California Upland Game Bird Advisory Committee

Every year California hunters pay their $9.46 on top of their annual license fee to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to hunt upland game birds throughout the state.  So where does this money go?  Who says where it is spent?  Here’s a little background: From CDFW – “The Upland Game Bird Account is … Continued

California Legislature Outdoor Sporting Caucus

Did you know that in California, we have have a bipartisan congregation of state lawmakers that are formed specifically to try and promote California’s shooting and hunting rights as well as the states wildlife and fisheries?  Well we do!  It’s called the California Legislature Outdoor Sporting Caucus, and each year they hold a shoot at … Continued

UPDATE – California DFW Upland Game Bird Applications

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In our August update of the California Fish and Game Commission Meeting, NWTF gave testimony to the commission asking them to reconsider the proposed $5 application fee for upland game bird hunts.  This testimony was echoed by California Waterfowl Association, as well as by the Yuba County Fish and Game Commission, that $5 per application … Continued

California Turkey Hunting Changes! New 2016 Regulations Adopted

Updated for Spring 2017   Spring 2017 Season From CDFW: “California’s 2017 general spring wild turkey season opens statewide on March 25 and extends through April 30. The archery-only season will follow immediately afterward, running from May 1-14. Hunters who have a current junior hunting license may also hunt the weekend before the opener (March … Continued

8/25/16 California Fish and Game Commission Meeting

CA/NV Regional Biologist, Kevin Vella, giving testimony at the 8/25/16 Fish and Game Commission Meeting The NWTF attended the California Fish and Game Commission meeting yesterday in Folsom, CA. The NWTF gave public comment on three different topics. The meeting, in it’s entirety, can be found here. Here is a quick summary of the topics and … Continued

NWTF-California Fights for Your Hunting Rights at the State Capitol

NWTF-California bounced back and forth between the Assembly and Senate Public Safety Committee Hearings on Tuesday. NWTF voiced opposition to SB 880, SB 894, SB 1235, as well as AB 1664, AB 1674, and AB 1695. These bills have negative implications for law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen. In fact, these bills could have a serious effect on … Continued

Hunting Legislation

  On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, the California Joint Assembly and Senate Committee’s on Public Safety conducted an informational hearing. This hearing related to Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s Safety for All Act 2016. The initiative contains several pieces of legislation that would create further road blocks to creating new hunters. Notably, the requirement for background checks to … Continued