Calling all wildlife loving artists! The Department of Fish and Wildlife will be holding a design contest a the state’s 2017-2018 upland game bird stamp. The contest is open to all U.S. residents ages 18 and over. This year's featured bird is the Wilson’s snipe, which should be featured in it's native habitat. "Entries will be judged on originality, artistic composition, anatomical accuracy and suitability for reproduction as a stamp and a print."
Entries will be accepted from Oct. 30 through Nov.15.
For contest information and entry forms, please visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/upland-game-bird-stamp.
The Pacific halibut season opened on Monday, May 1 for the first of four open periods. Halibut season this year will be TMay 1-June 15, July 1-15, Aug. 1-15 and Sept. 1-Oct. 31, subject to earlier closure if the quotas are met.
The DFW will be stationing inspectors at public launch ramps and charter boat landings to keep an eye on the overall catch.
More information is available through these references: