Department of Fish and Game

A mountain lion cub. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cougar Cubs Shot In Half Moon Bay Were 4 Months Old, Wardens Say

The California Department of Fish and Game said a pair of mountain lion cubs shot by wardens in the backyard of a Half Moon Bay home were about four months old and could not have survived in the wild.


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Calif. Department Of Fish And Game Renamed, Sporting Groups Leery

After six decades as the Department of Fish and Game, the agency in charge of California’s wild animals has a new name—one that has many hunting and fishing organizations leery.


A deer prances through tall grass. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

$300K Study To Determine Why Deer Become Road Kill On Peninsula Freeway

Researchers are spending $300,000 to find out why deer crossing a Bay Area freeway become road kill.


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Deer To Be Tranquilized, Collared Near Peninsula Freeway

The California Department of Transportation is warning drivers that they might see a strange sight this weekend as they are traveling on Interstate 280 on the Peninsula.


A video posted on YouTube shows a group of fishermen catching a green sturgeon, a protected species, in the Delta. (CBS)

Video Shows Fishermen Harming Protected Sturgeon On Delta

A group of fishermen could be in trouble after a video posted on YouTube shows a protected green sturgeon being yanked from the dark waters of the Delta.


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HealthWatch: Scientists Investigate Mysterious Decline Of California Sea Otters

A group of scientists are keeping a close eye at the health of sea otters off the California coast. They may be cute and furry, but California sea otters are facing a mystery threat.



2 Oakland Men Arrested For Abalone Poaching

Two Oakland men suspected of abalone poaching in Mendocino County were arrested Thursday.


Canary Rockfish. (NOAA)

Rules May Not Be Saving Threatened Fish Off California Coast

Some rockfish species have been overfished and are illegal to catch. But fishermen say the rules aimed at saving the fish are killing them instead.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/07/2011

Brown bear cubs play with their mother, Mia, at a wildlife park on April 27, 2007, in Poing, Germany. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Bear Attack Prompts Warning For Sierra Residents, Campers

Department of Fish and Game officials are warning campers that this is also a time when bears appear out of hibernation.


Hiya, a peregrine falcon (pictured), and her offspring were shot by pellets in seperate shootings in Oakland. A $1,000 reward has been offered to catch the shooter. (CBS)

Game Wardens Seek Shooter Of Falcons In Oakland

State game wardens are hoping that $1,000 in reward money will lead to an arrest in the shootings of two peregrine falcons, which are protected under California law.

CBS San Francisco–06/27/2011