SACRAMENTO — The Lake Almanor "make a Wish" tournament is being held out of Big Cove Marina on Saturday, and archery deer season for the A-zone ends on Sunday.
Show your support for hunters by attending the COHA/Cal Houndsmen dinner in Thornton on Saturday night, or CWA dinner in Lancaster and NRA supporters in Oakdale.
There's a hunter safety class being held both Saturday and Sunday in Stockton at the Waterloo Guns & Bocci Club, so getting your license is made easy.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Sat., Aug. 4: COHA AND CAL HOUNDSMEN DINNER: The California Houndsmen for Conservation (CHC) and COHA annual joint dinner event in Thornton at the "Our Lady of Fatima Society Portuguese Hall." Help support your ability to hunt with dogs by attending this important event. Go to www.outdoorheritage.org/ for more information.
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 e-mail: email@example.com.
Aug. 4: CWA LANCASTER BUCKS & DUCKS DINNER: Held at 240 E. Avenue K, Lancaster, CA. No host cocktails 5 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: 7th annual "Make a Wish Tournament" out of Big Cove Marina. Go to www.fishforawish.com for details.
Sat./Sun., 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.
Sun., Aug. 5: CLOSE A-ZONE ARCHERY: Closing (tentative) A-zone archery deer season South Unit 110 and North Unit 160.
Weds./Thurs., Aug. 8-9: FISH AND GAME COMMISSION MEETING: At the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Santa Rosa Room, 450 East Harbor Boulevard Ventura. Go to www.fgc.ca.gov or View or listen to California Fish and Game Commission meetings in real time via Internet webcasting
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, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat., Aug. 11: OPENING RIFLE A-ZONE: Opening of general deer season in A zones South Unit 110 and North unit 160.
Aug. 11, KIDS FISHING IN SACRAMENTO: Fishing in the City fishing clinic at Sacramento’s Florin Creek Park, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Children only until 11 a.m. More information at www.dfg.ca.gov/fishinginthecity/sac/ or (916) 358-2872.
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 for more information.
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: email@example.com
Weds., Aug. 15: PART OF AMERICAN CLOSES TO SALMON: Salmon fishing closes on the American River from Hazel Ave. Bridge to the U.S. Geological Survey gauging station cable crossing near Nimbus Hatchery.
Weds., Aug. 15: KLAMATH SALMON SEASON OPENS: Klamath River fall Chinook salmon season. Daily bag limit is 4 Chinook salmon, any combination of jacks (sub-adults) and adults more than 22 inches long. The possession limit is 8 Chinook salmon, any combination of jacks and adults. (The Trinity River fall Chinook salmon season opens Sept. 1 with the same daily bag and possession limits as the Klamath River.) Go to www.dfg.ca.gov/regulations/ for other restrictions that may apply. Or contact Wade Sinnen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 822-5119.
Weds., Aug. 15: MENDOCINO ROCKFISH SEASON CLOSES: Last day of recreational groundfish season for all boat-based anglers in the Mendocino Groundfish Management Area (Cape Mendocino, Humboldt County to Point Arena, Mendocino County). For more information go to www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/groundfishcentral.
Fri., Aug. 17: SUPPORT SALMON WITH GGSA: Golden Gate Salmon Association Santa Cruz Membership Dinner in Santa Cruz at Santa Cruz Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen St., Santa Cruz, CA., 95060. Go to goldengatesalmonassociation.com/.
Fri., Aug. 17: WARDEN CLASS GRADUATES: DFG Law Enforcement Academy Class 56 Graduation at the Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley Road, Paradise (95969). The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.
Fri., Aug. 17: SUPPORT SALMON WITH GGSA: Golden Gate Salmon Association San Francisco Membership Dinner in San Francisco at the Presidio Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco, CA., 94129. Go to goldengatesalmonassociation.com/.
Fri., Aug. 17: CWA CHOWCHILLA BANQUET: Held at Farnesi’s Steakhouse, 230 East Robertson Blvd., Chowchilla, CA. Cocktails 5 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.. Contact Matt Zimmer at (559) 665-2258 or Don Knapp at (209) 535-1302 or Blair Gladwin at (209) 725-3445 for more information.
Fri., Aug. 17: FISHING CLUB BREAKFAST, AUBURN: Rooster Tails Fishing Club breakast, 7 a.m. at the Auburn Elks Lodge, 195 Pine St., Auburn. Presentation with Kent Brown of Ultimate Bass, KHTK, 1140. For more information on attending this event contact Jim, Club Chairman, 530-887-0479, or email@example.com.
Sat., Aug. 18: OUTDOOR HUNTING EXPO: Outdoor Hunting Expo and Sporting Clay Shoot & BBQ held at Waterloo Gun & Bocci Club, 4343 No. Ashley Lane, Stockton, CA. Free Expo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sporting Clay Shoot Check In at 8 a.m. and shoot begins at 9 a.m. Contact Tim Davanis for Sporting Clay Shoot information at (916) 335-9604 or George Oberstadt for Hunting Expo information at (916) 275-0961.
Sat., Aug. 18: KIDS FISHING CLINIC SACRAMENTO: Fishing in the City fishing clinics at Sacramento’s Granite Park, 8:30 a.m. to noon. More information at www.dfg.ca.gov/fishinginthecity/sac/ or (916) 358-2872.
Sat., Aug. 18: OPENING ARCHERY DEER: Opening archery deer zones B-1 through B3, B-5, B-6, D-3 through D-10.
Sun., Aug. 19: COYOTE VALLEY SPORTING CLAY SHOOT, BARBECUE: Held at Coyote Valley Sporting Clay, 1000 San Bruno Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA. Shoot Check In 8 a.m. and Shoot Begins at 9 a.m. Contact Gene Souza at (510) 914-1442 or Tom Homen at (209) 606-7257.
Sun., Aug. 19: CLOSE B-4 ARCHERY: Closing (tentative) B-4 zone archery deer season.
Tues., Aug. 21: CWA WATSONVILLE DINNER: California Waterfowl Watsonville Chapter dinner held at Kennedy Youth Center, 2401 E. Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CA. Hosted bar 6 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Contact Carolyn Agard at (831) 479-1444 for more information.
Fri., Aug. 24: CWA BLACKHAWK DINNER: California Waterfowl Blackhawk Dinner held at Behring Auto Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Contact Darren Solaro at (916) 275-5143 or for more information.
Sat., Aug. 25: SPORTING CLAY FUN SHOOT COON CREEK: Coon Creek Sporting Clay Fun Shoot and Barbeque held at Coon Creek Trap and Skeet Club, 5393 Waltz Road, Lincoln, CA. Shoot check in 8 a.m. and shoot begins at 9 a.m. Contact Tim Davanis at (916) 335-9604 for more information.
Sat., Aug. 25: OPENING B-4 RIFLE: Opening (tentative) general deer season in zone B-4.
Tues., Aug 28: 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., Aug. 30: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BOARD MEET: Wildlife Conservation Board meeting, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the State Capitol, Room 112, Sacramento (95814). Room is subject to change. Please check the WCB website at www.wcb.ca.gov.
Fri., Aug. 31: IMPERIAL VALLEY DOVE DINNER: Held at 275 Marjorie Avenue, Brawley, CA. No Host Cocktails 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Contact Brad Luckey at (760) 791-2175 or Hollis Daker at (909) 615-6329 or Rich Sheffield at (760) 791-0905 for more information.