Stretch Of Sacramento River Closed To Fishing After Drought Conditions Threaten Chinook PopulationLate rains and high temperatures during California's drought led to the destruction of millions of Chinook eggs and the loss of an entire class of winter-run Chinook salmon.
Cash-Prize Coyote Hunting Contests Banned In CaliforniaCalifornia wildlife officials have banned coyote hunting contests that offered cash and prizes up to $500 to the top marksman and sparked a culture clash in the state.
California Cattle Ranchers, Environmentalists Await Delayed Decision On 'Endangered' Listing For Gray WolfAdvocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.
Great White Sharks Nearing Endangered Species ProtectionThe most feared predator in the ocean received new protections Wednesday when a California commission decided the great white shark should be studied as a potential endangered species.
Ethics Complaint Filed Against State Fish & Game Chief For Cougar HuntThe president of California’s Fish and Game Commission is facing an ethics complaint after coming under fire for killing a mountain lion in Idaho.
Phil Matier: Lawmakers Spar Over Fish & Game Commission Chief In Mountain Lion FlapThe California Assembly could vote as early as next week on a resolution to oust the California Fish and Game Commission president photographed with a dead mountain lion during a hunt in Idaho.
State Fish & Game Commission Chief Under Fire For Mountain Lion KillingCalifornia Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has urged the president of the state’s Fish and Game Commission to resign in a flap over the killing of a mountain lion.