Cash-Prize Coyote Hunting Contests Banned In California

California 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.


Wild pigs dig for water and grubs in Almaden Valley. (CBS)

San Jose City Council Approves Shooting Of Wild Pigs

The animals have been causing thousands of dollars of damage over the last few weeks in Almaden Valley.


A recurve crossbow with ammunition. (Liam Skoda)

Bow Hunters Asked To Help Control Deer Population Near Lake Sonoma

Bow hunters are being asked to take aim to help control the deer population in a 5,000-acre wildlife preserve near Lake Sonoma in northern California.


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Martinez Man Fatally Shot During Hunting Trip

A Martinez man who was on a hunting trip suffered a fatal gunshot wound while traveling in a car in Tomales Saturday afternoon, the Marin County coroner’s office said.


Glass containers filled with shark fins are displayed at a store in Chinatown on August 24, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  California State Assembly Bill 376 has been introduced and would ban the sale, purchase or possession of shark fins in California starting on Jan. 1, 2013. Those against the bill complain that it targets a cultural institution of Chinese citizens who eat shark fin soup.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Court Rejects Request To Halt California Shark Fin Ban

A federal court has rejected two Chinese-American groups’ request to halt California’s ban on the selling and possession of shark fins.


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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.


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California Bill To Ban Certain Hunting With Dogs Moves Forward

California would ban the use of dogs to hunt bears and bobcats under a bill approved by the State Assembly.


California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (L), Fish and Game Commission President Daniel Richards poses with dead mountain lion. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/Western Outdoor News)

Lt. Gov. Newsom Digs In Against Fish & Game Chief Over Cougar Killing

Speaking with KCBS, CBS 5 and SF Chronicle insider Phil Matier Friday, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom reiterated his call for the State Fish and Game Commission President to resign over a mountain lion hunt.


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Phil Matier: Lawmakers Spar Over Fish & Game Commission Chief In Mountain Lion Flap

The 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.


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State Fish & Game Commission Chief Under Fire For Mountain Lion Killing

California 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.