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July Outdoor Education, Wildlife Programs Scheduled

California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife has released its list of events for July. As a reminder, all calendar items are subject to change.

Wildlife areas, ecological reserves and other properties may be closed due to wildfires or storm damage. Hunters and outdoor enthusiasts are strongly encouraged to check for closures before leaving on any recreational trip.


Sundays — Tot Time at Nimbus Fish Hatchery, 11 a.m., 2001 Nimbus Road, Gold River. Join CDFW every Sunday for Tot Time at the Visitor’s Center at Nimbus Fish Hatchery to listen to nature-themed stories and create a fun craft. Recommended for children ages 2-7 years, with parent/guardian supervision. There is no cost for these events and registration is not required. For more information, email


July 20 — California Fish and Game Commission Marine Resources Committee Meeting, scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m., Petaluma Elks Lodge, 2105 South McDowell Blvd., Petaluma. Webinar/teleconference participation options will be available. For more information, visit


July 24 — Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) access permit application deadline for elk hunting opportunities. A $12.75 non-refundable application fee (plus handling fees) is charged for each hunt choice. For more information, visit


July 29 — 34th Annual Mammoth Lakes Kids Fishing Festival, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., SnowCreek Resort Ponds, 1254 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes. This event is free for kids 14 and under. Rods and reels are provided, or you can bring your own. For more information, visit


General Season for rabbits and varying hare opened statewide in July, extending through Jan. 28, 2024. For more information on small game seasons and limits, please visit