Category Archives: Big Game

Grizzlies proposed for removal from endangered species listing

The environmental loon community is apoplectic this week. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it was moving forward with the proposal to remove the grizzly bear in the greater Yellowstone region from the list of endangered species. The grizzly … Continue reading

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Details of lead ammunition ban for hunting blow up on Internet

This wasn’t a surprise, yet the hunting/shooting community is acting like it has just discovered all lead ammunition will be banned for hunting in California by July 1, 2019. It’s an Internet revelation with the accompanying outrage. At the end … Continue reading

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BIGHORN SHEEP DIE NO ONE PROSECUTED:

While there was a big splash in the news when an animal control officer in La Quinta rescued a young desert bighorn sheep ram from a canal last Sunday, there hasn’t been a peep about the death of another bighorn … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed for bighorn count in San Gabriel Mountains

Three groups working to survey bighorn sheep in the San Gabriel Mountains are seeking volunteers to assist in the annual sheep count March 1 and 2. The survey is conducted annual by the Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the … Continue reading

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Sheep Society looking for a few tough volunteers to keep track of desert water

Bill Tuck is the spring coordinator for the Society for the Conservation of Bighorn Sheep and he needs a few athletic, tough volunteers for the group’s Adopt a Spring program. The volunteers help keep tabs on desert springs and tanks … Continue reading

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Mojave Preserve remains closed to hunters for deer season opener; DFW fails to notify tag holders

The Mojave National Preserve, a unit of the National Park Service, will remain closed to deer hunters and other recreation users this weekend due to the federal shut-down. The D17 deer hunting zone is mostly contained within the Preserve boundaries, … Continue reading

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DFW supports lead ammunition ban for all hunting in state

The new, kinder, gentler Department of Fish and Wildlife has proved it is an acrobatic agency. It stabbed both hunters and itself in the back Monday this week when Chuck Bonham, the vegetarian DFW director, sent a letter to Assemblyman … Continue reading

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DFW TAKES LEAD IN EFFORT TO BAN HUNTING ON PUBLIC LANDS

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is actively working to ban hunting on vast areas of Southern California’s deserts under the guise of mitigating for energy development projects taking place on public lands in this region. Here’s an example of … Continue reading

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Big game hunting applications are due no later than June 2

Applications for limited big game hunting tags must be completed no later than June 2. The application process can be completed at Department of Fish and Wildlife office, license agents, or on line through the DFW website. You can also … Continue reading

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DEER HUNTING SEASON OPENER

DEER HUNTING SEASON OPENER: Most of the Southern California D-zone hunting areas open this weekend with some opening last weekend. Deer tags are still available for zones D10, D11, D13, D14, and D15 in this region. The weekís storms have … Continue reading

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