Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Upland Game bird summary 2014-15

Summary 2014 - 2015 Upland Game Bird Hunting Seasons and Limits Regulation changes for 2014 - 2015 •The late pheasant archery season has been re-established, extending for 28 days after the general pheasant season, and in addition to the early pheasant archery season. •The daily bag limit for mourning and white-winged doves increased to 15 in aggregate of which no more than 10 may be white-winged doves. • Eurasian collared-dove season is open all year, statewide, beginning September 1. • 30 sage-grouse permits have been approved for the North Mono Hunt Zone.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

DIY Flash Targets

I just put up this video about how to make your own flash targets similar to the ones they use for Olympic competitions. DIY Flash Targets

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lakeshore Park (Newark lake) in Newark Fishing 07/04/2014

This was the first time I have ever been to the lake. A colleague from my work recommended we go there after work. Supposedly there are carp, catfish, bass, bluegill and trout. According to the DFG they stock it with trout and catfish. We did see numerous large fish jumping, but I am not sure if they were bass or trout. There are no restrooms there so keep that in mind if you decide to go there. We tried hotdog, bread, powerbait, and chicken liver as bait and only got a few nibbles on the hotdog and chicken liver I put in a crawfish trap to see what sort of fish were in there, I did manage to catch three crayfish and one small bluegill, as well as one minnow which was so small I was unable to identify it. I will definitely come back another time and will bring worms with me because I feel that would be the best bait there. I am sure there are some large fish 10+ pounds in there. http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fishinginthecity/sf/gofish-southeast.html

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Panoche Hills/ Tumey Hills BLM Land - Target Shooting/ Hunting 6/28/2014

Today I went with my brother and friend to go do some target shooting on BLM land. We wanted to practice >100 yard shots, which our local range is unable to provide for us. First off, there are no trees here, so make sure if you decide to go target shooting to bring a canopy or tarp to provide shade, especially this time of year, today it was 104 out there. As far as hunting, I am sure there are pigs there, when there is actually water. I saw a lot of varmint signs, but only saw one rabbit. We were going to go the northern half of Panoche hills, but the road leading into that part was locked because The Panoche and Tumey Hills are now under Fire Season Vehicle Restrictions. No motorized access is allowed from April 15 to the beginning of upland game bird season. So on highway 5 there is actually a road that goes right off into the park which is where we ended up going. There were several other groups there shooting as well. For BLM land this is actually some of the cleanest, so please remember to pick up your casings and targets. There are no bathrooms and no water so make sure to bring water and toilet paper if you head up there. It is also a great area to go fossil hunting so it could be a great trip for the family, especially during the wetter months. BLM Panoche Hills Webpage BLM target Shooting