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California Duck Hunting News

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Bucking a trend, sales of hunting and fishing licenses increased in California, according to a Sacremento Bee article that cites statistics from the state Department of Fish and Game. The increase for hunting, about 3 percent, is the first to stretch over two years since 1990. Although the state does not collect demographic information from license buyers that might indicate a trend, factors cited as potential causes of the increase include retiring baby boomers with more time to spend hunting and fishing, more women participants and a connection to the "eat local" movement that encourages finding sources of food close to home in order to benefit the environment.

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As springtime calls people and snakes alike to the outdoors, encounters with snakes become inevitable.

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The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has scheduled 12 statewide clinics in 2008 to educate hunters on advanced hunting and wilderness survival skills. The clinics are designed to take the hunter or outdoors person a step beyond basic hunting and wilderness skills.

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The Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) Advanced Hunter Education will offer a bear hunting clinic for the first time beginning on March 1. The workshop will be held at the Ono Range in Shasta County, 15 miles west of Redding, and run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Avian Cholera Cause of Recent Bird Deaths

Avian cholera has been identified as the cause of recent waterfowl die-offs in northern and central California according to Department of Fish and Game (DFG) wildlife officials.

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Sacramento - The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) today announced that a year-long poaching investigation, dubbed Operation Bear Conduit, has resulted in the arrests of four people. The four individuals were charged with conspiracy to operate as hunting guides without valid guide licenses.

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Canvasback Daily Bag Limit Increased

The daily bag limit for Canvasback ducks has increased from one per day to two per day effective Oct. 25, 2007.

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