Fish and Game Commission Adopts 2014 Big-Game Tag Quotas April 18, 2014 California

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Fish and Game Commission Adopts 2014 Big-Game Tag Quotas April 18, 2014 California, CDFW News
... The California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) finalized big-game tag quotas at their April 15 meeting in Ventura. A total of 204,337 deer [FGC has issued about twice as many tags to kill bucks as there are available bucks in the state], 316 elk, 200 pronghorn antelope and 14 bighorn sheep tags were approved for distribution to California’s hunters for the 2014 hunting season... Stuart Itoga, CDFW Big Game Program Coordinator. “We are still dealing with the after-effects of several large wildfires, and the drought conditions are not helping the habitat recover. A prolonged drought could negatively impact big game species populations, but the biggest hurdle for hunters now is gaining access to hunting grounds.” ...



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