those cases where you really had to love the ocean in order to go salmon fishing.   Water conditions for the 2010 opener last Saturday were not friendly to a p ...

Offshore salmon fishing makes its return this weekend

I’ve been waiting to say this for a long time and I don’t think anybody saw it coming. The Department of Fish and Game recently announced that the ocean salmon fishery will ...

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 ...

Archery clinic coming to Roseville

Do you have a young, budding archer in the family or a youngster that just might need a little pointing in the right direction in the use of that type of the bow and arrow? The De ...

Salmon fishery doubtful for 2010

For a couple of years now, there has been no offshore salmon fishery for any recreational, sport anglers or for the state’s numerous commercial fishermen. In fact, there has been ...

New fishing regulations begin this month

The fishing regulations booklet you may have stashed somewhere might just be a little out of date.   Each year, on March 1, new regulations adopted by the California Fish a ...

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 ...

Drought still not over, sturgeon are biting

A solid week or two of some downright nasty weather dropped copious amounts of rain and snows. Does that mean the three-year drought is over? According to the water experts, not ha ...

Protect that investment in your boat

It doesn’t much matter if your boat is made from aluminum or fiberglass and it doesn’t matter how big it is, combine the cost of that boat with the motor and the trailer it sit ...