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Outdoors Q&A: Teed Off Golfers Say ‘Scoot, Coots!’

Some courses use trained dogs to haze waterfowl off the greens

Published on 04.06.2012 6:54 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Raw or Cooked — It Still Counts Toward Your Limit

Eat all of your prepared abalone or give it away before you get another full limit or head home

Published on 03.30.2012 12:16 a.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Ensuring Your Fowl Don’t Become Foul

The most important thing to do with game is to keep it clean and dry

Published on 03.15.2012 10:18 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Can Lizards Be Legally Captured and Kept as Pets?

Fishing regulations authorize the capture of certain species of amphibians and reptiles for 'sport'

Published on 03.05.2012 5:29 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Transporting Multiple Waterfowl Limits Legally

The regulations can be tricky, but the important factor is tagging

Published on 02.23.2012 10:44 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: What Are the Regulations on Slingshot Hunting?

The method may be used to take only certain nongame birds and mammals

Published on 02.06.2012 6:48 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Are Wild Pigs a Threat to Me or My Dogs?

Wild pigs are timid and generally want to be left alone

Published on 01.26.2012 7:58 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Why Are Refuge Reservations So Hard to Draw?

The competition for waterfowl reservations is huge, with more than 750,000 submissions for 2011-12

Published on 01.20.2012 12:09 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Why Are Shot Shells Limited in Refuges and Wildlife Areas?

Regulations are in place both to increase the hunting experience and improve waterfowl populations

Published on 01.09.2012 7:39 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: When Special Fishing Regulations Differ on Same River

The daily bag limit is always in effect, even if fishing multiple segments of a waterway

Published on 12.30.2011 2:53 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Is It Legal to Keep My Limit Plus My Friend’s Fish?

By law, you can never be in possession of more than the possession limit

Published on 12.22.2011 8:32 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Fishing with the ‘Alabama Rig’ in California

To be used legally in the state's inland waters, the original design would need to be modified

Published on 12.09.2011 4:03 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Deer in the Rut Can Be Dangerous Neighbors

Like other wildlife, they are best observed at a distance

Published on 11.28.2011 9:43 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Wanted — Rattlesnake Wrangler

Try these tips to discourage rattlesnakes from taking up residence near your home

Published on 11.03.2011 10:46 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Releasing Sea Creatures Back to the Wild

It's illegal to release any finfish or shellfish from captivity back into ocean waters

Published on 10.18.2011 1:56 a.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Creating a Private Hunting Ranch

Restrictions and requirements come with the importation of wildlife

Published on 09.28.2011 9:53 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Hook Alternatives When Fishing for Halibut

There are no legal restrictions, but some rigs are better than others

Published on 09.20.2011 6:46 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: All That Glitters in the Water Is Not Legal

Sprinkling glitter as an attractant for bait fish is considered littering

Published on 09.05.2011 7:34 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Is Pursuing Wildlife for a Photo a Form of ‘Take’?

Hunting and fishing licenses are not required for people using only a camera

Published on 08.25.2011 9:21 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Must Abalone Divers Carry Measuring Gauge, License Underwater?

Generally, they may be left in the dive tube only if it remains in your possession

Published on 08.11.2011 8:38 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Paper License vs. Scanned Copy on Smartphone

An electronic version is not sufficient when requested by a game warden

Published on 08.04.2011 1:56 a.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Jug Line Fishing in California Lakes

Such a device is illegal in California; generally, all fish must be taken by 'angling'

Published on 07.21.2011 1:33 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Turning a Water-Ski Kneeboard Into an Abalone Diving Rig?

There is no prohibition against using a float tube or kneeboard with an anchor

Published on 06.27.2011 8:32 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Is It Illegal to Interfere with Someone’s Fishing Experience?

State laws forbid intentionally disrupting the legal hunting efforts of others

Published on 06.10.2011 2:25 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Can Disabled War Veteran Hunt with Canine Companion?

Dogs are generally allowed, but there are limits and conditions during certain seasons

Published on 05.26.2011 1:51 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Is a Duck Still a Duck Once It Becomes Sausage?

Processed or not, a duck is a duck and counts toward the possession limit

Published on 05.16.2011 10:27 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Using Bang Sticks in Self-Defense Against Sharks

Devices that use an explosive charge are firearms, an illegal method on sharks

Published on 05.03.2011 2:10 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Planting Wild Turkeys on Private Land

Releasing captive-reared turkey poults is illegal and could do more harm than good

Published on 04.14.2011 7:27 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Can Trespassing Wildlife Be Trapped and Relocated?

Raccoons that have caused property damage can be trapped — but only by legal means

Published on 03.16.2011 5:56 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: What Should Be Done with Injured Wildlife?

In most cases, human interference is not beneficial

Published on 03.09.2011 12:39 a.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Can Hunters Sell Game for Medicinal Purposes?

First and foremost, regulations are designed to protect and preserve California's wildlife resources

Published on 03.02.2011 2:30 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: How Much Do California Halibut Move Around?

Previous study indicated migration was related to the size of the fish

Published on 02.18.2011 12:47 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Are Broken Antlers a Sign of Nutrient Deficiencies?

Mineral deficiencies may play a role, as well as wear and damage from the rutting season

Published on 02.08.2011 8:12 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Is It Legal to Cherry Pick for the Best Crabs?

'High-grading' is prohibited, and being over the limit, even for a short time, could lead to a citation

Published on 01.26.2011 6:05 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Hunting Wildlife Refuges vs. Private Land

Although not required to do so, private wetland owners often follow traditional hunt days

Published on 01.17.2011 7:30 p.m.

 

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