After six decades as the California Department of Fish and Game, the agency in charge of the state's wild animals has a new name — one that has many hunting and fishing organizations leery.
The agency has been renamed the Department of Fish and Wildlife, thanks to legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown and it wouldn’t seem to be a big deal. But some sporting groups don’t like the connotation. “Generally, that means a shift toward butterflies, endangered species, and other stuff like that,” said Mike Faw of the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance.
The new legislation also banned the centuries-old practice of using hounds to hunt bears and bobcats which also has some sporting groups crying the blues.