State Could Ban Crab Traps as Dungeness Crab Season ApproachesDue to new regulations by the Fish and Game Commission, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said this week it’s considering a ban on crab traps, just days before recreational Dungeness crab season opens on Nov. 6.
Deadly Deer Disease Found In Northern CaliforniaA deadly outbreak of disease among deer in Northern California has prompted state wildlife officials to urge residents to not feed deer or give them water.
Mountain Lion Spotted Early Saturday Wandering Through Petaluma NeighborhoodA mountain lion was sighted early Saturday in a Petaluma neighborhood -- the second time this week a big cat has been spotted prowling within the city.
VIDEO: Homeowner Describes Shock And Awe Of Seeing A Big Mountain Lion In His BackyardIn 20 years Joe Luchak of Petaluma had always wanted to see a mountain lion. He says, "Lo and behold I had one in my backyard and out front.”
Bay Area Mountain Lions Increasingly Spotted In Residential AreasAre the mountain lions of the Bay Area retreating from the Santa Cruz Mountains and into the urban sprawl?
Bear Kills Family Goat at Rural Solano County RanchThe Flores ranch in rural Solano County was quiet Wednesday afternoon, but a bear made a rude and ravaging ruckus at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, according to the Solano County Sheriff's Office.
Bizarre Bear Behavior in Northern California Linked to Brain Disease, Source UnknownThe California Department of Fish and Wildlife started studying overly-friendly bears in 2014. Necropsies showed the animals had encephalitis but there’s no telling yet how they’re getting it.
After 100 Years, California Condor Could Return to Far North Counties, Oregon and NevadaThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to allow the release of captive-bred California condors into Redwood National Park as early as this fall to create a “nonessential experimental population” for California’s far north, Oregon and northwestern Nevada.
State Officials Ask for Help Stopping Spread of Zebra MusselsThe California Department of Fish and Wildlife asked stores and consumers this week to help stop the spread of a dangerous invasive mussel found in aquarium moss balls sold nationwide.
Multiple Agencies Ramp Up Search For Rogue Coyote That Bit 5 Lamorinda VictimsA variety of federal, state and local agencies are currently cooperating in a massive effort to find and capture an aggressive coyote that has bitten five people in the East Bay since July of last year.
Coyote That Attacked Girl In Moraga Determined To Be Same One In Previous Lamorinda AttacksA coyote that attacked a 3-year-old girl walking with her mother along a neighborhood street in Moraga has been confirmed to be the same coyote responsible for a series of attacks on humans in the area.
COVID: CA Allows Camping To Resume On State-Owned LandsThe California Department of Fish and Wildlife allowed camping to resume Monday on state-operated lands and wildlife areas and federal wildlife refuges.
State Officers Remove 3,000 Pounds of Trash From Big Sur Marijuana Grow SiteState wildlife officers removed 3,000 lbs. of trash, hundreds of feet of plastic irrigation piping, discarded camping equipment and other debris at an illegal marijuana operation in the Los Padres National Forest in Big Sur.
3 Arrested After Park Police Discover Pot Grows in Sonoma, Napa County ParksLaw enforcement agents for California State Parks uncovered multiple illegal pot grows at Robert Louis Stevenson and Sugarloaf Ridge state parks over the summer, leading to the arrest of three Santa Rosa men.
Rescue Team Drags Bear Injured in Bear Fire Up Rough Terrain to SafetyA small team of state biologists and local law officers hauled a 350-pound black bear injured in the Bear Fire in Butte County across rough terrain to safety.