Q: I told my fellow hunter that you cannot use radios to guide another hunter to the exact location of a deer laying down to kill it. You can say something like “it’s 200 yards below you,” but that’s it. He told me that he didn’t see it in the regulations. Can you clarify this for us, please?

— John

A: While this is illegal in some states, it’s legal in California. Currently, California has no such law to prevent a hunter or group of hunters from using radios or cell phones

Q: What’s happening with abalone for this year? Does the season close at the end of October or November? And what is the season limit?

— Dahn N., Benicia

A: Abalone populations in California have been in decline over the last few years due to unprecedented environmental and biological…