California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar for January 2021

All calendar items are subject to change as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue to adhere to all safety protocols including physical distancing, wearing masks and frequent hand washing.

                  Wildlife areas, ecological reserves and other properties may be closed due to wildfire damage. Hunters and outdoor enthusiasts are strongly encouraged to check for closures before leaving on any recreational trip.

 

            Various Days — Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement Access Permit Application Deadline for Multiple Hunting Opportunities. Wild pig, waterfowl, turkey and quail hunts are available through the SHARE program. A $12.14 non-refundable application fee is charged for each hunt choice.

For more information, visit wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/share.

 

1 — Recreational Groundfish Fishery for Boat-based Anglers Closed. Species include rockfish, cabezon, kelp and rock greenlings, lingcod, leopard shark, soupfin shark and spiny dogfish, and other federally managed groundfish.

For more information, visit wildlife.ca.gov/fishing/ocean/regulations/groundfish-summary.

 

            2 — White and White-fronted Goose Season Opens in the Northeastern California Zone.

For more information, visit wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/waterfowl.

 

            7 — “Humbled: How California’s Monterey Bay Escaped Industrial Ruin” Virtual Event, 5:30 to 7 p.m. In their book, “Humbled: How California’s Monterey Bay Escaped Industrial Ruin,” local authors Glenn Church and Kathryn McKenzie recount the story of a divided community, an emerging environmental movement and the twists and turns that eventually dismantled plans for a vast industrial complex. Hear from the authors and learn about this pivotal event in California’s history of conservation. Hosted by the Elkhorn Slough Reserve, this event is free and available to stream live via Facebook and Zoom.

For more information and to view the program, visit www.facebook.com/events/801486314032275.

 

            10 — Canada Goose Season Closes in the Northeastern California Zone.

For more information, visit wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/waterfowl.

 

            12 — California Fish and Game Commission Meeting. The meeting is to be held via webinar/teleconference due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19.

For more information, visit fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2021.

 

            12 — California Fish and Game Wildlife Resources Committee Meeting. The meeting is to be held via webinar/teleconference due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19.

For more information, visit fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2021.

 

            13 — Duck Season Closes in the Northeastern California Zone.

For more information, visit wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/waterfowl.

 

            15 — White Geese and White-fronted Goose Season Closes in the Northeastern California Zone.

For more information, visit wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/waterfowl.

 

            31 — Duck and Goose Season Closes in the Balance of State Zone.

For more information, visit wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/waterfowl.

 

            31 — Duck and Goose Season Closes in the Colorado River, Southern San Joaquin and Southern California Zones.

For more information, visit wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/waterfowl.

 

            31 — Deer Tag Reporting Deadline. Deer tag holders must submit a harvest report for any 2020 deer tag by the Jan. 31, 2021 deadline. All tag holders must report even if they did not hunt, or they hunted unsuccessfully. Tag holders who do not report by this deadline will be charged a $21.60 non-reporting penalty fee when purchasing a 2021 deer tag drawing application or deer tag. To report your harvest online, visit ca.wildlifelicense.com/internetsales/customersearch/begin.

For more information, visit wildlife.ca.gov/licensing/hunting#9941260-tag-reporting.

Persons with disabilities needing reasonable accommodation to participate in public meetings or other CDFW activities are invited to contact CDFW’s Accessibility Coordinator at (916) 651-1214, the EEO Office at (916) 653-9089, or send an email to [email protected]

Reasonable accommodation requests for facility and/or meeting accessibility should be received at least 21 days prior to the event. Requests for American Sign Language Interpreters should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event, and requests for Real-Time Captioning at least four weeks prior to the event. These timeframes are to help ensure that the requested accommodation is met. If a request for an accommodation has been submitted but due to circumstances is no longer needed, contact the Accessibility Coordinator immediately.