SACRAMENTO — Salmon season opens Monday, July 16, in the Sacramento River and elsewhere for a shot at huge run of fish heading our way. Read the regulations!
Water, Wetlands and Wildlife exhibit comes to Stanislaus County Fair July 13-16 for family fun. The NRA is having it's San Luis Obispo NRA dinner Saturday, and Cal Waterfowl holds the Sonoma/Marin pig feed on Sunday.
Read below for details on everything that's coming up in the outdoor Calendar.
Western Outdoor News welcomes calendar items pertaining to hunting, fishing and upcoming events. Send them to P.O. Box 1536, Placerville, CA 95667 or to e-mail address email@example.com. Hunter Education Training classes are conducted on a monthly basis. Go online to www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/index.aspx for a complete, statewide listing of hunter safety course contacts. Courses are now available online — check the web site address above.
Fri., July13-22: OUTDOOR FAIR COMES TO TURLOCK: The Water, Wetlands and Wildlife exhibit returns to the Stanislaus County Fair, July 13-22. DFG wardens and staff from the Los Banos Wildlife Area and La Grange fisheries unit lead the interactive, family-oriented activities in the award winning exhibit. Call (209) 704-4772 or go to www.stancofair.com/.
Sat., July 14: SAN LUIS OBISPO NRA DINNER — Friends of NRA dinner at Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay. Contact Madeline Cooley, (805) 459-3813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun., July 15: CWA SONOMA/MARIN PIG FEED — Held at Silveira Ranch Deer Club, 5 Miles North of Novato on Hwy. 101. Event time is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and lunch will be served from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Contact Tim Davanis at (916) 335-9604 or Christine Mesaros at (916) 648-1406 ext. 122 for more information.
July 15 : NO MORE CRABBIN' — Last day of commercial Dungeness crab season in Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino counties. Details at www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/regulations.asp#commercial.
Mon., July 16: RIVER SALMON FAIR GAME! — Central Valley salmon fishing opens, including the Mokelumne River, but will remain closed for the San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers and all other inland Central Valley areas for 2012. Check individual river, Delta or river section. The full inland salmon fishing regulations are in the 2012-2013 Fishing Regulations Supplement at www.dfg.ca.gov/regulations/. The daily bag and possession limit is two Chinook salmon.
Tues., July 17: SF BAY-DELTA MEET — San Francisco Bay-Delta Area Committee meeting (oil spillpreparedness and response), 10 a.m. to noon. Contact Ben Perry-Thistle, USCG at Benjamin.Perry-Thistle@uscg.mil or (415) 399-7320.
Thurs., July 19: CWA SOUTH BAY STEAK/QUAIL FEED — Held at Club Auto Sport, 521 Charcot Avenue, San Jose. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Contact Scott Cornelius at (408) 826-4782 or Brett Calhoun at (408) 460-2247 for more information.
July 19, HUMBOLDT BAY MEETING — Humboldt Bay Harbor Safety Committee meeting, 9 to 11 a.m. in the Woodley Island Marina conference room, Eureka (95501). North Coast Area Committee meeting to follow at 1 p.m. in same location. Details at http://humboldtharborsafety.org or call Al Storm at (916) 324-6259.
Sat., July 21: CALAVERAS NRA DINNER — Friends of NRA dinner at 6 p.m. at San Andreas Town Hall, 24 Church St., San Andreas, Ca. 95249. Contact Steve Cilenti, (209) 256-1600 or email email@example.com.
Tues., July 24: TYEE CLUB MEET IN SF — San Francisco Tyee Club meeting at Pacific Rod & Gun Club at Lake Merced in San Francisco. Dinner 7 to 7:30 pm. Information, sftyeeclub.com/.
Thurs., July 26: CENTRAL COAST MEETING — Central Coast Area Committee meeting, 10 a.m. at the DFG Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center, 1451 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz (95060). Contact Joshua Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 863-8242.
Fri., July 27: GOLD COUNTRY FRIENDS OF NRA — At Folsom Community Center, 52 Natomas St., Folsom, CA 95630, contact Cheryl Trusler, 916) 983-7912 or Email: email@example.com.
Sat., July 28: SANTA BARBARA FRIENDS OF NRA — 5 p.m., at Elks' Lodge, 150 N. Kellog, Santa Barbara, Ca. 93110, contact John McCormack, Phone: (805) 692-4980 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAT., July 28: CWA UKIAH DINNER — Held at Ukiah Elks Lodge, 1200 Hasting Road, Ukiah, CA. Cocktails 5 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Contact Amy Taglio at (707) 485-4868 or Tom Homen at (209) 606-7257 or for more information.
July 28: WESTERN SIERRA BANQUET — California Deer Association fund-raising banquet in Sonora. For information, contact Ronnie Hobbs (209) 984-3015 or go to www.caldeer.com/.
Sun., July 29: ALL-FEMALE SHOOTING CLUB — Lock-n-Load Ladies shoot at Manteca Sportsmen's Club. STARS philosophy: Safety, Training and Responsible shooters. Our goal is to teach women how to use a gun safely and confidently through training both in-class and on the firing range. Website, www.locknloadladies.com, or call (209) 620-6823.
Mon., July 30: NO MORE CRABBIN' — Last day of recreational Dungeness crab season in Del Norte,Humboldt and Mendocino counties. More information at
Wed., Aug. 1: FRESNO COUNTY FRIENDS OF NRA, 5 p.m. at Pardini's, 2257 W. Shaw Ave, Fresno , CA 93720. Contact Barry Bauer Phone:(559) 288-2115 or Email: email@example.com.
Thurs., Aug, 2: CWA SALINAS VALLEY DINER — Held at Salinas Golf & Country Club, 475 San Juan Grade Road, Salinas, CA. No Host Cocktails 5:30 pm and dinner at 7:15 pm.. Contact Tom Homen at (209) 606-7257 or Chris Bartoli at (831) 521-1365 or Robert Ashmore at (831) 372-0800.
Sat., Aug. 4: OAKDALE FRIENDS OF NRA, 5 p.m., at F.E.S. Hall, 140 North Lee Oakdale, CA 95361, contact Wilma Wilson, Phone:(209) 845-9475 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 4: CWA LANCASTER BUCKS & DUCKS DINNER — Held at 240 E. Avenue K, Lancaster, CA. No Host Cocktails 5:00 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Contact Robert Neaman at (661) 943-8844 or Rodney Torres at (209) 769-1088 for information.
Aug. 4: LAKE ALMANOR "MAKE A WISH" TOURNEY — Seventh annual "Make a Wish Tournament" out of Big Cove Marina. Go to www.fishforawish.com for details.
Aug. 4-5: STOCKTON HUNTER SAFETY CLASS — Held at Waterloo Guns & Bocci Club, 4343 North Ashley Lane, Stockton, CA. Class begins at 8 a.m. $20 Class Fee includes lunch on Saturday, $10 Lunch for non-participants. Contact Tim Davanis at (916) 335-9604 or Don Giottonini at (209) 464-4565 or for more information.
Weds./Thurs., Aug. 8-9: FISH AND GAME COMMISSION MEETING — At the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Santa Rosa Room , 450 East Harbor Boulevard Ventura.
Fri., Aug. 10: NRA FUNDRAISER STOCKTON — Stockton Friends of NRA fundraiser at 6 p.m at the Bocci Club, 4343 North Ashley Ln., Stockton, CA 95215. Contact Barbara Kurilow, Phone:(209) 931-5288, Email: email@example.com.
Sat/Sun., Aug. 11-12: GUN SHOW IN ANGELS CAMP — Buck Stop Gun Show at the Calaveras Fairgrounds in "Frogtown", call Sam at (530) 622-9486.
Sat., Aug. 11: CWA SANTA MARGARITA RIVER BANQUET — Held at Vista Elk’s Lodge, 1947 E. Vista Way, Vista, CA. Cocktails 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Contact Steve Fettes at (760) 450-5965 or Tim Davanis at (916) 335-9604 or visit www.calwaterfowl.org/web2/departments/fundraisingandevents/Flyers/SantaMargarita12.pdf or go to: http://events.SignUp4.com/SantaMargaritaRiver12.
Sat., Aug. 11: NRA FUNDRAISER AMADOR — Amador Friends of NRA, at 5:30 p.m. at the Italian Picnic Grounds, 581 Hwy 49, Sutter Creek, CA, 95685, contact Ryan Kirkman Phone:(209) 274-4255, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Weds., Aug. 15: PART OF AMERICAN CLOSES TO SALMON — Salmon fishing closes on the Americna River from Hazel Ave. Bridge to the U.S. Geological Survery gauging station cable crossing near Nimbus Hatchery.