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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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Outdoors Q&A: Hunting with ‘Passive’ Night-Vision Equipment

Most such devices that are electrical or battery powered are prohibited

Published on 12.31.2010 10:00 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: What Can Be Done About Pesky Coyotes?

The best thing to do is ensure there's no access to food, water and shelter

Published on 12.23.2010 10:52 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Hunting Sea Ducks

Hunting from shore is legal as long as the shoreline isn't private, or a prohibited park or reserve

Published on 12.06.2010 11:00 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Can Scent Attractants Be Considered Bait?

If a product causes the game to chew on, lick or nibble at the surface to which it is applied, it falls under the definition of feed

Published on 11.28.2010 12:15 a.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Is It Legal to Keep Loaded Firearm in Parked Car?

Put simply, no — when you're on or along any road or area open to the public

Published on 11.22.2010 5:15 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: When Is a Duck No Longer a Duck?

Until its edible portions are consumed or used, the bird counts toward the possession limit

Published on 11.12.2010 1:40 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: What to Do for a Lonely Osprey?

The bird may appear to be 'crying,' but most likely it's not because of a missing mate

Published on 11.05.2010 4:35 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Ocean Fishing in the Dark

Not being able to see well enough to distinguish the species is no excuse for violating restrictions

Published on 10.27.2010 3:40 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: When Screeching Owls Move In

A fake owl can help discourage a family of real owls from overstaying their welcome

Published on 10.21.2010 9:50 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Will Painting My Kayak Spook White Sharks?

While the concept is intriguing, an orca-appearing structure may not prevent an attack

Published on 09.21.2010 5:59 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Are Liquid/Spray Scents Considered Bait?

Attractants can be used, but hunters are advised to be cautious in the selection and use of a product

Published on 09.03.2010 6:59 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Dog Training with Live and Dead Birds

It's OK to use domestically raised avian species, as long as no wild birds are captured, injured or killed

Published on 08.23.2010 11:19 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Is It Legal to Take Extra Game to Give Away?

The recipient must be present to take possession in order to legally gift abalone

Published on 08.17.2010 9:00 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Is There a Limit on Rods for Ocean Fishing?

Two roads and lines or two hand lines are allowed from a public pier or jetty

Published on 08.06.2010 9:44 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Can I Hunt on My Own Land?

The wildlife belong to the state of California and not to the landowner

Published on 07.31.2010 1:40 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: How Common Is Trichinosis in Wild Game?

Food hygiene and care of a carcass pose the greater risk to human health

Published on 07.23.2010 9:30 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: If the Fish Will Die Anyway, Shouldn’t I Keep It?

The bottom line is, undersized fish must be released immediately

Published on 07.19.2010 11:30 p.m.

 

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