The following is courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife:
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is returning to the annual Bart Hall and Cal Shows for 2023: The Del Mar Bart Hall Show is Feb. 16-19 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar (San Diego County), the Cal Shows Central Valley Sportsmen’s Boat & RV Show is Mar. 10-12 at the Kern County Fairgrounds in Bakersfield and the Long Beach Bart Hall Show is Mar. 29-Apr. 2 at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Wildlife officers, fisheries and wildlife scientists, license agents and other CDFW staff will be available during the shows to answer questions and provide information regarding fishing and hunting opportunities throughout the state. Licenses, license items and warden stamps will be available for purchase. Customers may pay by credit card or check.
The CDFW Law Enforcement trailer will be on display with a wide array of taxidermy, and Wildlife Officers will be on hand to answer questions about employment opportunities and rules and regulations regarding hunting and fishing. The 2023 Warden Stamp will also be available for purchase at the indoor booth. Stamp sales help fund extra training and equipment for our officers.
Also featured will be a free youth fishing pond stocked with rainbow trout provided by CDFW. Information on CDFW’s Fishing in the City program, as well as a modern fish-transporting truck will be on display at the Bart Hall shows.