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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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Outdoors Q&A: Night Fishing with Submerged Lights

It is legal in most circumstances, but there are exceptions for trout and salmon

Published on 07.09.2010 11:35 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Catch-and-Release Fishing in No-Take Waters

Zero-take areas allow angling opportunities without the retention of any fish

Published on 07.07.2010 11:54 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Using Scuba Gear to Photograph Abalone Divers

Taking such pictures is legal, as long as a couple of regulations are followed

Published on 06.21.2010 11:59 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Fishing with a Beach Net

There are specific regulations governing the use of beach or throw nets

Published on 06.11.2010 6:45 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Carrying a Gun While Fishing

Law allows anglers to have firearms while fishing and while hiking to and from the site

Published on 06.02.2010 11:10 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Will Controlling Sacramento Pikeminnow Help Salmonids?

There have been efforts to remove them as a non-native predator because they were illegally introduced

Published on 05.21.2010 6:40 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: A Glowing Phenomenon

Red tide is the best time to create illuminated footprints on the beach

Published on 05.14.2010 3:30 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Humanely Wrangling Halibut

A well-placed shot with a spear is usually most effective, but be careful with a knife

Published on 05.07.2010 3:30 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Do Wild Turkeys Hybridize?

Hybrids are possible but unlikely, and natural color abnormalities often lead to misidentification

Published on 04.29.2010 9:25 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Beards and Spurs Don’t Tell It All

There is no exact standard for identifying a wild turkey’s age

Published on 04.16.2010 9:05 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: How Are Fish Stocking Decisions Made?

Tale of Lake Oroville explains why it's planted with only coho salmon

Published on 04.09.2010 8:20 p.m.

 

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Outdoors Q&A: Why Not Dive for Abalone Year-Round?

The abalone season works in conjunction with other regulations to limit the overall take

Published on 04.02.2010 6:35 p.m.

 

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