Fish and Wildlife Calendar June 2019
Busy calendar schedule for fish and wildlife events in June 2019.
June and the following months of 2019 are no time for hunters and anglers to warm the couch. Both groups are headed into the busy times of the year on the fish and wildlife calendar of events.
Invasive species week
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has dedicated much time and effort to combating expanding populations of invasive species. CDFW will, without doubt, continue to do so. In fact, more and more groups of wildlife are added to ranks of the undesirables that ought to be eradicated.
Unfortunately, feral pigs are on the list of the worst offenders. Wholesale boar poisoning is only an easy to apply and effective toxin away. If one is found, feral pigs will become an endangered species.
Let us hope that the day of the great boar poisoning is still far away. Boar are among the most challenging and most difficult to hunt game. Moreover, they can be taken all year long even when other game seasons are closed. Do we really want to lose the challenges of hunting them?
Let us participate, therefore, in the activities on the fish and wildlife calendar during the California Invasive Species Week and learn how to remove weeds from habitats and restore them to their original state instead of how to eradicate boar. Read more here wildlife.ca.gov/conservation/invasives/action-week.
June 8 – Chollas Lake Park Fishing Derby
This event on the fish and wildlife calendar for June 2019 and beyond is designed to appeal to budding anglers by teaching and demonstrating the use of the equipment and bait in addition to refreshments, crafts and prizes for young anglers fifteen and younger. The derby takes place at 6350 College grove drive, San Diego, between 08:00 and 13:00 in the Chollas Lake Park. For information over the phone, call (619) 527-7683.
15 — Kids Fishing Day at Mount Shasta Hatchery
The following events should be great fun for aspiring anglers. And the locations guarantee that participants go home with fish they caught. The first fishing day for kids is scheduled at the Mount Shasta Hatchery. It is located at N. Old Stage Road.
Registration will start at 8:45 a.m. and fishing goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fishing poles, tackle and bait will be provided. CDFW staff and volunteers will assist with parking, registration, fishing, netting fish and answering questions.
Two more fishing days for Kids are planned for the hatchery on July 6 and Aug. 17. For more information, visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/fishing/hatcheries/mount-shasta or call (530) 926-2215.
The Trout Fest, 121 Hot Creek Hatchery Road, Mammoth Lakes (93546) introduces youth to the basics of trout fishing.
During this event on the fish and wildlife calendar, youths learn how to tie basic fishing knots, rig a pole, cast, handle, clean, and cook trout. Fishing equipment is provided, outside gear is not allowed. The event is for anglers 15 and under. Detailed information is available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or from wildlife.ca.gov/fishing/hatcheries.
June 12 – The California Fish and Game Commission, not to be mistaken for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, will be holding meetings on non-marine and marine topics.
The meeting about non-marine topics is scheduled for the Red Lion Hotel in Redding, located at 1830 Hilltop Drive, Redding (96002). For more information, please visit www.fgc.ca.gov.
June 13 – Marine topics are planned at the same location. However, the time for the meeting is still open.
18 — Land Regulations Outreach Meeting. This meeting on the fish and wildlife calendar will bring sportsmen and outdoorsmen up to speed regarding the most recent and planned changes for CDFW properties. Agency personnel will be available to explain public use regulations. They will also be able to field questions and listen to stakeholder interests, needs, and ideas. Information is available from Julie Horenstein at email@example.com.
19 — Land Regulations Outreach Meeting, 6 to 8 p.m., Oroville Branch Library, 1820 Mitchell Ave., Oroville (95966). Information is available from Julie Horenstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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24 — Land Regulations Outreach Meeting, 6 to 8 p.m., Grassland Environmental Education Center, Los Banos Wildlife Area, 18110 Henry Miller Ave., Los Banos (93635).
25 — Land Regulations Outreach Meeting, 6 to 8 p.m., Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, 45211 County Road 32B (Chiles Road), Davis (95618).
19 — CDFW Conservation Lecture Series, held by Nasseer Idrisi between 10 a.m. to noon, will present information on the significant changes at the Salton Sea. The tilapia fish population is declining and so are, consequently, the numbers of fish-eating birds that use the tilapia as their main food source. White and brown American pelicans and cormorants are on the receiving end of this development. For details consult www.wildlife.ca.gov/conservation/lectures.
24 — Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE)
The immensely popular SHARE program has a special treat in the form of SHARE elk and boar hunts available on the fish and wildlife calendar for 2019.
SHARE will be accepting applications for 72 SHARE elk tags during 45 elk hunts on SHARE properties. Additionally, wild pig, bear, and upland game hunts will go on sale for various SHARE properties throughout the state. Remember that you must pay a non-refundable application and handling fees for each hunt choice.
Details of these SHARE hunts are collected at www.wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/share. Of course, you can also wait till we publish them in the California Hunting Post. We have in the past and we will do so in the future.
Dungeness Crab Gear
25 — Public Hearing, Dungeness Crab Trap Gear Retrieval Program will be offered to commercial crab fishing interests to solicit input to the proposed retrieval program for lost Dungeness crab trap gear. This seminar is mainly of interest to commercial fishermen only. But if you are, the meeting is between 10 a.m. and noon, 20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite 100, Large Conference Room, Monterey (93940).
Visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/notices/regulations/gear-retrieval-program more information.
June 12 – Tribal Committee
Not to be left behind, tribal matters are subject of the tribal meeting at the above location for members of a tribe or those interested in tribal matters. Time for this fish and wildlife calendar event is still undetermined. But general information on the meeting is at fgc.ca.gov.