With the official arrival of summer in June, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is announcing additional chances for outdoorsmen and women to get active.
The Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Access permit applications go on sale Wednesday, June 16 for Fall Elk Hunts. Ninety-two SHARE elk tags will be available during 60 elk hunts offered through the SHARE program. An $11.50 non-refundable application fee (plus handling fees) will be charged for each hunt choice. For more information, visit wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/share.
Effective Saturday, June 26 the Recreational Ocean Salmon season will be open from Point Arena to Pigeon Point. Shortly thereafter, on Tuesday June 29 the Recreational Ocean Salmon season opens from the Oregon/California State Line to Point Arena. For more information, visit the Ocean Salmon webpage at wildlife.ca.gov/fishing/ocean/regulations/salmon or call either the CDFW Ocean Salmon Regulations Hotline at (707) 576-3429 or the National Marine Fisheries Service Ocean Salmon Regulations Hotline at (800) 662-9825.
Also this month, the California Fish and Game Commission meeting is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, June 16 and 17. The meeting will be staged via webinar/teleconference due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19. For more information, visit fgc.ca.gov.
Finally, a special event for teachers is on the schedule for Saturday, June 26. The Aquatic WILD Virtual Workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This one-day workshop for elementary school teachers takes a deep dive into aquatic habitats and their animals. Participants leave with the Aquatic Wild guide to hundreds of fun and engaging lessons and activities and skills to lead field investigations at their school or on the Elkhorn Slough Reserve. This workshop is free, but registration is required. For more details and to register, visit www.elkhornslough.org/events/aquatic-wild-teacher-workshop-210626.