January State Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar | Corning Observer

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s January calendar is listed.

Wildlife areas, ecological reserves and other properties may be closed due to wildfires or damage caused by wildfires. Hunters and outdoor enthusiasts are strongly encouraged to check for closure before heading out on recreational trips.

• Multiple Days — Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Application deadline for multiple hunting opportunities. Wild pig, waterfowl, turkey and quail hunts are available through the SHARE program. A non-refundable application fee of $11.75 (plus processing fee) is charged for each hunt choice. For more information, please visit wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/share.

• Various days — Guided wetland tours by reservation at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley. A wildlife naturalist will guide any group, school, or organization on a half-mile route through the various wetlands of Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. General information includes wildlife identification, behavior patterns, and conservation efforts. The experience can be tailored to include the requested information. The minimum group size is 15 people. For more information, please call (530) 846-7505 or email lori.dieter@wildlife.ca.gov.

• Weekends — Guided wildlife tours at Gray Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, 12:30 pm, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley. The 90-minute walking tour covers just over half a mile through this premier birding site that highlights migratory waterfowl and other wetland wildlife. Tours are canceled in the event of heavy rain and will not take place on New Year’s Day. No reservation is necessary for groups of less than 20 people. This land is part of the CDFW Lands Pass program and associated user fees. There is no additional cost for the visit. To purchase a Lands Pass, go to Wildlife.ca.gov/licensing/. For more information, please call (530) 846-7505 or email lori.dieter@wildlife.ca.gov.

• 8 — Canada goose season closed in northeastern California. For more information, please visit wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/.

• 11 — Close of duck season in the Northeast California area. For more information, please visit wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/.

• 13 — Snow goose and white-fronted goose season closed in northeastern California. For more information, please visit wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/.

• 19-22 — International Sports Expo, Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento. CDFW will be back at the International Sports Expo in Sacramento. CDFW staff will be on hand and available to answer questions, hear concerns, and provide a convenient location to purchase annual fishing and hunting licenses, as well as the 2023 Warden’s Stamp. For more information, visit at www.sportsexpos.com/attend/.

• 29 — Close of goose season in the Balance of State area. For more information, please visit wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/.

• 30 — Opening of the falconry season only for rabbits and other hares (extending until March 19). For more information on upland game bird seasons and boundaries, please visit wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/small-.

• 31 — The duck and goose season ends in the Balance of State, Colorado River, Southern San Joaquin and Southern California areas. For more information, please visit wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/.

• 31 — Deer tag declaration deadline. Deer tag holders must submit a harvest report for any 2022 deer tag by the January 31, 2023 deadline. All tag holders must report even if they did not hunt or if they hunted without success. Tag holders who do not show up by this deadline will be charged a $21.60 non-reporting fee when purchasing a 2023 deer tag drawing application or tag of deer. To report harvest online, please visit www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/. For more information, please visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/licensing/.

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