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SMUD trout fishing derby at Rancho Seco is fun for all
Friday Mar 22 2013
Twice a year, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District sponsors a trout fishing derby at Rancho Seco Lake, 25 miles south of Sacramento. The lake is small by any standards. The p ...
Spring pig hunts offered in Yolo County; turkey season opens March 30
Monday Mar 18 2013
Yolo County is just across the river so you can go pig hunting at Bobcat Ranch on a single tank of gas. The hunts, eight of them, will be offered by the California Department of F ...
Time to get the boat ready for spring use
Wednesday Mar 06 2013
Most boats have done nothing but sit on the trailer all winter — some in garages or driveways, some covered and others open to nature’s elements. Some users religiousl ...
Check the wildlife code before you sell or trade that trophy mount
Thursday Feb 28 2013
Mounted deer heads. Moose. Elk. A largemouth bass appearing to be in its natural habitat. Two quail or ducks, geese, pheasants and so many others can be beautifully mounted and pro ...
Now is the time to replace — and properly dispose of — your fishing line
Monday Feb 18 2013
For as long as there’s been fishing line, it has been discarded along the waterways. Before the invention of monofilament lines, anglers used cotton-type line. It didn&rsquo ...
If you want to hunt spring turkey, a clinic might be just the thing
Tuesday Feb 12 2013
Wild turkeys have been in California for a good 10,000 years. Their skeletal remains have been found in Southern California’s La Brea Tar Pits along with various dinosaurs th ...
Sterile trout being planted in state waters
Thursday Feb 07 2013
The Department of Fish and Wildlife has had numerous lawsuits filed against it over the years challenging the policy of its trout-planting program. The focal point of most suits i ...
Waterfowl hunting season mostly over in north state — with disappointing results
Monday Jan 28 2013
Last year’s waterfowl season found hunters scratching their heads wondering what happened to the weather. It was tough hunting due to the lack of foul weather that can make w ...
Oink, oink: Wild pig-hunting opportunity at Joice Island
Tuesday Jan 22 2013
Joice Island is in the Delta, inside the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, which is owned, operated and controlled by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. And, there just h ...
Drifting is a means to hunt waterfowl, and it works
Thursday Jan 17 2013
Most hunters know it’s illegal to use a motor to sneak up on a raft of ducks. However, using a boat can be a tremendous method for a successful waterfowl hunt. And, with all ...
Name change removes ‘game’: It’s now Department of Fish and Wildlife
Tuesday Jan 15 2013
For several years, it was the Department of Fish and Game. However, “game” has a connotation of something hunted, and the DFG handles much more than fish and hunted cri ...
International Sportsmen’s Exposition at Cal Expo is a welcomed winter relief
Wednesday Jan 02 2013
It’s wintertime. With almost no hunting and limited fishing, outdoors-oriented men and women stay indoors. Our eyes can see fish jumping and a monster buck walking by in scop ...
Marine Protected Areas are in effect in north coast
Wednesday Dec 26 2012
I was dead set against the government marking off ocean waters from the Oregon border to Mexico and calling them Marine Protected Areas. As I’ve stated since the discussion ...
Christmas stocking stuffers for your favorite outdoors person
Saturday Dec 22 2012
We’re coming down to the final hours of Christmas shopping. I find there’s still a good segment of the population scratching their heads as to what to get their favorit ...
Access to Port of Sacramento can be had, but it will take awhile
Tuesday Dec 11 2012
Many years ago, there was unrestricted access to the Port of Sacramento by several methods. About 40 years ago, a fishing partner and I would launch my boat around midnight at Mil ...
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