California Outdoors Q&A’s: 08/10/2016

California Outdoors Q&A’s: 08/10/2016

Carrie Wilson  |  CalOutdoors@wildlife.ca.gov Can Minors Legally Hunt Alone? Question: I am 16 years old and have my hunter education certification. I was wondering if it is legal for me to hunt by myself with a firearm. I have not found anything saying one way or another whether I can legally do this. If it […]


Maxwell youth soccer team undefeated heading into playoffs

Maxwell youth soccer team undefeated heading into playoffs

There are a number of words that could be used to describe the group of 8-year-old Maxwell soccer players that have taken the Williams Parks and Recreation League by storm this year. Stellar, outstanding, exceptional – pick any number of synonyms for each those words and it would accurately describe the performance of the lone […]


California Outdoors Q&A’s

California Outdoors  Q&A’s

Carrie Wilson | CalOutdoors@wildlife.ca.gov Hunting with an Airbow? Question: I’ve been learning about the Benjamin Pioneer Airbow and am curious about the legal status of using these for hunting. It seems to be the functional equivalent of a crossbow and so I would think they would be appropriate for general big game seasons where archery is […]


Instrumental mastery: the artistry behind of Main Street duck calling

Instrumental mastery:  the artistry behind of Main Street duck calling

To the average person, the sounds that will come from the event stage at Veterans Memorial Park during next month’s California State Duck Calling Championship might just sound like, well, noise. “A think a lot of people can find the sound of the competition calling unpleasant,” said Kittle’s Outdoor and Sport owner Pat Kittle. “Luckily, […]


Women’s rugby has historical Saturday in 7’s action

Women’s rugby has historical Saturday in 7’s action

The Colusa County Women’s Rugby Football Club didn’t play their first 15’s match over the weekend – low numbers for the opposing side meant more 7’s action for the fledgling club. There were a number of firsts for the CCWRFC on Saturday in Shasta, however. The CCWRFC played three 7’s matches against the University of […]


Countdown to California State Duck Calling Championship and Outdoor Expo

Countdown to California State Duck Calling Championship and Outdoor Expo

In exactly one month, Veteran’s Memorial Park in Colusa will be resonating with highballs, feeding and comeback calls, quacks, clucks, yodels and a litany of other “main street” waterfowl sounds. The countdown to the California State Duck Calling Championship, hosted by Kittle’s Outdoor and Sport for the sixth straight year, has officially begun. The two […]


Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area Seeks Volunteers for Cleanup and Maintenance Day

Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area Seeks Volunteers for Cleanup and Maintenance Day

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area (UBBWA) is seeking volunteers to assist with a cleanup and hunting blind maintenance day on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 7 a.m. to noon. UBBWA consists of Little Dry Creek and Llano Seco in Butte County and Howard Slough in Glenn County. UBBWA […]


California Outdoors Q&As: July 27, 2016

California Outdoors Q&As: July 27, 2016

Carrie Wilson  |  CalOutdoors@wildlife.ca.gov Archery with Lighted Arrow Nocks Question: We are bow hunters and are wondering if there are any regulations against using lighted arrow nocks? They turn on when shot from your bow and stay on until you turn them off. They operate by a small lithium battery and will stay on for […]


Colusa County Elite Hoops team looking the part

Colusa County Elite Hoops team looking the part

What a difference a week can make. In just their second weekend competing in the Summer Hoops Series at the Hardwood Palace in Rocklin, the Colusa County Elite Basketball Club’s three teams were much improved over the previous week. In fact, the club is beginning to look, well, elite. After going 2-1 last week, the […]


Bear Pride Tournament Held

Bear Pride Tournament Held

14 teams made up of 56 players took part in the 6th Annual “Bear Pride” Golf Tournament fundraiser on Sunday, in an effort to raise funds for the Pierce Pride Foundation. Kim Travis and Chuck Wayman chaired the event, and had the help of many of the Pierce Pride Foundation parents. Team Travis, comprised of […]


Women’s Rugby Club may see first 15’s action this weekend

Women’s Rugby Club may see first 15’s action this weekend

The Colusa County Women’s Rugby Football Club is still a few months away from officially being accepted into the Northern California Rugby Football Union, but that hasn’t stopped them from competing in the meantime. Just last month, the CCWRFC traveled to the Ethos 7’s Tournament at the Corte Madera Town Park in Marin, and their […]


Little enthusiasm, results on opening day of salmon season

Little enthusiasm, results on opening day of salmon season

The opening weekend of salmon season wasn’t anything to brag about, but a few fortunate fishers managed to pull fish out of the Sacramento River near Colusa County. “I only heard of two fish being caught this weekend,” Doug Austin, of Kittle’s Outdoor and Sport said. He added that he wasn’t sure where the fish […]


California Outdoors Q&As

California Outdoors Q&As

Carrie Wilson CalOutdoors@wildlife.ca.gov Prohibited from Retrieving Deer from Private Property Question: Last year I shot a doe with my A31 tag in Los Angeles County (Archery Only-Either Sex). It appeared to be a lethal shot from 22 yards with decent shot placement. I tracked the blood to a privately owned ranch 100 yards away. I […]


Youth Conservation Corps hard at work in Colusa County

Youth Conservation Corps hard at work in Colusa County

Youth Conservation Corps members in the area are hard at work at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex, and have been putting in hours at both the Colusa and Delevan National Wildlife Refuges in Colusa County. The Youth Conservation Corps is a summer employment program for young men and women ages 15 through 18. Program […]


Colusa Major All Stars end tournament with loss

Colusa Major All Stars end tournament with loss

The Colusa Area Little League Majors All Star team wrapped up their summer with a 5-4 loss to Peach Bowl on Saturday, in what was their final game in the All Star tournament. Trent Mendenhall went 2-3 with three RBIs, Ethan Lay went 2-3 with a walk, and Marcus Sanchez and Keith Chavez each singled […]


New County Basketball Club Seeks Sponsors

New County Basketball Club Seeks Sponsors

Colusa County hoopsters will have the opportunity to play ball this summer with Colusa County Elite Basketball, a new Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) travel club in the county. It is the first year for the club, which currently has a team for 4th grade boys, 7th grade boys, and JV boys. The ultimate goal is […]


Seeing Green (Heads): Mallard population up by more than 50 percent from ‘15

Seeing Green (Heads):  Mallard population up by more than 50 percent from ‘15

Its waterfowl breeding population survey now submitted, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has some good news: the breeding population of ducks in California for 2016 is up 24.5 percent from 2015. The total breeding population of ducks in California is estimated to be 417,791. “The late, abundant spring rains were a real […]


Colusa junior golf, biggest ever

Colusa junior golf, biggest ever

Colusa Golf & Country Club had 87 kids sign up for its annual Free Junior Golf Clinic, the largest such event that the club has ever been responsible for putting on. Organizers said that the event draws between 50 and 60 attendees in a typical year, and that the number this year was exceptional. “I […]


North wins 8th straight Lions All-Star Football Game

North wins 8th straight Lions All-Star Football Game

For the eighth year running, the North squad earned the right to call themselves the best of the best in Northern California, after they pulled away in the second half of the 39th annual 11-man Lions All-Star 4-C1 Football Game on Saturday night. In what turned out to be a 48-6 blowout win at Shasta […]


CWA releases 2016-2017 waterfowl regulations

CWA releases 2016-2017 waterfowl regulations

The California Waterfowl Association has released a general guide of the hunting regulations for the 2016-2017 Waterfowl Season, and a number of changes have been made since the 2015-2016 season. Among the more noteworthy changes to the regulations are the increasing of the youth hunter age from 15 and younger to 17 and younger. The […]


Colusa County Hall of Fame Dinner Approaches (Part 1)

Colusa County Hall of Fame Dinner Approaches (Part 1)

Five standout athletes from Colusa County’s past, in addition to a coach and a team, will be honored at the 14th Annual Colusa County Sports Hall of Fame dinner on July 9. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees include alumni from Colusa, Williams, Maxwell, and Pierce High Schools, and each is deserving of enshrinement, committee […]


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