Articles Tagged With ‘California Department of Fish and Wildlife’


The Mission of the Department of Fish and Wildlife is to manage California’s diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.



Who is shooting protected birds in Oceano?

State investigators are looking for the person who illegally shot and wounded several California Gulls with metal darts over the last month at the Oceano Dunes, according to Pacific Wildlife Care. [Cal Coast Times] California Gulls are native to western... (Continue reading)

Hunter mistaken for deer, shot

A man in his 60s suffered a bullet wound to the shoulder in a hunting accident that occurred late Thursday in the Caliente Mountain Range near the Carrizo Plain National Monument, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.... (Continue reading)

Mountain lion killed on Highway 1 in Cambria

A mountain lion was found dead alongside Highway 1 in Cambria on Thursday after it was apparently struck by a vehicle. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 8 a.m., a passerby reported seeing the dead mountain lion. California Department of Fish... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police arrest teens over Snapchat gun threat

A Snapchat threat that led to the lockdown of four Paso Robles schools on Tuesday has resulted in the arrest of two teens on a firearm charge. [Cal Coast Times] On Tuesday morning, a Paso Robles High School student met... (Continue reading)

Whale washes up, dies near Pismo Beach

A gray whale calf died Tuesday, hours after washing ashore on Pismo State Beach near the Monarch Butterfly Grove. Passersby noticed the whale around 7 a.m. Officials from state and federal agencies then came out to the scene, as did... (Continue reading)

Skinned zebra found on the beach near San Simeon

Surfers spotted a skinned zebra lying dead on a beach near San Simeon, snapped a photo. The photo of the zebra then made rounds on social media, prompting angry reactions from numerous Central Coast residents. Local and state officials are... (Continue reading)

Reward offered in search for sea otter killer

A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of person or persons responsible for fatally shooting three sea otters off the Central Coast. In mid-August, the bodies of two juvenile males and one adult male otter... (Continue reading)

Illegal marijuana grow utilized stolen water

The owners of a multi-million dollar illegal marijuana grow in Ventura County allegedly stole water to irrigate the pot plants from a nearby mountain. [KCOY] On Friday, Ventra County Sheriff deputies raided the 80 acre operation outside Fillmore that included... (Continue reading)

Oceano man who caught great white shark turns himself in

An Oceano man who caught a great white shark and posed with the fish turned himself in to authorities Tuesday. The man surrendered himself to California Fish and Wildlife officers after the agency circulated photos of him with the shark.... (Continue reading)

California Men’s Colony on lockdown

State officials placed the California Men’s Colony on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after receiving an anonymous tip that dangerous contraband had been trafficked into the prison by an inmate participating on  a fire crew. Officials are not disclosing what type of... (Continue reading)